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PQ Group Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.57 (-4.70 %)
(As of 10/30/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $11.56
50-Day Range
MA: $11.34
52-Week Range
Now: $11.56
Volume493,529 shs
Average Volume171,918 shs
Market Capitalization$1.57 billion
P/E Ratio25.13
Dividend YieldN/A
PQ Group Holdings Inc. provides specialty catalysts, materials, chemicals, and services in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Refining Services, Catalysts, Performance Materials, and Performance Chemicals. The Refining Services segment offers sulfuric acid recycling and end-to-end logistics services to produce alkylate; and virgin sulfuric acid for water treatment, mining, and industrial applications. The Catalysts segment provides silica catalysts and zeolite catalysts for producers and licensors of polyethylene and methyl methacrylate. The Performance Materials segment offers transportation safety microspheres for various binders, such as paint and epoxy coatings; and engineered glass materials, including solid and hollow microspheres and particles for uses, such as strengthening and light-weighting in plastics and polymer additives, cleaning and peening of metal surfaces, and conductivity or shielding in electronic applications. The Performance Chemicals segment offers sodium silicates for construction, cleaning, water treatment, pulp and paper, foundry and refractory, green tires, electronics, and refining catalysts; and specialty silicas for use as ingredients in personal care products, foods, edible oils, and beers, as well as industrial uses consisting of gloss control in coil, wood, general industrial leather, and other surface coating applications. This segment also provides other silicate derivatives, including metasilicates, spray dried silicates, and magnesium and potassium silicates for use in cleaning, specialty fertilizer, oil and gas, mining, paint, food, and cosmetic applications, as well as zeolites for use as builders for detergents and other applications, such as stabilizers for the production of polyvinylchloride applications. PQ Group Holdings Inc. was founded in 1831 and is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.3Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.84 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Chemicals & allied products



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.57 billion
Cash Flow$2.11 per share
Book Value$13.08 per share


Net Income$79.54 million


Market Cap$1.57 billion
Next Earnings Date2/18/2021 (Estimated)
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PQ Group (NYSE:PQG) Frequently Asked Questions

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

PQ Group's stock was trading at $9.86 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, PQG stock has increased by 17.2% and is now trading at $11.56.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of PQ Group?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for PQ Group in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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When is PQ Group's next earnings date?

PQ Group is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 18th 2021.
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How were PQ Group's earnings last quarter?

PQ Group Holdings Inc. (NYSE:PQG) issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October, 30th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.04. The firm earned $380.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $380.46 million. PQ Group had a net margin of 4.13% and a return on equity of 6.71%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.36 earnings per share.
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What guidance has PQ Group issued on next quarter's earnings?

PQ Group updated its FY 2020 Pre-Market earnings guidance on Friday, October, 30th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.43-1.46 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.46 billion.

What price target have analysts set for PQG?

7 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for PQ Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $11.50 to $21.00. On average, they anticipate PQ Group's stock price to reach $16.90 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 46.2% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting PQ Group?

PQ Group saw a increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totaling 300,500 shares, an increase of 17.1% from the September 30th total of 256,600 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 223,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.3 days. Approximately 0.8% of the company's stock are short sold.
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Who are some of PQ Group's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of PQ Group own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other PQ Group investors own include Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Primo Water (PRMW), The Chemours (CC), Eastman Chemical (EMN), General Electric (GE), Marathon Petroleum (MPC), Pfizer (PFE), AbbVie (ABBV), Albemarle (ALB) and Darling Ingredients (DAR).

Who are PQ Group's key executives?

PQ Group's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Belgacem Chariag, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 58, Pay $1.94M)
  • Mr. Michael C. Crews, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 53, Pay $910.28k)
  • Mr. Joseph S. Koscinski, Sec., VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 54, Pay $702.26k)
  • Mr. Scott H. Randolph, VP & Pres of Performance Materials (Age 57, Pay $894.83k)
  • Dr. Raymond Kolberg, VP & Pres of Catalysts (Age 58, Pay $781.92k)
  • Dr. Ufuk Senturk, VP of R&D and Technology
  • Mr. William J. Sichko Jr., Chief Admin. Officer, Assistant Sec. & VP (Age 66)
  • Ms. Nahla A. Azmy, VP of Investor Relations & Financial Communications
  • Ms. Wendy Graham, VP of Marketing & Commercial Strategy
  • Mr. Kurt Bitting, VP & Pres of Refining Services (Age 44)

When did PQ Group IPO?

(PQG) raised $638 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on Friday, September 29th 2017. The company issued 29,000,000 shares at a price of $21.00-$23.00 per share. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Credit Suisse acted as the underwriters for the IPO and J.P. Morgan, Jefferies, Deutsche Bank Securities, KeyBanc Capital Markets, Evercore ISI and Nomura were co-managers.

What is PQ Group's stock symbol?

PQ Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "PQG."

Who are PQ Group's major shareholders?

PQ Group's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include LGT Capital Partners LTD. (0.53%), BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA (0.03%), Bowling Portfolio Management LLC (0.01%) and Comerica Bank (0.01%). Company insiders that own PQ Group stock include Belgacem Chariag, Ineos Investments Partnership, Jonny Ginns and Ray Kolberg.
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Which major investors are buying PQ Group stock?

PQG stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LGT Capital Partners LTD., Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, Comerica Bank, and BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA. Company insiders that have bought PQ Group stock in the last two years include Belgacem Chariag, and Jonny Ginns.
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How do I buy shares of PQ Group?

Shares of PQG 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 PQ Group's stock price today?

One share of PQG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $11.56.

How big of a company is PQ Group?

PQ Group has a market capitalization of $1.57 billion and generates $1.57 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $79.54 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.92 on an earnings per share basis. PQ Group employs 3,279 workers across the globe.

What is PQ Group's official website?

The official website for PQ Group is www.pqcorp.com.

How can I contact PQ Group?

PQ Group's mailing address is 300 LINDENWOOD DRIVE, MALVERN PA, 19355. The company can be reached via phone at 610-651-4400.

This page was last updated on 10/31/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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