Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Fibria (FBR) Stock Price

News coverage about Fibria (NYSE:FBR) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fibria earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.1429592881259 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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FBR stock traded up $0.28 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $19.76. The stock had a trading volume of 1,030,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,793,266. The company has a quick ratio of 1.46, a current ratio of 1.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20. Fibria has a 52 week low of $8.70 and a 52 week high of $22.05. The firm has a market cap of $10,729.72, a P/E ratio of 31.93 and a beta of -0.13.

Fibria (NYSE:FBR) last released its earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The basic materials company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.64 by ($0.48). Fibria had a net margin of 9.38% and a return on equity of 7.65%. The firm had revenue of $1.25 billion during the quarter. equities analysts predict that Fibria will post 1.7 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on FBR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Fibria from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. ValuEngine raised shares of Fibria from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Goldman Sachs reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Fibria in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Citigroup lowered shares of Fibria from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 21st. Finally, Scotia Howard Weill lowered shares of Fibria from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and set a $20.25 target price on the stock. in a report on Friday, March 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Fibria presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $17.69.

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Fibria Company Profile

Fibria Celulose SA produces, sells, and exports short fiber pulp in Brazil and internationally. It manufactures and sells bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp. The company has approximately 1,056,000 hectares of forest base in the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Bahia.

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