Arkema (ARKAY) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Arkema (OTCMKTS:ARKAY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Tuesday. The firm presently has a $139.00 target price on the basic materials company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target would indicate a potential upside of 11.42% from the stock’s previous close.

According to Zacks, “Arkema SA is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of vinyl products, industrial chemicals, and performance products. Vinyl products include chlorine or caustic soda, pipes and profiles, PVC, and vinyl compounds. Industrial chemicals include emulsion systems, fluorochemicals, hydrogen peroxide, PMMA and methacrylics, specialty acrylic polymers and thiochemicals. Performance products include functional additives, specialty chemicals and technical polymers. The Company’s products can be used for various purposes including air conditioning or refrigeration; chemical processing, coating, construction; packaging; automotive & transportation. Its products, also find their application in adhesives and sealants, agriculture & agrochemicals, consumer goods, electronics, foams, solvents and aerosols market, health, hygiene & beauty, oil & gas, energy, pharmaceuticals, pulp & paper, rubber market, sports & leisure, etc. Arkema SA is headquartered in France. “

Separately, Credit Suisse Group lowered shares of Arkema from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $139.00.

Shares of Arkema (ARKAY) opened at $124.75 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52, a current ratio of 2.11 and a quick ratio of 1.57. Arkema has a 12 month low of $93.65 and a 12 month high of $127.44. The company has a market cap of $9,527.60, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.26, a PEG ratio of 1.04 and a beta of 1.20.

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Arkema Company Profile

Arkema SA is a chemical producer, which provides specialty chemicals and advanced materials. The Company manufactures a range of products for industries, including construction, packaging, chemical, automotive, electronics, food and pharmaceutical industries. The Company operates through three business segments: High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties and Coating Solutions.

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