Harsco Corp. (NYSE:HSC) shares rose 2.8% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $10.03 and last traded at $9.90, with a volume of 445,049 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.63.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered Harsco Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 5th.

The company’s market cap is $785.75 million. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $7.22 and a 200-day moving average of $6.34.

Harsco Corp. (NYSE:HSC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $353 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $347.50 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 21.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.20 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Harsco Corp. will post $0.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Systematic Financial Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Harsco Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,543,000. Lapides Asset Management LLC increased 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 in the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased 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 in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased 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 in the last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System increased 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 in 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. Its Harsco Metals & Minerals segment is a provider of on-site, outsourced services to the metals industries across the world.

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