Media coverage about W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. W. R. Grace & Co earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.8346644805779 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

W. R. Grace & Co (GRA) traded up $0.92 during trading on Friday, hitting $73.71. 756,693 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 640,073. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.83. The company has a market capitalization of $4,990.00, a PE ratio of 33.35, a PEG ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 1.17. W. R. Grace & Co has a twelve month low of $65.84 and a twelve month high of $77.37.

W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $429.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $411.50 million. W. R. Grace & Co had a net margin of 8.54% and a return on equity of 48.03%. The business’s revenue was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.80 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that W. R. Grace & Co will post 3.39 earnings per share for the current year.

GRA has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and issued a $77.00 target price on shares of W. R. Grace & Co in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating on shares of W. R. Grace & Co in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of W. R. Grace & Co from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Finally, Loop Capital began coverage on shares of W. R. Grace & Co in a report on Thursday, September 28th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $81.00 price objective for the company. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $81.60.

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W. R. Grace & Co Company Profile

W. R. Grace & Co (Grace) is engaged in the production and sale of specialty chemicals and specialty materials. The Company operates in two segments: Grace Catalysts Technologies and Grace Materials Technologies. The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment includes catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications.

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