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

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

The company’s market capitalization is $776.94 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $7.39 and its 200-day moving average price is $6.38.

Harsco Corp. (NYSE:HSC) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.08. The company earned $353 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $347.50 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.20 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 21.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Harsco Corp. will post $0.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have modified their holdings of the company. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted 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 worth $1,169,000 after buying an additional 2,625 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted 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 worth $2,747,000 after buying an additional 21,900 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted 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 worth $1,446,000 after buying an additional 106,793 shares during the period. Systematic Financial Management LP acquired a new position in shares of Harsco Corp. during the fourth quarter worth about $1,543,000. Finally, Lapides Asset Management LLC boosted 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 worth $16,193,000 after buying an additional 211,500 shares during the period.

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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