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Kraton Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.18 (-1.11 %)
(As of 09/25/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $16.06
50-Day Range
MA: $15.58
52-Week Range
Now: $16.06
Volume203,164 shs
Average Volume433,129 shs
Market Capitalization$511.72 million
P/E Ratio2.62
Dividend YieldN/A
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; tall oil fatty acids; tall oil rosin; distilled tall oil; and tall oil pitch; and produces 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; dimer acids and terpene fractions for fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, mining fluids, coatings, metalworking fluids, and lubricants 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 2.7Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 3.8 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.91 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Plastics materials & resins
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.80 billion
Cash Flow$7.44 per share
Book Value$24.90 per share


Net Income$51.31 million


Market Cap$511.72 million
Next Earnings Date10/28/2020 (Estimated)
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(As of 09/25/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Kraton (NYSE:KRA) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Kraton's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Kraton's stock was trading at $7.35 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, KRA stock has increased by 118.5% and is now trading at $16.06.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Kraton?

5 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 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is Kraton's next earnings date?

Kraton is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 28th 2020.
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How were Kraton's earnings last quarter?

Kraton Corp (NYSE:KRA) released its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 29th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.22. The specialty chemicals company had revenue of $355.68 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $370.70 million. Kraton had a net margin of 12.08% and a return on equity of 3.64%.
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What price target have analysts set for KRA?

5 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Kraton's stock. Their forecasts range from $8.00 to $33.00. On average, they expect Kraton's share price to reach $19.60 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 22.0% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Kraton?

Kraton saw a decline in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,070,000 shares, a decline of 11.6% from the August 15th total of 1,210,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 350,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.1 days. Approximately 3.5% of the company's shares are short sold.
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Who are some of Kraton's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Kraton own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Kraton investors own include Intel (INTC), AbbVie (ABBV), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), NVIDIA (NVDA), AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), Broadcom (AVGO), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and General Electric (GE).

Who are Kraton's key executives?

Kraton's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Kevin M. Fogarty, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 53)
  • Christopher H. Russell, VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 53)
  • Mr. James Leo Simmons, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 53)
  • Dr. Holger R. Jung, Sr. VP & Pres of Polymer Segment (Age 56)
  • Mr. Marcello C. Boldrini, Sr. VP & Chemical Segment Pres (Age 57)

What is Kraton's stock symbol?

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

Who are Kraton's major shareholders?

Kraton's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.53%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.68%), LSV Asset Management (1.36%), Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. (1.36%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (1.32%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.11%). Company insiders that own Kraton stock include Chris H Russell, Holger R Jung, Jose Fernando Cherubini Haddad, Kevin Michael Fogarty, Melinda Scissors Conley and Vijay Mhetar.
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Which institutional investors are selling Kraton stock?

KRA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Lapides Asset Management LLC, Sandell Asset Management Corp., LSV Asset Management, Lumbard & Kellner LLC, and Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC. Company insiders that have sold Kraton company stock in the last year include Chris H Russell, Kevin Michael Fogarty, and Melinda Scissors Conley.
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Which institutional investors are buying Kraton stock?

KRA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, Marshall Wace North America L.P., and Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund.
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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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Kraton's stock price today?

One share of KRA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.06.

How big of a company is Kraton?

Kraton has a market capitalization of $511.72 million and generates $1.80 billion in revenue each year. The specialty chemicals company earns $51.31 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.94 on an earnings per share basis. Kraton employs 1,944 workers across the globe.

What is Kraton's official website?

The official website for Kraton is 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]

This page was last updated on 9/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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