Media coverage about GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE:GCP) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. GCP Applied Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 47.4739057025964 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several brokerages have issued reports on GCP. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of GCP Applied Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 11th. Monness Crespi & Hardt lowered shares of GCP Applied Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $37.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. KeyCorp dropped their target price on shares of GCP Applied Technologies from $35.00 to $30.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 target price on shares of GCP Applied Technologies in a research report on Thursday, August 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.40.

Shares of GCP traded up $0.10 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $25.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 479,133 shares, compared to its average volume of 673,378. The firm has a market cap of $1.79 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.92, a PEG ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 1.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77, a quick ratio of 1.82 and a current ratio of 2.20. GCP Applied Technologies has a 52 week low of $23.85 and a 52 week high of $34.79.

GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE:GCP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 7th. The construction company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.12). GCP Applied Technologies had a return on equity of 10.57% and a net margin of 48.05%. The business had revenue of $302.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $321.80 million. equities research analysts predict that GCP Applied Technologies will post 0.94 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, major shareholder Dalbergia Investments Llc purchased 478,252 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 14th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $25.03 per share, for a total transaction of $11,970,647.56. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Insiders have purchased a total of 1,538,230 shares of company stock valued at $38,465,885 over the last quarter. 0.65% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

About GCP Applied Technologies

GCP Applied Technologies Inc produces and sells specialty construction chemicals and specialty building materials worldwide. Its Specialty Construction Chemicals segment offers concrete admixtures under the CONCERA, CLARENA, ADVA, STRUX, MIRA, TYTRO, POLARSET, ECLIPSE, DARACEM, DARASET, DCI, RECOVER, WRDA, and ZYLA brands; admixtures for decorative concrete under the PIERI brand; concrete production management system under the VERIFI and DUCTILCRETE brands; and cement additives under the OPTEVA HE, TAVERO VM, CBA, SYNCHRO, HEA2, TDA, and ESE brands.

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