Press coverage about Verso (NYSE:VRS) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Verso earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.0100762448048 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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NYSE VRS traded up $0.67 on Tuesday, hitting $17.59. The stock had a trading volume of 50,470 shares, compared to its average volume of 523,190. Verso has a one year low of $3.17 and a one year high of $19.32. The company has a current ratio of 2.15, a quick ratio of 0.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. The stock has a market cap of $580.91, a price-to-earnings ratio of -23.31 and a beta of 1.35.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on VRS. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Verso from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. BWS Financial upped their target price on shares of Verso to $30.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. B. Riley set a $24.00 target price on shares of Verso and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Verso from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd.

In other Verso news, major shareholder Mudrick Capital Management, L. sold 347,573 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.35, for a total value of $6,030,391.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 607,573 shares of company stock valued at $10,520,392. 4.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Verso Company Profile

Verso Corporation produces and sells coated papers in North America. It operates through two segments, Paper and Pulp. The company offers coated freesheet and coated groundwood, specialty, inkjet and digital, supercalendered, and uncoated freesheet papers; and northern bleached hardwood Kraft pulp to manufacture printing, writing, and specialty paper grades, as well as to manufacture tissue products.

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