Media stories about PolyOne (NYSE:POL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PolyOne earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 45.7595603340074 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

PolyOne (POL) traded down $0.23 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $45.52. 346,423 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 353,750. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,700.00, a P/E ratio of 21.78, a PEG ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 1.83. PolyOne has a 1-year low of $31.68 and a 1-year high of $46.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.32, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a current ratio of 1.96.

PolyOne (NYSE:POL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $818.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $789.32 million. PolyOne had a negative net margin of 1.87% and a positive return on equity of 27.77%. The company’s revenue was up 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.55 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that PolyOne will post 2.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.175 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. This is an increase from PolyOne’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. This represents a $0.70 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.54%. PolyOne’s dividend payout ratio is 33.49%.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on POL. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 price target on shares of PolyOne in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of PolyOne from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. KeyCorp set a $47.00 price target on shares of PolyOne and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $42.00 price objective on shares of PolyOne in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of PolyOne from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. PolyOne currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $44.00.

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PolyOne Company Profile

PolyOne Corporation (PolyOne) provides specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The Company’s segments include Color, Additives and Inks; Specialty Engineered Materials; Performance Products and Solutions, and PolyOne Distribution. The Color, Additives and Inks segment provides custom color and additive concentrates in solid and liquid form for thermoplastics, dispersions for thermosets.

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