NYSE:CE - Celanese Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$102.04 -0.41 (-0.40 %)
(As of 11/16/2018 01:37 PM ET)
Previous Close$102.45
Today's Range$100.47 - $102.54
52-Week Range$92.68 - $119.29
Volume71,199 shs
Average Volume1.60 million shs
Market Capitalization$13.39 billion
P/E Ratio13.47
Dividend Yield2.16%
Celanese 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
Current SymbolNYSE:CE
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.81
Current Ratio2.08
Quick Ratio1.40


Trailing P/E Ratio13.47
Forward P/E Ratio9.19
P/E Growth0.9

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$6.14 billion
Price / Sales2.22
Cash Flow$10.1230 per share
Price / Cash10.08
Book Value$29.49 per share
Price / Book3.46


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$7.51
Net Income$843 million
Net Margins18.57%
Return on Equity39.39%
Return on Assets14.87%


Outstanding Shares133,730,000
Market Cap$13.39 billion

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.54 per share on Thursday, November 8th. This represents a $2.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 26th. View Celanese's Dividend History.

How will Celanese's stock buyback program work?

Celanese announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, July 18th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $1,500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 10.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Celanese's earnings last quarter?

Celanese Co. (NYSE:CE) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 18th. The basic materials company reported $2.96 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.74 by $0.22. The basic materials company earned $1.77 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.81 billion. Celanese had a net margin of 18.57% and a return on equity of 39.39%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 13.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.93 earnings per share. View Celanese's Earnings History.

When is Celanese's next earnings date?

Celanese is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Celanese.

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

Celanese updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 18th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $10.90-11.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $10.78. Celanese also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $10.90-11.10 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for CE?

15 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Celanese's stock. Their forecasts range from $82.00 to $150.00. On average, they expect Celanese's share price to reach $122.2353 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 19.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Celanese.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Celanese?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Celanese in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 2 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Celanese.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Celanese stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Celanese stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Celanese’s adjusted earnings for third-quarter 2018 topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The company raised its earnings guidance for 2018. Celanese’s strategic measures including acquisitions and operational cost savings through productivity actions are likely to lend support to earnings in 2018. Acquisitions including Nilit and Omni Plastics are expected to drive earnings in the Engineered Materials unit. The company is also poised to gain from expansion in emerging regions. Moreover, Celanese remains focused on returning value to shareholders." (10/23/2018)
  • 2. 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)

Has Celanese been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about CE stock have trended neutral recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Celanese earned a news impact score of 0.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the basic materials company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

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

Who are Celanese's major shareholders?

Celanese's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Dodge & Cox (7.67%), Capital Research Global Investors (6.18%), BlackRock Inc. (5.49%), Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (2.81%), Lyrical Asset Management LP (2.60%) and Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.10%). Company insiders that own Celanese stock include Benjamin Jones, Christopher W Jensen, John K Wulff, Kevin S Oliver 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 Capital Research Global Investors, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Primecap Management Co. CA, Assenagon Asset Management S.A. and Janus Henderson Group PLC. Company insiders that have sold Celanese company stock in the last year include Christopher W Jensen 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 Deutsche Bank AG, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Capital Growth Management LP, AQR Capital Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, TD Asset Management Inc. and Franklin Resources Inc.. 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 $102.04.

How big of a company is Celanese?

Celanese has a market capitalization of $13.39 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.

What is Celanese's official website?

The official website for Celanese is http://www.celanese.com.

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:  487 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  415 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  902
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Celanese and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CE will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CE will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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