Media headlines about Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Platform Specialty Products Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.9651712292722 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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PAH has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded Platform Specialty Products Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Instinet lowered their target price on Platform Specialty Products Corporation to $14.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Platform Specialty Products Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Nomura restated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 target price on shares of Platform Specialty Products Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, May 9th. Finally, UBS AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a $17.00 target price (up from $16.00) on shares of Platform Specialty Products Corporation in a research note on Thursday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $13.10.

Shares of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) opened at 12.90 on Friday. The firm’s market capitalization is $3.69 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $13.20 and a 200-day moving average price of $13.02. Platform Specialty Products Corporation has a 52 week low of $6.85 and a 52 week high of $14.82.

Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.02. Platform Specialty Products Corporation had a positive return on equity of 7.15% and a negative net margin of 0.26%. The company had revenue of $941.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $933.32 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.16 EPS. Platform Specialty Products Corporation’s revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Platform Specialty Products Corporation will post $0.79 earnings per share for the current year.

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