Press coverage about Braskem (NYSE:BAK) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Braskem earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the energy company an impact score of 46.1686223739469 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. UBS Group upgraded shares of Braskem from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Braskem from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $34.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Braskem currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.00.
Shares of Braskem (NYSE BAK) traded down $0.37 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $30.07. 565,146 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 511,845. The company has a market capitalization of $12,020.00, a P/E ratio of 33.41 and a beta of 1.05. Braskem has a 12 month low of $17.44 and a 12 month high of $33.73. The company has a current ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.88.
The firm also recently announced a special dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 22nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 11th were issued a dividend of $0.7748 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 8th. Braskem’s dividend payout ratio is currently 83.33%.
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Braskem Company Profile
Braskem SA produces thermoplastic resins. The Company’s segments are Basic petrochemicals, Polyolefins, Vinyls, the United States and Europe, and Chemical distribution. It is also engaged in the import and export of chemicals, petrochemicals and fuels, the production, supply and sale of utilities such as steam, water, compressed air, industrial gases, the provision of industrial services, and the production, supply and sale of electric energy.
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