PQ Group (PQG) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.48

News stories about PQ Group (NYSE:PQG) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PQ Group earned a news impact score of 0.48 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 48.158986301023 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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Shares of PQ Group stock opened at $13.65 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.40, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a current ratio of 1.84. PQ Group has a 12 month low of $12.88 and a 12 month high of $17.65.

PQ Group (NYSE:PQG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 21st. The company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $358.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $341.30 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.9% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that PQ Group will post 0.99 EPS for the current year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of PQ Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $19.75.

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About PQ Group

PQ Group Holdings Inc is a global provider of catalysts, specialty materials, chemicals and services that enable environmental improvements. The Company’s products and solutions help companies produce vehicles with fuel efficiency. The Company has developed zeolite-based catalysts to reduce pollutants in diesel engines.

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