Headlines about ASAHI KASEI Cor/ADR (OTCMKTS:AHKSY) have trended positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. ASAHI KASEI Cor/ADR earned a media sentiment score of 2.18 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned headlines about the company an news buzz score of 7 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group downgraded shares of ASAHI KASEI Cor/ADR from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ASAHI KASEI Cor/ADR from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, September 28th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of ASAHI KASEI Cor/ADR from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, November 1st.

OTCMKTS:AHKSY opened at $20.90 on Friday. ASAHI KASEI Cor/ADR has a 12 month low of $20.27 and a 12 month high of $31.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.74 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.33 and a beta of 0.59. The company has a current ratio of 1.57, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12.

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Asahi Kasei Corporation primarily manufactures, processes, and sells chemical products in Japan and internationally. The company offers caustic soda, chemical fertilizers, nitric acid, ammonia, acrylonitrile, methyl methacrylate, styrene, adipic acid, hexamethylene diamine, AH salt, propionitrile, sodium cyanide, methacrylonitrile, cyclohexyl methacrylate, cyclohexanol, cyclohexane, and cyclohexene; polymers and sheets; chemical intermediates; additives; membranes and systems; clads and anchors; optical and printing materials; electronic materials; polymers; synthetic rubber and elastomers; consumables; cleaners; and packaging products.

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