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

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$46.28 +0.14 (+0.30 %)
(As of 08/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$46.14
Today's Range$46.17 - $46.88
52-Week Range$31.48 - $53.99
Volume147,258 shs
Average Volume232,024 shs
Market Capitalization$1.54 billion
P/E Ratio16.24
Dividend YieldN/A
Kraton logoKraton 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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.41
Current Ratio2.40
Quick Ratio1.12


Trailing P/E Ratio16.24
Forward P/E Ratio12.61
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.96 billion
Price / Sales0.75
Cash Flow$7.4405 per share
Price / Cash6.22
Book Value$21.30 per share
Price / Book2.17


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.85
Net Income$97.54 million
Net Margins3.60%
Return on Equity17.62%
Return on Assets3.90%


Outstanding Shares31,890,000
Market Cap$1.54 billion

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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 25th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.12. The specialty chemicals company had revenue of $538.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $544.78 million. Kraton had a return on equity of 17.62% and a net margin of 3.60%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.82 EPS. View Kraton's Earnings History.

When is Kraton's next earnings date?

Kraton is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 23rd 2018. 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 forecasts range from $39.00 to $76.00. On average, they expect Kraton's stock price to reach $56.6667 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 22.4% 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, 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Kraton.

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)
  • Mr. Stephen E. Tremblay, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 59)
  • Dr. Vijay R. Mhetar, Sr. VP & Chief Technology Officer (Age 47)
  • Dr. Holger R. Jung, Sr. VP & Pres of Polymer Segment (Age 55)
  • Mr. Marcello C. Boldrini, Sr. VP & Chemical Segment Pres (Age 56)

Has Kraton been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about KRA stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kraton earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 45.59 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for Kraton.

Who are Kraton's major shareholders?

Kraton's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.67%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (8.47%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.15%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.11%), Rothschild Asset Management Inc. (2.82%) and Evermore Global Advisors LLC (1.40%). Company insiders that own Kraton stock include Barry J Goldstein, Chris H Russell, Dan F Smith, Francis S Kalman, Holger R Jung, James Leo Simmons, Jose Fernando Cherubini Haddad, Karen A Twitchell, 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 Aristotle Capital Boston LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Skylands Capital LLC, Evermore Global Advisors LLC, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Northpointe Capital LLC, Bank of America Corp DE and Castleark Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Kraton company stock in the last year 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 Insider Buying and Selling for Kraton.

Which major investors are buying Kraton stock?

KRA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Advisors Asset Management Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, American Century Companies Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Mackay Shields LLC and LSV Asset Management. 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 $46.28.

How big of a company is Kraton?

Kraton has a market capitalization of $1.54 billion 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.

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:  178 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  196 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  374
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 8/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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