PQ Group (PQG) Receives News Sentiment Score of 0.45

Media coverage about PQ Group (NYSE:PQG) has been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PQ Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.45 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.7160478701344 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on shares of PQ Group in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $21.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of PQ Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. PQ Group currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $19.86.

PQ Group stock opened at $13.80 on Monday. PQ Group has a 1-year low of $12.88 and a 1-year high of $17.65. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,866.31 and a P/E ratio of 30.00. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 1.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.34.

PQ Group (NYSE:PQG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 21st. The company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates 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. PQ Group’s revenue was up 10.9% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that PQ Group will post 0.97 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director Kyle D. Vann acquired 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 23rd. The stock was bought at an average price of $14.50 per share, with a total value of $145,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider David James Taylor acquired 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 23rd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $14.39 per share, with a total value of $215,850.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

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About PQ Group

PQ Group Holdings Inc provides catalysts, specialty materials and chemicals, and services. The company operates through two segments, Environmental Catalysts and Services: and Performance Materials and Chemicals. It primarily offers refinery catalysts, emissions control catalysts, and catalyst recycling services for fuels emissions controls use; silica gels for edible oil and beer clarification; precipitated silicas and zeolites for the surface coating, dentifrice, and dishwasher and laundry detergent applications; reflective markings for roadways and airports; and hollow glass beads or microspheres for cement additive, metal finishing, and oil well cement uses.

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