News stories about GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE:GCP) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. GCP Applied Technologies earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the construction company an impact score of 45.8155513882473 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on GCP. Zacks Investment Research raised GCP Applied Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. TheStreet raised GCP Applied Technologies from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Friday, November 24th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 price objective on shares of GCP Applied Technologies in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Cowen began coverage on GCP Applied Technologies in a research note on Monday, October 30th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $31.00 price objective for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $34.33.

Shares of GCP Applied Technologies (GCP) traded up $0.20 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $32.25. The company had a trading volume of 146,241 shares, compared to its average volume of 459,071. GCP Applied Technologies has a 52 week low of $25.25 and a 52 week high of $34.22. The company has a market capitalization of $2,300.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -59.72. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 2.28 and a current ratio of 2.52.

GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE:GCP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The construction company reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.03. GCP Applied Technologies had a return on equity of 124.93% and a net margin of 56.84%. The company had revenue of $282.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $279.05 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.21 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that GCP Applied Technologies will post 0.63 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director Phillip J. Mason purchased 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $29.96 per share, with a total value of $89,880.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 7,428 shares in the company, valued at $222,542.88. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 0.65% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About GCP Applied Technologies

GCP Applied Technologies Inc produces and sells specialty construction chemicals, specialty building materials, and packaging sealants and coatings. The Company operates through two segments: Specialty Construction Chemicals and Specialty Building Materials. The Specialty Construction Chemicals segment manufactures and markets products to manage performance of Portland cement, and materials based on Portland cement, such as concrete admixtures and cement additives, as well as concrete production management systems.

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