Orion Engineered Carbons (OEC) Receives News Sentiment Score of 0.06

Press coverage about Orion Engineered Carbons (NYSE:OEC) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Orion Engineered Carbons earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.2608770045614 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Orion Engineered Carbons (NYSE OEC) opened at $27.20 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.47, a current ratio of 2.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.95. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,610.00, a P/E ratio of 21.42 and a beta of 0.54. Orion Engineered Carbons has a fifty-two week low of $17.15 and a fifty-two week high of $27.60.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Investors of record on Friday, December 22nd were issued a $0.169 dividend. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.49%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 21st. Orion Engineered Carbons’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 62.99%.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on OEC shares. UBS Group boosted their price objective on Orion Engineered Carbons from $21.00 to $23.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Orion Engineered Carbons from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Orion Engineered Carbons from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $29.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Barclays boosted their price objective on Orion Engineered Carbons from $23.00 to $25.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, KeyCorp boosted their price objective on Orion Engineered Carbons from $24.00 to $25.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Orion Engineered Carbons has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $24.71.

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About Orion Engineered Carbons

Orion Engineered Carbons SA is a producer of carbon black. The Company operates through two segments: Specialty Carbon Black and Rubber Carbon Black. The Specialty Carbon Black segment is engaged in the production of specialty carbon black. The Rubber Carbon Black segment is involved in the production of rubber carbon black.

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