Huntsman Corp. (NYSE:HUN)’s share price was up 3.4% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $13.56 and last traded at $13.35, with a volume of 2,104,348 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $12.91.

Several equities analysts recently commented on HUN shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Huntsman Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 15th. Nomura Holdings Inc. raised their price target on shares of Huntsman Corp. from $14.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 1st. TheStreet raised shares of Huntsman Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 29th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Huntsman Corp. in a research report on Friday, May 6th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Huntsman Corp. has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.70.

The company has a market cap of $3.19 billion and a PE ratio of 22.441. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $14.85 and its 200-day moving average price is $12.48.

Huntsman Corp. (NYSE:HUN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.10. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.40 earnings per share. The business earned $2.36 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.38 million. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Huntsman Corp. will post $1.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 15th were issued a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, June 13th.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in Huntsman Corp. by 18.2% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,314,915 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,951,000 after buying an additional 202,693 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in Huntsman Corp. by 209.7% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 4,034,419 shares of the company’s stock valued at $45,870,000 after buying an additional 2,731,750 shares during the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. increased its stake in Huntsman Corp. by 3,098.3% in the fourth quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 188,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,146,000 after buying an additional 182,800 shares during the last quarter. Edge Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Huntsman Corp. by 25.1% in the fourth quarter. Edge Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,448,382 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,838,000 after buying an additional 491,380 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Twin Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in Huntsman Corp. by 82.0% in the fourth quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. now owns 88,460 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,006,000 after buying an additional 39,850 shares during the last quarter.

Huntsman Corporation (Huntsman) is a manufacturer of differentiated organic chemical products and of inorganic chemical products. The Company is also engaged in performance additives and titanium dioxide business. The Company also offers titanium dioxide, a white pigment derived from titanium bearing ores; functional additives made from barium and zinc-based inorganics; color pigments made from synthetic iron-oxide and other inorganic pigments; timber treatment wood protection chemicals; water treatment products, and specialty automotive molded components.

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