Press coverage about Harsco (NYSE:HSC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Harsco earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.9977420120778 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Cortina Asset Management LLC Has $8.07 Million Position in Harsco Co. (HSC) (americanbankingnews.com)
- KeyCorp Reiterates Buy Rating for Harsco (HSC) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Systematic Financial Management LP Has $1.58 Million Holdings in Harsco Co. (HSC) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Sei Investments Co. Acquires 100,087 Shares of Harsco Co. (HSC) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Comerica Bank Has $1.68 Million Stake in Harsco Co. (HSC) (americanbankingnews.com)
Harsco (NYSE:HSC) opened at $20.25 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,630.00, a PE ratio of 253.13 and a beta of 2.96. Harsco has a twelve month low of $11.40 and a twelve month high of $22.00. The company has a quick ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.63.
Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Lake Street Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price objective (up previously from $26.00) on shares of Harsco in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Harsco from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective (up previously from $23.00) on shares of Harsco in a report on Tuesday. ValuEngine downgraded Harsco from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Alembic Global Advisors restated a “buy” rating on shares of Harsco in a report on Friday, February 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Harsco presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.00.
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Harsco Corporation is a provider of industrial services and engineered products. The Company operates in three segments: Harsco Metals & Minerals, Harsco Industrial and Harsco Rail. The Harsco Metals & Minerals segment provides outsourced on-site services to the global metals industry, with the operations focused in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Brazil.
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