Press coverage about Huntsman (NYSE:HUN) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Huntsman earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.8873152213596 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- 4 Chemical Stocks Well Poised to Trump Earnings Estimates (finance.yahoo.com)
- The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) Standout Institutional Ownership of 87.20%- Huntsman Corporation (HUN) – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- Burn the car to the ground! Australian woman terrorised by enormous huntsman for FOUR days films her hilarious … – Daily Mail (dailymail.co.uk)
- Australian woman terrorised by huntsman in her car for four days – Daily Mail (dailymail.co.uk)
- Stock Review for Chemicals Investors — DowDuPont, Eastman Chemical, FMC Corp., and Huntsman – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
Several research firms have recently weighed in on HUN. Tudor Pickering initiated coverage on Huntsman in a research note on Friday, January 19th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of Huntsman in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Jefferies Group increased their target price on Huntsman to $43.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. ValuEngine lowered Huntsman from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, Alembic Global Advisors restated a “buy” rating on shares of Huntsman in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.00.
In related news, Director Mary C. Beckerle sold 4,507 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.76, for a total transaction of $138,635.32. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Alvin V. Shoemaker sold 38,009 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.28, for a total value of $1,188,921.52. Following the sale, the director now owns 37,227 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,164,460.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 24,318,557 shares of company stock valued at $532,997,226. 19.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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Huntsman Corporation is a manufacturer of differentiated organic chemical products and of inorganic chemical products. The Company operates all of its businesses through its subsidiary, Huntsman International LLC (Huntsman International). The Company operates through five segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, Textile Effects, and Pigments and Additives.
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