News stories about Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS) (TSE:UFS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Domtar Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.0815820673151 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Domtar Corp. : UFS-US: Dividend Analysis : July 03rd, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 17, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Domtar Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:UFS) : August 17, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Head-To-Head Survey: Domtar Corporation (UFS) vs. Wausau Paper Corp. (WPP) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Contrasting Wausau Paper Corp. (WPP) & Domtar Corporation (UFS) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Domtar Corp (TSE:UFS) Announces $0.42 Quarterly Dividend (footballhebdo.com)
A number of research analysts have commented on UFS shares. Raymond James Financial, Inc. restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $52.00 price objective on shares of Domtar Corporation in a research note on Friday, April 28th. TD Securities restated a “hold” rating and issued a $42.00 price objective on shares of Domtar Corporation in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Scotiabank boosted their price target on shares of Domtar Corporation from $38.50 to $40.50 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Friday, April 28th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Domtar Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, CIBC upgraded shares of Domtar Corporation from a “sector underperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Domtar Corporation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $41.20.
Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS) (TSE:UFS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 28th. The basic materials company reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $1.22 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.31 billion. Domtar Corporation had a net margin of 3.23% and a return on equity of 6.47%. The business’s revenue was down 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.61 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Domtar Corporation will post $2.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 2nd will be paid a $0.415 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 29th. This represents a $1.66 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.18%. Domtar Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 63.36%.
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About Domtar Corporation
Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a range of fiber-based products, including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and absorbent hygiene products. The Company segments include Pulp and Paper and Personal Care. The Pulp and Paper segment consists of the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of communication, specialty and packaging papers, as well as softwood, fluff and hardwood market pulp.
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