NYSE:KRA - Kraton Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$23.22 -0.49 (-2.07 %)
(As of 12/13/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$23.71
Today's Range$23.05 - $24.14
52-Week Range$23.05 - $53.99
Volume276,100 shs
Average Volume231,533 shs
Market Capitalization$747.48 million
P/E Ratio8.15
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.74
Kraton Corporation manufactures and sells styrenic block copolymers and other engineered polymers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It operates in two segments, Polymer and Chemical. The Polymer segment offers performance products, including styrene-butadiene-styrene and styrene-isoprene-styrene; and specialty polymers, such as hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers, as well as isoprene rubber and isoprene rubber latex for use in medical and personal care products, adhesives, tackifiers, paints, and coatings. The Chemical segment provides pine-based specialty products that include rosin-based tackifiers for packaging and pressure-sensitive adhesive applications; terpene-based tackifiers for bookbinding, hygiene, and pressure-sensitive adhesive applications; alpha-methyl-styrene (AMS) resins for bookbinding and pressure-sensitive adhesive applications; and hot melt polyamides for flexible packaging. It also provides rosin-based binders for the thermoplastic pavement marking submarket; sells tall oil fatty acids for the asphalt paving market; and produces rosin esters and insoluble maleic-based tackifiers, as well as bitumen additives. In addition, this segment offers terpene-based tread enhancement resins and AMS-based tread enhancement additives, as well as distilled tall oil and rosins for enhancing the performance and manufacturing of high performance, winter, and all-season tires. Further, it provides dimer acids, tall oil rosins, and terpene fractions for fuel additive, oilfield chemical, mining fluid, coating, metalworking fluid and lubricant, and other applications. The company sells its products through various channels, including direct sales force, marketing representatives, and distributors under the Kraton and Cariflex brands. The company was formerly known as Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. and changed its name to Kraton Corporation in September 2016. Kraton Corporation is based in Houston, Texas.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Plastics materials & resins
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
Current SymbolNYSE:KRA
Previous Symbol
CUSIP50077C10
Phone281-504-4700

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.11
Current Ratio2.33
Quick Ratio1.04

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio8.15
Forward P/E Ratio7.35
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.96 billion
Price / Sales0.38
Cash Flow$7.6887 per share
Price / Cash Flow3.02
Book Value$21.30 per share
Price / Book1.09

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.85
Net Income$97.54 million
Net Margins5.87%
Return on Equity14.83%
Return on Assets3.48%

Miscellaneous

Employees1,931
Outstanding Shares31,960,000
Market Cap$747.48 million
OptionableOptionable

Kraton (NYSE:KRA) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kraton's stock symbol?

Kraton trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KRA."

How were Kraton's earnings last quarter?

Kraton Corp (NYSE:KRA) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 24th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.02 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.19. The specialty chemicals company had revenue of $523.11 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $528 million. Kraton had a net margin of 5.87% and a return on equity of 14.83%. View Kraton's Earnings History.

When is Kraton's next earnings date?

Kraton is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Kraton.

What price target have analysts set for KRA?

4 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Kraton's shares. Their predictions range from $22.00 to $76.00. On average, they expect Kraton's stock price to reach $45.6667 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 96.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Kraton.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Kraton?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kraton in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Kraton.

Has Kraton been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about KRA stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Kraton earned a daily sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the specialty chemicals company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Kraton's key competitors?

Who are Kraton's key executives?

Kraton's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Kevin M. Fogarty, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Dr. Vijay R. Mhetar, Sr. VP & Chief Technology Officer (Age 47)
  • Mr. Stephen E. Tremblay, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 59)
  • Dr. Holger R. Jung, Sr. VP & Pres of Polymer Segment (Age 55)
  • Mr. Marcello C. Boldrini, Sr. VP & Chemical Segment Pres (Age 56)

Who are Kraton's major shareholders?

Kraton's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.25%), Vanguard Group Inc. (10.27%), Vanguard Group Inc (10.27%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (8.59%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.02%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.13%). Company insiders that own Kraton stock include Barry J Goldstein, Chris H Russell, Holger R Jung, James Leo Simmons, Jose Fernando Cherubini Haddad, Kevin Michael Fogarty, Marcello C Boldrini, Stephen E Tremblay and Vijay Mhetar. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Kraton.

Which major investors are selling Kraton stock?

KRA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Rubric Capital Management LP, Evermore Global Advisors LLC, Skylands Capital LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, Broadview Advisors LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold Kraton company stock in the last year include Chris H Russell, Holger R Jung, Jose Fernando Cherubini Haddad, Kevin Michael Fogarty, Marcello C Boldrini, Stephen E Tremblay and Vijay Mhetar. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kraton.

Which major investors are buying Kraton stock?

KRA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Federated Investors Inc. PA, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., American Century Companies Inc., Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Martingale Asset Management L P, Vanguard Group Inc and Vanguard Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kraton.

How do I buy shares of Kraton?

Shares of KRA 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 Kraton's stock price today?

One share of KRA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $23.22.

How big of a company is Kraton?

Kraton has a market capitalization of $747.48 million and generates $1.96 billion in revenue each year. The specialty chemicals company earns $97.54 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.85 on an earnings per share basis. Kraton employs 1,931 workers across the globe.

What is Kraton's official website?

The official website for Kraton is http://www.kraton.com.

How can I contact Kraton?

Kraton's mailing address is 15710 JOHN F. KENNEDY BLVD. SUITE 300, HOUSTON TX, 77032. The specialty chemicals company can be reached via phone at 281-504-4700 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Kraton (NYSE KRA)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  204 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  220 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  424
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Kraton and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe KRA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe KRA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/13/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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