Harsco Corp. (NYSE:HSC) shares saw strong trading volume on Friday . 1,586,373 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 37% from the previous session’s volume of 1,157,682 shares.The stock last traded at $9.56 and had previously closed at $9.05.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Harsco Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 27th.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $6.85 and a 200 day moving average of $6.29. The company’s market capitalization is $788.96 million.

Harsco Corp. (NYSE:HSC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.08. The company had revenue of $353 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $347.50 million. The company’s revenue was down 21.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.20 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Harsco Corp. will post $0.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors recently made changes to their positions in the company. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its position in shares of Harsco Corp. by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 148,394 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,169,000 after buying an additional 2,625 shares during the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its position in shares of Harsco Corp. by 139.2% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 183,493 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,446,000 after buying an additional 106,793 shares during the last quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP bought a new position in shares of Harsco Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at $1,543,000. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in shares of Harsco Corp. by 6.7% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 348,553 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,747,000 after buying an additional 21,900 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Lapides Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of Harsco Corp. by 11.5% in the fourth quarter. Lapides Asset Management LLC now owns 2,055,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,193,000 after buying an additional 211,500 shares during the last quarter.

Harsco Corporation is a provider of industrial services and engineered products serving global industries. The Company operates in three segments: Harsco Metals & Minerals, Harsco Industrial and Harsco Rail. Harsco Metals & Minerals segment is a provider of on-site, outsourced services to the global metals industries.

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