GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE:GCP) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $28.18 and last traded at $28.16, with a volume of 195,662 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $27.53.

Several research firms have commented on GCP. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of GCP Applied Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 12th. Northcoast Research began coverage on shares of GCP Applied Technologies in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. CL King began coverage on shares of GCP Applied Technologies in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Finally, KeyCorp began coverage on shares of GCP Applied Technologies in a research note on Monday, May 16th. They issued a “sector weight” rating for the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. GCP Applied Technologies has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $22.00.

The stock has a market capitalization of $1.98 billion and a PE ratio of 53.95. The company’s 50 day moving average is $26.21 and its 200-day moving average is $22.32.

GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE:GCP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 10th. The company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.12. Equities research analysts forecast that GCP Applied Technologies Inc. will post $1.50 earnings per share for the current year.

GCP Applied Technologies Inc is a provider of products and technology solutions for customers in the specialty construction chemicals, specialty building materials and packaging sealants and coatings industries. The Company operates through three segments: Specialty Construction Chemicals (SCC), which provides products, technologies, and services that improve the performance of cement, concrete, mortar, masonry and other cementitious based construction materials; Specialty Building Materials (SBM), which produces and sells sheet and liquid membrane systems and other products that protect both new and existing structures from water, air, vapor penetration, and fire damage, and Darex Packaging Technologies, which produces and sells sealants and coatings for consumer and industrial applications to protect the integrity of packaged products.

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