Media headlines about GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE:GCP) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. GCP Applied Technologies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 46.4300267464266 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on GCP shares. Cowen started coverage on GCP Applied Technologies in a research report on Monday, October 30th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $31.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised GCP Applied Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. TheStreet raised GCP Applied Technologies from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 price objective on shares of GCP Applied Technologies in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.80.

Shares of GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE GCP) traded up $0.25 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $31.75. The stock had a trading volume of 774,906 shares, compared to its average volume of 411,539. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,256.54, a P/E ratio of 3.55 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 2.28 and a current ratio of 2.52. GCP Applied Technologies has a twelve month low of $25.95 and a twelve month high of $34.79.

GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE:GCP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The construction company reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $282.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $279.05 million. GCP Applied Technologies had a return on equity of 124.93% and a net margin of 56.84%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.21 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that GCP Applied Technologies will post 0.63 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, insider Gregory E. Poling sold 26,233 shares of GCP Applied Technologies stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.91, for a total value of $863,328.03. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 81,151 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,670,679.41. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 0.65% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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GCP Applied Technologies Company Profile

GCP Applied Technologies Inc produces and sells specialty construction chemicals, specialty building materials, and packaging sealants and coatings. The Company operates through two segments: Specialty Construction Chemicals and Specialty Building Materials. The Specialty Construction Chemicals segment manufactures and markets products to manage performance of Portland cement, and materials based on Portland cement, such as concrete admixtures and cement additives, as well as concrete production management systems.

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