News stories about Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Intrepid Potash earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.71067784115 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Intrepid Potash (IPI) opened at $3.84 on Friday. Intrepid Potash has a 1 year low of $1.24 and a 1 year high of $5.12. The company has a quick ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 2.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12.

Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The basic materials company reported ($0.03) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by ($0.02). Intrepid Potash had a negative return on equity of 5.31% and a negative net margin of 14.54%. The business had revenue of $33.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $30.68 million. During the same period last year, the company posted ($0.19) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 21.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Intrepid Potash will post 0.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

IPI has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Cowen reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $3.50 price objective on shares of Intrepid Potash in a report on Friday, December 1st. Stephens began coverage on shares of Intrepid Potash in a research report on Monday, December 4th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $4.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Intrepid Potash from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Intrepid Potash from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.60.

In other news, major shareholder Clearway Capital Management Lt acquired 211,344 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 8th. The stock was bought at an average price of $3.30 per share, with a total value of $697,435.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Robert P. Jornayvaz III acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $3.85 per share, with a total value of $38,500.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,206,650 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,645,602.50. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired 337,244 shares of company stock valued at $1,136,405 in the last ninety days. 27.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Intrepid Potash Company Profile

Intrepid Potash, Inc is a producer of muriate of potash (potassium chloride or potash) and langbeinite (sulfate of potash magnesia) in the United States, which it markets and sells as Trio. The Company operates in the extraction, production and sale of potassium-related products. Its products are potash and Trio.

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