Media stories about James Hardie Industries (NYSE:JHX) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. James Hardie Industries earned a coverage optimism score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.2498708346159 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- James Hardie Completes Acquisition of Fermacell (markets.financialcontent.com)
- BRIEF-James Hardie Industries Completes Acquisition Of Fermacell (feeds.reuters.com)
- James Hardie Industries (JHX) Cut to Buy at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- Which Valuation Methods Best Conveys James Hardie Industries plc’s (ASX:JHX) True Value? (finance.yahoo.com)
- James Hardie Industries (JHX) and Forterra (FRTA) Critical Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on JHX shares. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of James Hardie Industries from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of James Hardie Industries from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy”.
James Hardie Industries (NYSE:JHX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The construction company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. James Hardie Industries had a net margin of 12.27% and a negative return on equity of 116.69%. The firm had revenue of $495.10 million for the quarter.
About James Hardie Industries
James Hardie Industries plc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells fiber cement products. It operates through four segments: North America Fiber Cement, International Fiber Cement, Other Business, and Research and Development. The company offers fiber cement interior linings, fiberglass windows, exterior siding products, and related accessories products.
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