Headlines about Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Israel Chemicals Shs earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.3027449821098 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

ICL has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine raised Israel Chemicals Shs from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. BidaskClub raised Israel Chemicals Shs from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Jefferies Group LLC initiated coverage on Israel Chemicals Shs in a research report on Thursday, May 25th. They set a “hold” rating and a $4.75 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised Israel Chemicals Shs from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $4.50 price target on shares of Israel Chemicals Shs in a research report on Friday, September 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.67.

Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) opened at 4.53 on Thursday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $4.46 and its 200 day moving average price is $4.41. Israel Chemicals Shs has a 52-week low of $3.52 and a 52-week high of $4.95. The firm’s market capitalization is $5.77 billion.

Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The basic materials company reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by ($0.01). Israel Chemicals Shs had a negative net margin of 3.43% and a positive return on equity of 13.55%. The firm had revenue of $1.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.32 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.09 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Israel Chemicals Shs will post $0.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 13th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 29th were paid a $0.0245 dividend. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, August 29th. Israel Chemicals Shs’s dividend payout ratio is -66.66%.

WARNING: “Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Israel Chemicals Shs (ICL) Share Price” was posted by Daily Political and is the property of of Daily Political. If you are accessing this report on another publication, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of United States & international copyright law. The correct version of this report can be accessed at https://www.dailypolitical.com/2017/09/20/somewhat-positive-press-coverage-somewhat-unlikely-to-affect-israel-chemicals-shs-icl-share-price.html.

Israel Chemicals Shs Company Profile

Israel Chemicals Ltd. operates as a specialty minerals company worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Essential Minerals and Specialty Solutions. The company extracts potash from the Dead Sea; mines and produces potash and salt from subterranean mines in Spain and the United Kingdom, as well as uses part of the potash to produce compound fertilizers; mines and processes phosphate rock in open mines; and produces sulfuric acid, agricultural phosphoric acid, phosphate fertilizers, compound fertilizers, liquid fertilizers, and soluble fertilizers.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL)

Receive News & Ratings for Israel Chemicals Shs Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Israel Chemicals Shs and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.