Press coverage about Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Israel Chemicals Shs earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 44.3532476338131 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) opened at 4.17 on Wednesday. Israel Chemicals Shs has a 12-month low of $3.52 and a 12-month high of $4.95. The firm’s market capitalization is $5.32 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $4.37 and its 200-day moving average price is $4.43.

Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The basic materials company reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $1.32 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.32 billion. Israel Chemicals Shs had a positive return on equity of 13.55% and a negative net margin of 3.43%. The business’s revenue was down 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.09 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Israel Chemicals Shs will post $0.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Israel Chemicals Shs in a report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised Israel Chemicals Shs from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, September 25th. ValuEngine raised Israel Chemicals Shs from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. BidaskClub lowered Israel Chemicals Shs from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $5.25 target price (up from $4.75) on shares of Israel Chemicals Shs in a report on Friday, July 14th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.88.

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About Israel Chemicals Shs

Israel Chemicals Ltd. operates as a specialty minerals company worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Essential Minerals and Specialty Solutions. The company extracts potash from the Dead Sea; mines and produces potash and salt from subterranean mines in Spain and the United Kingdom, as well as uses part of the potash to produce compound fertilizers; mines and processes phosphate rock in open mines; and produces sulfuric acid, agricultural phosphoric acid, phosphate fertilizers, compound fertilizers, liquid fertilizers, and soluble fertilizers.

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