Media coverage about AK Steel (NYSE:AKS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AK Steel earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.7953407174011 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Stocks Trend Prediction: AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS), Apple Inc. (AAPL) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- Reviewing the Current Circumstance for Rite Aid Corporation (RAD), AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- Does AK Steel Holding Corporation’s (NYSE:AKS) Debt Level Pose A Problem? (finance.yahoo.com)
- FY2017 Earnings Estimate for AK Steel Holding Co. (AKS) Issued By Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com)
- Are These Just A Random Activities? AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS), AFreeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
Several research analysts have weighed in on AKS shares. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of AK Steel in a research report on Monday, September 18th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of AK Steel in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Longbow Research restated a “neutral” rating on shares of AK Steel in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 target price on shares of AK Steel in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Cowen restated a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 target price on shares of AK Steel in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. AK Steel presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $7.54.
Shares of AK Steel (AKS) opened at $6.19 on Friday. AK Steel has a fifty-two week low of $4.00 and a fifty-two week high of $10.78. The stock has a market cap of $1,950.00, a PE ratio of 41.27, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 2.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.89, a current ratio of 1.92 and a quick ratio of 0.75.
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About AK Steel
AK Steel Holding Corporation is a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, and tubular products through its subsidiary, AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel). The Company also operates blast furnaces and electric arc furnaces. As of December 31, 2016, its operations included eight steelmaking and finishing plants, two coke plants and two tube manufacturing plants across states, including Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and a tube manufacturing plant in Mexico.
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