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Koppers Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.02 (-0.06 %)
(As of 05/17/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume81,634 shs
Average Volume145,476 shs
Market Capitalization$746.41 million
P/E Ratio6.05
Dividend YieldN/A
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About Koppers

Koppers Holdings Inc. provides treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals, and carbon compounds in the United States, Australasia, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Railroad and Utility Products and Services (RUPS), Performance Chemicals (PC), and Carbon Materials and Chemicals (CMC). The RUPS segment procures and treats crossties, switch ties, and various types of lumber used for railroad bridges and crossings. It also provides rail joint bars to join rails together for railroads; transmission and distribution poles for electric and telephone utilities; and pilings. This segment also provides railroad services, such as engineering, design, repair, and inspection services for railroad bridges. The PC segment develops, manufactures, and markets copper-based wood preservatives, including micronized copper azole, micronized pigments, alkaline copper quaternary, amine copper azole, and chromated copper arsenate for decking, fencing, utility poles, construction lumber and timbers, and various agricultural uses; water-based wood preservatives and wood specialty additives; and supplies fire-retardant chemicals for pressure treatment of wood primarily in commercial construction. The CMC segment manufactures creosote for use in the treatment of wood or as a feedstock in the production of carbon black; carbon pitch, a raw material used in the production of aluminum and steel; naphthalene for use as a feedstock in the production of phthalic anhydride and as a surfactant in the production of concrete; phthalic anhydride for the production of plasticizers, polyester resins, and alkyd paints; and carbon black feedstock for use in the production of carbon black. The company serves the railroad, specialty chemical, utility, residential lumber, agriculture, aluminum, steel, rubber, and construction industries. Koppers Holdings Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Lumber & wood products, except furniture
Sub-IndustryCommodity Chemicals
Year Founded1988

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.77 billion
Cash Flow$6.15 per share
Book Value$7.67 per share


Net Income$66.60 million




Market Cap$746.41 million
Next Earnings Date7/26/2021 (Estimated)

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Overall MarketRank

2.03 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

33rd out of 862 stocks

Lumber & Wood Products, Except Furniture Industry

2nd out of 5 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.5Community Rank: 2.5Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Koppers (NYSE:KOP) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Koppers a buy right now?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Koppers in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Koppers stock.
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Are investors shorting Koppers?

Koppers saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 722,200 shares, an increase of 58.4% from the March 31st total of 455,800 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 142,400 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.1 days. Currently, 3.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is Koppers' next earnings date?

Koppers is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July 26th 2021.
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How were Koppers' earnings last quarter?

Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, May, 7th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.02 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.57 by $0.45. The specialty chemicals company had revenue of $407.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $407.90 million. Koppers had a net margin of 7.43% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 42.13%. The company's revenue was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.47 earnings per share.
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How has Koppers' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Koppers' stock was trading at $15.35 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, KOP stock has increased by 128.9% and is now trading at $35.14.
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What guidance has Koppers issued on next quarter's earnings?

Koppers issued an update on its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Friday, May, 14th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 4.350-4.600 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.200. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.70 billion-$1.80 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.72 billion.

What price target have analysts set for KOP?

4 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Koppers' shares. Their forecasts range from $42.00 to $50.00. On average, they expect Koppers' stock price to reach $45.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 29.5% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Koppers' key executives?

Koppers' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Leroy M. Ball Jr., CEO, Pres & Director (Age 52, Pay $2.06M)
  • Mr. Michael J. Zugay, Chief Financial Officer (Age 69, Pay $765.95k)
  • Mr. James A. Sullivan, Exec. VP & COO (Age 57, Pay $1.14M)
  • Ms. Stephanie L. Apostolou, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 40, Pay $494.33k)
  • Ms. Leslie S. Hyde, Sr. VP & Chief Sustainability Officer (Age 60, Pay $694.83k)
  • Mr. Bradley A. Pearce, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 54)
  • Mr. Christian A. Nielsen, Sr. VP of Global Carbon Materials & Chemicals (Age 58)
  • Ms. Quynh T. McGuire, Director of Investor Relations - Koppers Inc

What is Leroy Ball's approval rating as Koppers' CEO?

12 employees have rated Koppers CEO Leroy Ball on Leroy Ball has an approval rating of 47% among Koppers' employees. This puts Leroy Ball in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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What other stocks do shareholders of Koppers own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Koppers investors own include Alcoa (AA), CVS Health (CVS), Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), AbbVie (ABBV), Intel (INTC), NVIDIA (NVDA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), NextEra Energy (NEE), QUALCOMM (QCOM) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

What is Koppers' stock symbol?

Koppers trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KOP."

Who are Koppers' major shareholders?

Koppers' stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (16.06%), Rubric Capital Management LP (3.71%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.20%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (3.06%), LSV Asset Management (2.52%) and Russell Investments Group Ltd. (1.78%). Company insiders that own Koppers stock include Albert J Neupaver, Bradley A Pearce, Daniel R Groves, Leslie S Hyde, M Leroy Ball, R Michael Johnson, Steven R Lacy and Xudong Feng.
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Which major investors are selling Koppers stock?

KOP stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential Financial Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, and AQR Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Koppers company stock in the last year include Bradley A Pearce, Daniel R Groves, M Leroy Ball, and Xudong Feng.
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Which major investors are buying Koppers stock?

KOP stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Rubric Capital Management LP, BlackRock Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., LSV Asset Management, Geode Capital Management LLC, Royal Bank of Canada, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Koppers stock in the last two years include Albert J Neupaver, and R Michael Johnson.
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How do I buy shares of Koppers?

Shares of KOP can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Koppers' stock price today?

One share of KOP stock can currently be purchased for approximately $35.14.

How much money does Koppers make?

Koppers has a market capitalization of $746.41 million and generates $1.77 billion in revenue each year. The specialty chemicals company earns $66.60 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.31 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Koppers have?

Koppers employs 2,061 workers across the globe.

When was Koppers founded?

Koppers was founded in 1988.

What is Koppers' official website?

The official website for Koppers is

Where are Koppers' headquarters?

Koppers is headquartered at 436 SEVENTH AVENUE, PITTSBURGH PA, 15219.

How can I contact Koppers?

Koppers' mailing address is 436 SEVENTH AVENUE, PITTSBURGH PA, 15219. The specialty chemicals company can be reached via phone at 412-227-2001 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 5/18/2021 by Staff
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