News articles about PQ Group (NYSE:PQG) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PQ Group earned a news impact score of 0.46 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.9392525703768 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

NYSE:PQG opened at $17.76 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $2.39 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.61. PQ Group has a twelve month low of $12.88 and a twelve month high of $18.69. The company has a current ratio of 2.03, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33.

PQ Group (NYSE:PQG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 9th. The company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.28. The business had revenue of $434.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $420.44 million. PQ Group had a net margin of 5.00% and a return on equity of 6.17%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that PQ Group will post 0.89 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Nomura boosted their price target on shares of PQ Group from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price objective on shares of PQ Group from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 10th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on shares of PQ Group from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of PQ Group from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, August 10th. Finally, Citigroup boosted their price objective on shares of PQ Group from $18.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 11th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. PQ Group currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.23.

PQ Group Company Profile

PQ Group Holdings Inc provides catalysts, specialty materials and chemicals, and services in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Environmental Catalysts and Services; and Performance Materials and Chemicals. It primarily offers refinery catalysts, emissions control catalysts, and catalyst recycling services for fuels and emission controls use; silica gels for edible oil and beer clarification; precipitated silicas and zeolites for the surface coating, dentifrice, and dishwasher and laundry detergent applications; reflective markings for roadways and airports; and hollow glass beads or microspheres for cement additive, metal finishing, and oil well cement uses.

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