Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina SA (NYSE:LOMA) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $5.13.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Bank of America raised shares of Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.25 price objective on the stock in a research note on Saturday.

NYSE:LOMA opened at $3.89 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 0.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina has a fifty-two week low of $3.01 and a fifty-two week high of $12.90. The stock has a market cap of $475.61 million, a PE ratio of 6.45 and a beta of 1.23. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $3.54 and its 200-day simple moving average is $5.69.

Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina (NYSE:LOMA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 10th. The company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $153.04 million for the quarter. Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina had a net margin of 9.85% and a return on equity of 12.83%. Equities analysts anticipate that Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina will post 1.35 earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its stake in shares of Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina by 1,840.3% during the 4th quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 5,821 shares of the company’s stock worth $45,000 after purchasing an additional 5,521 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina by 6.9% during the 4th quarter. State Street Corp now owns 172,629 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,350,000 after purchasing an additional 11,129 shares during the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC lifted its holdings in shares of Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina by 3,487.6% during the 1st quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 16,503 shares of the company’s stock worth $59,000 after acquiring an additional 16,043 shares during the period. FMR LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina by 22.4% during the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 113,143 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,239,000 after acquiring an additional 20,680 shares during the period. Finally, Genesis Investment Management LLP lifted its holdings in shares of Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina by 1.4% during the 4th quarter. Genesis Investment Management LLP now owns 2,899,901 shares of the company’s stock worth $22,677,000 after acquiring an additional 39,405 shares during the period. 33.77% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Loma Negra Compania Indl Argentina Company Profile

Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets cement and its by-products in Argentina and Paraguay. It operates through Cement, Masonry Cement and Lime; Concrete; Railroad; Aggregates; and Others segments. The company offers masonry cement, aggregate, ready-mix concrete, and lime to wholesale distributors, concrete producers, industrial customers, and others for use in the construction.

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