News articles about Hanwha Q CELLS Co. (NASDAQ:HQCL) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hanwha Q CELLS Co. earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.8263021785673 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Hanwha Q CELLS Co. (NASDAQ:HQCL) traded down 0.80% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $7.45. 18,177 shares of the company traded hands. Hanwha Q CELLS Co. has a one year low of $7.35 and a one year high of $7.52.

Hanwha Q CELLS Co. (NASDAQ:HQCL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The semiconductor company reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.15. The business had revenue of $577.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $571.90 million. Hanwha Q CELLS Co. had a net margin of 2.30% and a return on equity of 11.55%. Hanwha Q CELLS Co.’s quarterly revenue was up 33.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.92 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Hanwha Q CELLS Co. will post $0.57 earnings per share for the current year.

HQCL has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Hanwha Q CELLS Co. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Axiom Securities restated a “sell” rating on shares of Hanwha Q CELLS Co. in a report on Friday, September 8th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Hanwha Q CELLS Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.75.

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About Hanwha Q CELLS Co.

Hanwha Q CELLS Co, Ltd., formerly Hanwha SolarOne Co, Ltd., is a global solar energy company engaged in the manufacturing of solar modules, and the development and management of downstream solar farms. It manufactures a range of photo voltaic (PV) cells and PV modules at its manufacturing facilities in China and Malaysia using manufacturing process technologies, including those developed at its research and development facilities in Germany.

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