Potlatch (PCH) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.19
News stories about Potlatch (NASDAQ:PCH) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Potlatch earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.6675092693925 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- BRIEF-Potlatch Corporation reports Q4 earnings per share $0.28 (feeds.reuters.com)
- Potlatch Earnings Preview (feeds.benzinga.com)
- $170.54 Million in Sales Expected for Potlatch Co. (PCH) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Analysts Anticipate Potlatch Co. (PCH) Will Announce Earnings of $0.59 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Potlatch from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Raymond James Financial raised shares of Potlatch from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $54.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, January 8th. Bank of America raised shares of Potlatch from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $54.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Potlatch from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, UBS Group raised shares of Potlatch from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $49.67.
In other news, VP William R. Dereu sold 4,720 shares of Potlatch stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.50, for a total value of $247,800.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 26,142 shares in the company, valued at $1,372,455. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.52% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Potlatch Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT), which is primarily engaged in activities associated with timberland management, including the sale of timber, management of timberlands, and purchase and sale of timberlands. The Company is also engaged in the manufacture and sale of wood products.
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