Israel Chemicals (ICL) Given Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.04

Headlines about Israel Chemicals (NYSE:ICL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Israel Chemicals earned a daily sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.7191791392862 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Israel Chemicals (NYSE:ICL) traded down $0.03 during trading on Monday, reaching $4.08. The company had a trading volume of 297,085 shares, compared to its average volume of 253,860. Israel Chemicals has a 12 month low of $3.85 and a 12 month high of $4.95. The stock has a market cap of $5,241.15, a PE ratio of 21.47 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a quick ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93.

Israel Chemicals (NYSE:ICL) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The basic materials company reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.08 by $0.01. Israel Chemicals had a return on equity of 13.20% and a net margin of 4.47%. The company had revenue of $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.41 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.09 EPS. Israel Chemicals’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Israel Chemicals will post 0.27 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 5th were issued a dividend of $0.044 per share. This represents a $0.18 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.31%. This is a boost from Israel Chemicals’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.02. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 5th. Israel Chemicals’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 94.74%.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Israel Chemicals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, September 25th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating on shares of Israel Chemicals in a report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Israel Chemicals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.88.

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Israel Chemicals Company Profile

Israel Chemicals Ltd. operates as a specialty minerals company worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Essential Minerals and Specialty Solutions. The company extracts potash from the Dead Sea; mines and produces potash and salt from subterranean mines in Spain and the United Kingdom, as well as uses part of the potash to produce compound fertilizers; mines and processes phosphate rock in open mines; and produces sulfuric acid, agricultural phosphoric acid, phosphate fertilizers, compound fertilizers, liquid fertilizers, and soluble fertilizers.

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