Media headlines about Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Israel Chemicals Shs earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research firms recently commented on ICL. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $5.25 price objective (up from $4.75) on shares of Israel Chemicals Shs in a report on Friday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research cut Israel Chemicals Shs from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. BidaskClub upgraded Israel Chemicals Shs from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Israel Chemicals Shs from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, June 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.67.

Israel Chemicals Shs (ICL) traded down 0.42% on Tuesday, reaching $4.76. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 286,592 shares. Israel Chemicals Shs has a 52 week low of $3.52 and a 52 week high of $4.95. The stock’s market capitalization is $6.07 billion. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $4.67 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.43.

Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The basic materials company reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $1.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.32 billion. Israel Chemicals Shs had a positive return on equity of 13.55% and a negative net margin of 3.43%. The firm’s revenue was down 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.09 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Israel Chemicals Shs will post $0.29 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 13th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.0245 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.06%. Israel Chemicals Shs’s dividend payout ratio is presently -66.66%.

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