News articles about W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. W. R. Grace & Co earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 48.2592938752545 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

W. R. Grace & Co (GRA) traded up $1.40 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $71.36. The stock had a trading volume of 876,146 shares, compared to its average volume of 524,606. The stock has a market cap of $4,770.00, a P/E ratio of 32.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.63 and a beta of 1.15. The company has a current ratio of 1.59, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.83. W. R. Grace & Co has a 52 week low of $65.84 and a 52 week high of $77.37.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on GRA. Zacks Investment Research lowered W. R. Grace & Co from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $77.00 price target on shares of W. R. Grace & Co in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $77.00 price target on shares of W. R. Grace & Co in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. W. R. Grace & Co presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $81.60.

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About W. R. Grace & Co

W. R. Grace & Co (Grace) is engaged in the production and sale of specialty chemicals and specialty materials. The Company operates in two segments: Grace Catalysts Technologies and Grace Materials Technologies. The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment includes catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications.

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