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

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$30.52 -2.70 (-8.13 %)
(As of 03/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$30.52
Today's Range$30.50 - $33.05
52-Week Range$19.13 - $53.99
Volume214,900 shs
Average Volume308,285 shs
Market Capitalization$974.20 million
P/E Ratio9.66
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta2.11
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
CUSIP50077C10
Phone281-504-4700

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.01 billion
Cash Flow$7.1981 per share
Book Value$23.42 per share

Profitability

Net Income$67.01 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,918
Market Cap$974.20 million
Next Earnings Date4/24/2019 (Estimated)
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) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 27th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.01. The specialty chemicals company had revenue of $447.78 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $476.29 million. Kraton had a net margin of 3.33% and a return on equity of 14.25%. The business's revenue was down 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.67 earnings per share. View Kraton's Earnings History.

When is Kraton's next earnings date?

Kraton is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Kraton.

What price target have analysts set for KRA?

5 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Kraton's stock. Their forecasts range from $22.00 to $76.00. On average, they expect Kraton's share price to reach $44.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 44.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Kraton.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Kraton?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kraton in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 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?

Press coverage about KRA stock has trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Kraton earned a news sentiment score of 0.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the specialty chemicals company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

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), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), NVIDIA (NVDA), Alphabet (GOOG), Bank of America (BAC), Broadcom (AVGO), General Electric (GE), Ulta Beauty (ULTA) and Home Depot (HD).

Who are Kraton's key executives?

Kraton's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Kevin M. Fogarty, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 53)
  • Dr. Vijay R. Mhetar, Sr. VP & Chief Technology Officer (Age 48)
  • Dr. Holger R. Jung, Sr. VP & Pres of Polymer Segment (Age 56)
  • Mr. Marcello C. Boldrini, Sr. VP & Chemical Segment Pres (Age 57)
  • Mr. Christopher H. Russell, VP & CFO (Age 53)

Who are Kraton's major shareholders?

Kraton's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.33%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (8.21%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.12%), Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc. (2.97%), Northern Trust Corp (2.09%) and Evermore Global Advisors LLC (1.97%). 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 American Century Companies Inc., Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Millennium Management LLC, Martingale Asset Management L P, Mackay Shields LLC, First Trust Advisors LP and Barclays PLC. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Royce & Associates LP, Evermore Global Advisors LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc., First Wilshire Securities Management Inc. and Prudential Financial 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 $30.52.

How big of a company is Kraton?

Kraton has a market capitalization of $974.20 million and generates $2.01 billion in revenue each year. The specialty chemicals company earns $67.01 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.16 on an earnings per share basis. Kraton employs 1,918 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:  223 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  233 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  456
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 3/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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