Harsco Corp. (HSC) Stock Price Down 4.2%
Harsco Corp. (NYSE:HSC)’s share price traded down 4.2% on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $9.94 and last traded at $9.97, with a volume of 357,887 shares. The stock had previously closed at $10.41.
Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Harsco Corp. in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Harsco Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, May 23rd.
The stock’s market cap is $804.95 million. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $9.88 and a 200-day moving average price of $7.07.
Harsco Corp. (NYSE:HSC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.05. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.08 EPS. The business had revenue of $370 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $377.30 million. Harsco Corp.’s revenue was down 18.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Harsco Corp. will post $0.42 earnings per share for the current year.
A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Harsco Corp. stock. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in Harsco Corp. (NYSE:HSC) by 6.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 348,553 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 21,900 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System owned about 0.44% of Harsco Corp. worth $2,747,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
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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