Media stories about Ingevity (NYSE:NGVT) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ingevity earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.8325041737888 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

NGVT has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub cut Ingevity from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Rowe reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $90.00 price target (up previously from $80.00) on shares of Ingevity in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. Loop Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 price target (up previously from $76.00) on shares of Ingevity in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Jefferies Group increased their price target on Ingevity from $71.00 to $84.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $70.00 price target on shares of Ingevity in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $78.17.

Ingevity (NYSE NGVT) traded down $0.05 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $71.08. The stock had a trading volume of 136,619 shares, compared to its average volume of 251,257. Ingevity has a 12 month low of $51.01 and a 12 month high of $80.18. The company has a market capitalization of $3,000.00 and a PE ratio of 31.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.92, a quick ratio of 1.34 and a current ratio of 2.36.

Ingevity (NYSE:NGVT) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.11. Ingevity had a return on equity of 58.14% and a net margin of 9.86%. The business had revenue of $264.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $260.88 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.64 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Ingevity will post 2.49 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Ingevity

Ingevity Corporation is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and high performance carbon materials. The Company is also a manufacturer of activated carbon used in gasoline vapor emission control systems in cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats. The Company operates through two segments: Performance Materials and Performance Chemicals.

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