Media headlines about GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE:GCP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. GCP Applied Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.6237548842135 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
GCP Applied Technologies (GCP) opened at $33.50 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 2.52, a quick ratio of 2.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91. The stock has a market cap of $2,399.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.74 and a beta of 0.96. GCP Applied Technologies has a 1 year low of $25.95 and a 1 year high of $34.79.
A number of brokerages have issued reports on GCP. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of GCP Applied Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. TheStreet raised shares of GCP Applied Technologies from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, November 24th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price objective on shares of GCP Applied Technologies in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Cowen began coverage on shares of GCP Applied Technologies in a research report on Monday, October 30th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $31.00 price objective on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. GCP Applied Technologies currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.80.
About GCP Applied Technologies
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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