FutureFuel Corp. (FF) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds
Media stories about FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FutureFuel Corp. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the energy company an impact score of 46.0026597848217 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
FF has been the topic of several research analyst reports. TheStreet cut shares of FutureFuel Corp. from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. BidaskClub cut shares of FutureFuel Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th.
FutureFuel Corp. (FF) traded up 2.19% on Monday, reaching $14.90. 103,777 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $651.86 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.22 and a beta of 1.79. FutureFuel Corp. has a 52-week low of $10.24 and a 52-week high of $16.58. The company’s 50 day moving average is $14.86 and its 200-day moving average is $14.20.
FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The energy company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $54.11 million during the quarter. FutureFuel Corp. had a net margin of 18.86% and a return on equity of 12.98%. Equities analysts expect that FutureFuel Corp. will post $1.08 EPS for the current year.
In related news, Director Keith Neumeyer bought 100,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 16th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $0.60 per share, for a total transaction of $60,000.00. 43.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.
About FutureFuel Corp.
FutureFuel Corp. is the holding company of FutureFuel Chemical Company. FutureFuel Chemical Company manufactures diversified chemical products, bio-based products consisting of biofuels, and bio-based specialty chemical products. FutureFuel Chemical Company conducts its operations through two segments: chemicals and biofuels.
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