NYSE:CE - Celanese Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$113.33 +3.35 (+3.05 %)
(As of 07/23/2018 08:27 AM ET)
Previous Close$109.98
Today's Range$111.14 - $114.79
52-Week Range$91.15 - $118.40
Volume2.90 million shs
Average Volume894,270 shs
Market Capitalization$15.40 billion
P/E Ratio15.09
Dividend Yield1.91%
Beta1.28
Celanese logoCelanese Corporation, a technology and specialty materials company, manufactures and sells value-added chemicals, thermoplastic polymers, and other chemical-based products worldwide. The company operates through Advanced Engineered Materials, Consumer Specialties, Industrial Specialties, and Acetyl Intermediates segments. The Advanced Engineered Materials segment develops, produces, and supplies specialty polymers for automotive and medical applications, as well as for use in industrial products and consumer electronics. The Consumer Specialties segment provides cellulose acetate tows and flakes for use in filter products applications; food protection ingredients, such as potassium sorbate and sorbic acid for food and beverage industry; and Sunett, a sweetener for use in various beverages, confections, and dairy products. The Industrial Specialties segment offers vinyl acetate-based emulsions for use in paints and coatings, adhesives, construction, glass fiber, textiles, and paper applications; and ethylene vinyl acetate resins and compounds, as well as low-density polyethylene resins for use in flexible packaging films, lamination film products, hot melt adhesives, automotive parts, and carpeting applications. The Acetyl Intermediates segment produces and sells acetyl products, including acetic acid, vinyl acetate monomers, acetic anhydride, and acetate esters that are used as starting materials for colorants, paints, adhesives, coatings, and pharmaceuticals; and organic solvents and intermediates for pharmaceutical, agricultural, and chemical products. Celanese Corporation was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Plastics materials & synthetic resins, synthetic rubber, cellulosic
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
SymbolNYSE:CE
CUSIP15087010
Phone972-443-4000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.91
Current Ratio1.88
Quick Ratio1.28

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio15.09
Forward P/E Ratio11.93
P/E Growth1.34

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$6.14 billion
Price / Sales2.51
Cash Flow$9.9412 per share
Price / Cash11.40
Book Value$24.32 per share
Price / Book4.66

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$7.51
Net Income$843 million
Net Margins16.57%
Return on Equity38.92%
Return on Assets13.85%

Miscellaneous

Employees7,592
Outstanding Shares135,850,000
Market Cap$15,396.45

Celanese (NYSE:CE) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Celanese's stock symbol?

Celanese trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CE."

How often does Celanese pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Celanese?

Celanese declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 17th. Investors of record on Friday, July 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.54 per share on Monday, August 6th. This represents a $2.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 26th. View Celanese's Dividend History.

How will Celanese's stock buyback program work?

Celanese declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Tuesday, July 18th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $1,500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy up to 10.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Celanese's earnings last quarter?

Celanese Co. (NYSE:CE) posted its earnings results on Thursday, July, 19th. The basic materials company reported $2.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.40 by $0.50. The basic materials company had revenue of $1.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.82 billion. Celanese had a return on equity of 38.92% and a net margin of 16.57%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 22.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.79 EPS. View Celanese's Earnings History.

When is Celanese's next earnings date?

Celanese is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October, 15th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Celanese.

What guidance has Celanese issued on next quarter's earnings?

Celanese issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 19th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $10.50-10.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $9.66.

What price target have analysts set for CE?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Celanese's shares. Their forecasts range from $82.00 to $150.00. On average, they anticipate Celanese's share price to reach $121.9460 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Celanese.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Celanese?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Celanese in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Celanese stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Celanese stock:
  • 1. med analysts commented, "Alembic Global analyst Hassan Ahmed maintained a Sell rating on Celanese Corp (NYSE: CE) today and set a price target of $82. The company’s shares opened today at $112.34, close to its 52-week high of $113.33." (4/24/2018)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Annual estimates for Celanese have been going up lately. Celanese has outperformed the industry it belongs to over a year. Celanese’s strategic measures including acquisitions and operational cost savings through productivity actions are likely to lend support to earnings. SO.F.TER. and Nilit acquisitions are expected to drive earnings in the Advanced Engineered Materials unit. The company is also poised to gain from expansion in emerging regions. Moreover, Celanese remains focused on returning value to shareholders." (4/11/2018)

Who are some of Celanese's key competitors?

Who are Celanese's key executives?

Celanese's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Mark C. Rohr, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 67)
  • Mr. Scott McDougald Sutton, Chief Operating Officer (Age 53)
  • Mr. Peter G. Edwards Esq., Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 57)
  • Mr. Kevin S. Oliver, Chief Financial Officer for European Headquarters (Age 46)
  • Mr. Scott A. Richardson, Sr. VP & CFO

Has Celanese been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about CE stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Celanese earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern's scale. They also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.57 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are Celanese's major shareholders?

Celanese's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include James Investment Research Inc. (0.32%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.19%), Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC (0.13%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.13%), Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP (0.05%) and Westpac Banking Corp (0.05%). Company insiders that own Celanese stock include Benjamin Jones, Christopher W Jensen, Gjon N Nivica Jr, John K Wulff, Kevin S Oliver, Lori A Johnston and Peter G Edwards. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Celanese.

Which major investors are selling Celanese stock?

CE stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pendal Group Ltd, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Scout Investments Inc., Westpac Banking Corp, Bank of Montreal Can, Nippon Life Global Investors Americas Inc. and James Investment Research Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Celanese company stock in the last year include Christopher W Jensen, John K Wulff and Peter G Edwards. View Insider Buying and Selling for Celanese.

Which major investors are buying Celanese stock?

CE stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Exane Derivatives, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Alpha Windward LLC, Creative Planning and Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB. View Insider Buying and Selling for Celanese.

How do I buy shares of Celanese?

Shares of CE can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Celanese's stock price today?

One share of CE stock can currently be purchased for approximately $113.33.

How big of a company is Celanese?

Celanese has a market capitalization of $15.40 billion and generates $6.14 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $843 million in net income (profit) each year or $7.51 on an earnings per share basis. Celanese employs 7,592 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Celanese?

Celanese's mailing address is 222 West Las Colinas Blvd. Suite 900 North, Irving TX, 75039. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 972-443-4000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Celanese (NYSE CE)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  455 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  388 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  843
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This page was last updated on 7/23/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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