LyondellBasell Industries (LYB) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.13

Media headlines about LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE:LYB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. LyondellBasell Industries earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 47.3263267587619 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Citigroup raised shares of LyondellBasell Industries from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, December 18th. Barclays boosted their price target on shares of LyondellBasell Industries from $105.00 to $115.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of LyondellBasell Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on shares of LyondellBasell Industries from $102.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $115.00 price target on shares of LyondellBasell Industries and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $101.56.

Shares of LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE LYB) traded down $0.84 on Monday, hitting $110.32. 1,019,700 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,515,714. The company has a market cap of $43,516.86, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.82, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 1.08. The company has a current ratio of 2.40, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.16. LyondellBasell Industries has a 1 year low of $78.01 and a 1 year high of $111.62.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 5th were issued a $0.90 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, December 4th. This represents a $3.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.26%. LyondellBasell Industries’s payout ratio is 38.59%.

In related news, Director Jagjeet S. Bindra sold 1,574 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $103.73, for a total transaction of $163,271.02. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.09% of the company’s stock.

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About LyondellBasell Industries

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is a chemical company. The Company operates in five segments: Olefins and Polyolefins-Americas (O&P-Americas), Olefins and Polyolefins-Europe, Asia, International (O&P-EAI), Intermediates and Derivatives (I&D), Refining and Technology. The O&P-Americas segment produces and markets olefins and co-products, polyethylene and polypropylene.

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