Huntsman (NYSE:HUN) is scheduled to release its earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, February 13th. Analysts expect Huntsman to post earnings of $0.53 per share for the quarter.

Huntsman (HUN) opened at $30.79 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $7,389.85, a P/E ratio of 14.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 2.76. Huntsman has a 1 year low of $20.17 and a 1 year high of $36.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.10, a quick ratio of 1.52 and a current ratio of 1.87.

Several research firms have weighed in on HUN. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price target on shares of Huntsman in a research report on Friday, October 27th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. UBS Group boosted their price target on Huntsman from $32.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of Huntsman in a research report on Monday, December 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. began coverage on Huntsman in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $36.00 price target on the stock. Finally, ValuEngine raised Huntsman from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.00.

In related news, VP J Kimo Esplin sold 240,793 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.99, for a total value of $7,462,175.07. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 528,889 shares in the company, valued at approximately $16,390,270.11. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Corp Huntsman sold 21,764,800 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.66, for a total value of $471,425,568.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 24,154,548 shares of company stock valued at $527,750,108 over the last quarter. 19.00% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Huntsman stock. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its position in Huntsman Co. (NYSE:HUN) by 9.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 7,281 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 610 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company ‘s holdings in Huntsman were worth $188,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. 75.54% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Huntsman Company Profile

Huntsman Corporation is a manufacturer of differentiated organic chemical products and of inorganic chemical products. The Company operates all of its businesses through its subsidiary, Huntsman International LLC (Huntsman International). The Company operates through five segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, Textile Effects, and Pigments and Additives.

Earnings History for Huntsman (NYSE:HUN)

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