PQ Group (PQG) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.40

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News coverage about PQ Group (NYSE:PQG) has trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PQ Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.40 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.8198521502946 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of research firms have issued reports on PQG. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded PQ Group from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 31st. KeyCorp cut their price target on PQ Group from $21.00 to $20.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded PQ Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, May 19th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets began coverage on PQ Group in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $21.00 price target for the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $19.77.

PQ Group opened at $17.92 on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. PQ Group has a twelve month low of $12.88 and a twelve month high of $18.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a current ratio of 2.03. The stock has a market cap of $2.37 billion and a PE ratio of 38.96.

PQ Group (NYSE:PQG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 10th. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $366.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $350.09 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that PQ Group will post 0.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

PQ Group Company Profile

PQ Group Holdings Inc provides catalysts, specialty materials and chemicals, and services in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Environmental Catalysts and Services; and Performance Materials and Chemicals. It primarily offers refinery catalysts, emissions control catalysts, and catalyst recycling services for fuels and emission controls use; silica gels for edible oil and beer clarification; precipitated silicas and zeolites for the surface coating, dentifrice, and dishwasher and laundry detergent applications; reflective markings for roadways and airports; and hollow glass beads or microspheres for cement additive, metal finishing, and oil well cement uses.

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