Harsco Corp. (HSC) Trading Down 2.6%
Harsco Corp. (NYSE:HSC)’s share price traded down 2.6% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $10.60 and last traded at $10.68, with a volume of 305,593 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $10.96.
Several equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Harsco Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Harsco Corp. in a report on Monday, August 1st.
The company’s market cap is $861.78 million. The company has a 50-day moving average of $8.63 and a 200-day moving average of $6.72.
Harsco Corp. (NYSE:HSC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by $0.05. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.08 earnings per share. The company earned $370 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $377.30 million. The firm’s revenue was down 18.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect that Harsco Corp. will post $0.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several hedge funds recently modified their holdings of HSC. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake 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. Systematic Financial Management LP bought a new stake in shares of Harsco Corp. during the fourth quarter worth about $1,543,000. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its stake 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.
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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