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NYSE:KRA - Kraton Stock Price, Forecast & News

-0.40 (-5.67 %)
(As of 03/29/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $6.66
50-Day Range
MA: $11.33
52-Week Range
Now: $6.66
Volume361,647 shs
Average Volume773,748 shs
Market Capitalization$211.46 million
P/E Ratio4.22
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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Plastics materials & resins
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.80 billion
Cash Flow$7.74 per share
Book Value$24.90 per share


Net Income$51.31 million


Market Cap$211.46 million
Next Earnings Date4/22/2020 (Estimated)

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Kraton (NYSE:KRA) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Kraton's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

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 shares have decreased by 9.4% and is now trading at $6.66. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

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." View analyst ratings for Kraton.

When is Kraton's next earnings date?

Kraton is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 22nd 2020. View our earnings forecast for Kraton.

How were Kraton's earnings last quarter?

Kraton Corp (NYSE:KRA) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 26th. The specialty chemicals company reported ($0.06) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.12. The specialty chemicals company earned $408.52 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $391 million. Kraton had a net margin of 2.84% and a return on equity of 11.81%. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($0.67) EPS. View Kraton's earnings history.

What price target have analysts set for KRA?

5 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for Kraton's shares. Their forecasts range from $8.00 to $33.00. On average, they expect Kraton's stock price to reach $22.40 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 236.3% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Kraton.

Has Kraton been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about KRA stock have trended extremely negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Kraton earned a media sentiment score of -5.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the specialty chemicals 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 immediate future. View the latest news aboutKraton.

Are investors shorting Kraton?

Kraton saw a drop in short interest during the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 1,318,100 shares, a drop of 7.8% from the February 27th total of 1,430,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 283,300 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.7 days. Approximately 4.3% of the company's stock are short sold. View Kraton's Current Options Chain.

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), Netflix (NFLX), Alibaba Group (BABA), Verizon Communications (VZ), AbbVie (ABBV), Bank of America (BAC), General Electric (GE), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Starbucks (SBUX) and Chevron (CVX).

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 a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc. (3.21%), State Street Corp (3.04%), Evermore Global Advisors LLC (2.61%), Royce & Associates LP (1.98%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.93%) and Weber Alan W (1.90%). Company insiders that own Kraton stock include Chris H Russell, Holger R Jung, Jose Fernando Cherubini Haddad, Kevin Michael Fogarty, Marcello C Boldrini, Melinda Scissors Conley, Stephen E Tremblay and Vijay Mhetar. View institutional ownership trends for Kraton.

Which institutional investors are selling Kraton stock?

KRA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Panagora Asset Management Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Oxford Asset Management LLP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, and Hancock Whitney Corp. 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, and Melinda Scissors Conley. View insider buying and selling activity for Kraton.

Which institutional investors are buying Kraton stock?

KRA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc., Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc., First Wilshire Securities Management Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Royce & Associates LP, Foundry Partners LLC, and Lapides Asset Management LLC. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Kraton's stock price today?

One share of KRA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $6.66.

How big of a company is Kraton?

Kraton has a market capitalization of $211.46 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. View additional information about Kraton.

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:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  383 (Thanks for Voting!)
Underperform Votes:  318 (Thanks for Voting!)
Total Votes:  701
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This page was last updated on 3/29/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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