Favorable Media Coverage Likely to Affect LSB Industries (LXU) Share Price

Media headlines about LSB Industries (NYSE:LXU) have been trending positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research group, a unit of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. LSB Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.47 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news headlines about the conglomerate an impact score of 76 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment’s rankings:

LSB Industries (NYSE:LXU) traded up 4.30% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $8.73. 346,281 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $247.98 million, a PE ratio of 3.05 and a beta of 4.28. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $8.64 and its 200 day moving average is $8.58. LSB Industries has a 52-week low of $4.52 and a 52-week high of $15.40.

LSB Industries (NYSE:LXU) last issued its earnings results on Monday, April 24th. The conglomerate reported ($0.48) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.35) by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $123.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $122.24 million. LSB Industries had a return on equity of 3.20% and a net margin of 24.50%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 25.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.47) earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that LSB Industries will post ($1.96) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of LSB Industries from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, April 17th.

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LSB Industries Company Profile

LSB Industries, Inc is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the manufacture and sale of chemical products. The Company operates through chemical business segment. It is a manufacturer and distributor of nitrogen fertilizer and other nitrogen products in North America.

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