News stories about Nutrien (NYSE:NTR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nutrien earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 43.895181810929 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Several research firms have weighed in on NTR. HSBC began coverage on shares of Nutrien in a report on Thursday. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of Nutrien in a report on Wednesday. They set a “buy” rating and a $64.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Nutrien from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. Macquarie began coverage on shares of Nutrien in a report on Friday, January 5th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $59.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, TD Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price objective on shares of Nutrien in a report on Tuesday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $58.33.
Nutrien (NYSE NTR) traded up $0.18 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $53.43. 1,318,584 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,913,625. Nutrien has a 12-month low of $51.51 and a 12-month high of $56.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 0.50 and a current ratio of 0.99. The company has a market cap of $34,300.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.53.
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