Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect PolyOne (POL) Stock Price

Media headlines about PolyOne (NYSE:POL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PolyOne earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 47.2000310036336 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of PolyOne (POL) traded down $0.04 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $44.50. 348,865 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 483,601. The company has a current ratio of 1.96, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.32. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,633.77, a P/E ratio of 20.63, a P/E/G ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 1.83. PolyOne has a 12-month low of $31.68 and a 12-month high of $46.79.

PolyOne (NYSE:POL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $818.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $789.32 million. PolyOne had a negative net margin of 1.87% and a positive return on equity of 27.77%. The company’s revenue was up 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.55 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that PolyOne will post 2.19 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.175 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.57%. This is an increase from PolyOne’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. PolyOne’s payout ratio is presently -71.05%.

POL has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised PolyOne from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. BidaskClub raised PolyOne from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $42.00 price objective on shares of PolyOne in a research report on Friday, September 15th. CIBC initiated coverage on PolyOne in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $43.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, KeyCorp set a $47.00 price objective on PolyOne and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $43.17.

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PolyOne 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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