Press coverage about Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fairmount Santrol earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 44.880125506197 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- An Eye on Trend-Spotting Tool: Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. (NYSE: FMSA) – The Investor Guide (wallstreetnews24.com)
- Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. (NYSE:FMSA) – Stock’s Liquidity Analysis – Nasdaq Journal (press release) (nasdaqjournal.com)
- Analysts’ Recommendation in Spotlight: Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc (NYSE: FMSA) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- FMSA Crosses Above Average Analyst Target (nasdaq.com)
- Short Interest in Schlumberger on January 2 (finance.yahoo.com)
Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Fairmount Santrol from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday. Royal Bank of Canada set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Fairmount Santrol and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $6.15 price objective on shares of Fairmount Santrol in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Guggenheim raised shares of Fairmount Santrol from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, December 18th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Fairmount Santrol from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.95.
Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The industrial products company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.02. Fairmount Santrol had a net margin of 1.69% and a return on equity of 4.05%. The firm had revenue of $280.05 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $264.02 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.11) EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 107.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Fairmount Santrol will post 0.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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About Fairmount Santrol
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc is a provider of sand-based proppant solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Proppant Solutions, and Industrial & Recreational (I&R) Products. Its Proppant Solutions segment provides sand-based proppants for use in hydraulic fracturing operations throughout the United States and Canada, Argentina, Mexico, China, northern Europe and the United Arab Emirates.
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