Shares of Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ:CENX) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $11.00.
Separately, BidaskClub raised Century Aluminum from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 13th.
In other Century Aluminum news, COO Jesse E. Gary sold 15,244 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.36, for a total transaction of $127,439.84. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 109,077 shares in the company, valued at approximately $911,883.72. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 1.03% of the company’s stock.
Shares of CENX opened at $7.60 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.23, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. The firm has a market cap of $675.59 million, a PE ratio of -54.29 and a beta of 1.97. Century Aluminum has a 12 month low of $5.02 and a 12 month high of $9.98. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $7.22 and a 200-day moving average price of $6.66.
Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 5th. The industrial products company reported ($0.39) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.30) by ($0.09). Century Aluminum had a negative return on equity of 22.27% and a negative net margin of 7.47%. The business had revenue of $438.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $459.07 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.02 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, research analysts forecast that Century Aluminum will post -1.43 EPS for the current year.
About Century Aluminum
Century Aluminum Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces standard-grade and value-added primary aluminum products in the United States and Iceland. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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