Media stories about PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PolyOne Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 48.8787434714652 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Zacks: Analysts Expect PolyOne Corporation (POL) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $740.70 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- Antimicrobial Food Packaging Additives Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size & Forecasts to 2023 (bizjournals.com)
- Masterbatch Market to Rear Excessive Growth of US$ 4,385.9 Mn During 2017-2025 (sbwire.com)
- Dow Chemical Company (The) (DWDP) and PolyOne Corporation (POL) Head to Head Survey (americanbankingnews.com)
- Financial Comparison: Dow Chemical Company (The) (DWDP) vs. PolyOne Corporation (POL) (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on POL. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 price target on shares of PolyOne Corporation in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of PolyOne Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. KeyCorp set a $47.00 price objective on shares of PolyOne Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 price objective on shares of PolyOne Corporation in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $42.00 price objective on shares of PolyOne Corporation in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $43.17.
PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $818.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $789.32 million. PolyOne Corporation had a negative net margin of 1.87% and a positive return on equity of 27.77%. PolyOne Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.55 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that PolyOne Corporation will post 2.19 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently declared 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. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.56%. This is a boost from PolyOne Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. PolyOne Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is 25.84%.
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PolyOne Corporation 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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