Media coverage about PolyOne (NYSE:POL) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PolyOne earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.9203699345715 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

PolyOne (POL) traded down $0.61 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $42.88. 473,838 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 413,158. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,464.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of -61.26, a PEG ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 1.75. PolyOne has a twelve month low of $32.43 and a twelve month high of $47.48. The company has a quick ratio of 1.29, a current ratio of 1.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.13.

PolyOne (NYSE:POL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January 26th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $801.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $739.77 million. PolyOne had a negative net margin of 1.73% and a positive return on equity of 29.46%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.38 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that PolyOne will post 2.54 EPS for the current year.

POL has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of PolyOne from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating on shares of PolyOne in a research report on Monday, January 29th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of PolyOne from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price on shares of PolyOne in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 target price on shares of PolyOne in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. PolyOne has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $45.71.

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About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation (PolyOne) provides specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The Company’s segments include Color, Additives and Inks; Specialty Engineered Materials; Performance Products and Solutions, and PolyOne Distribution. The Color, Additives and Inks segment provides custom color and additive concentrates in solid and liquid form for thermoplastics, dispersions for thermosets.

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