Media stories about Huntsman (NYSE:HUN) have been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Huntsman earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 50.8115049423498 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Lookout for Price Target? Target Corporation (TGT), Huntsman Corporation (HUN) – Newburgh Gazette (newburghgazette.com)
- Huge huntsman spider was waiting for woman behind the loo roll – Metro (metro.co.uk)
- 6 Stocks With Great Upside Potential Even in a Choppy Market (finance.yahoo.com)
- Utah basketball giving away tickets to pack arena in honor of Jon … – Deseret News (deseretnews.com)
- Jon M. Huntsman, founder of Huntsman, dies aged 80 (britishplastics.co.uk)
Huntsman (NYSE HUN) opened at $32.77 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $7,841.06, a PE ratio of 15.39, a P/E/G ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 2.76. The company has a current ratio of 1.87, a quick ratio of 1.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.10. Huntsman has a 52-week low of $19.68 and a 52-week high of $36.09.
In related news, Director Mary C. Beckerle sold 4,507 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.76, for a total transaction of $138,635.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Corp Huntsman sold 21,764,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.66, for a total transaction of $471,425,568.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 24,159,055 shares of company stock worth $527,888,744. 19.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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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