Press coverage about Harsco (NYSE:HSC) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog 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. Harsco earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.097020504626 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

Several research firms have recently weighed in on HSC. Zacks Investment Research lowered Harsco from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. BidaskClub lowered Harsco from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. ValuEngine lowered Harsco from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Argus raised Harsco from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, September 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Harsco currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.00.

Harsco (NYSE HSC) opened at $18.30 on Friday. Harsco has a 12-month low of $11.40 and a 12-month high of $22.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.87, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 0.83. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,375.60, a PE ratio of 24.78 and a beta of 3.09.

Harsco (NYSE:HSC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The industrial products company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.04. Harsco had a return on equity of 32.46% and a net margin of 1.69%. The firm had revenue of $384.65 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $398.85 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.14 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Harsco will post 0.68 earnings per share for the current year.

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Harsco Company Profile

Harsco Corporation is a provider of industrial services and engineered products. The Company operates in three segments: Harsco Metals & Minerals, Harsco Industrial and Harsco Rail. The Harsco Metals & Minerals segment provides outsourced on-site services to the global metals industry, with the operations focused in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Brazil.

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