OMNOVA Solutions (OMN) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

Press coverage about OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. OMNOVA Solutions earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 45.8534549081942 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine raised OMNOVA Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Zacks Investment Research lowered OMNOVA Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of OMNOVA Solutions in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $12.00 price objective on shares of OMNOVA Solutions in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.67.

OMNOVA Solutions (OMN) traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $10.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 80,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 136,267. The firm has a market cap of $471.11, a P/E ratio of -75.00, a P/E/G ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 2.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.78, a current ratio of 2.38 and a quick ratio of 1.71. OMNOVA Solutions has a fifty-two week low of $8.10 and a fifty-two week high of $11.60.

OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September 28th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $200.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $203.12 million. OMNOVA Solutions had a positive return on equity of 22.71% and a negative net margin of 0.78%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.14 EPS. equities research analysts expect that OMNOVA Solutions will post 0.62 earnings per share for the current year.

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About OMNOVA Solutions

OMNOVA Solutions Inc is a provider of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals and engineered surfaces for commercial, industrial and residential end uses. The Company’s segments include Performance Chemicals and Engineered Surfaces. The Performance Chemicals segment produces a range of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals based on styrene butadiene, styrene butadiene acrylonitrile, styrene butadiene vinyl pyridine, nitrile butadiene, polyvinyl acetate, acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic, glyoxal, fluorochemical and bio-based chemistries.

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