Fibria (FBR) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about Fibria (NYSE:FBR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fibria earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.402732322989 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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Several brokerages recently commented on FBR. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Fibria from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Fibria from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, April 16th. Citigroup downgraded shares of Fibria from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 21st. Scotia Howard Weill downgraded shares of Fibria from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and set a $20.25 price objective on the stock. in a report on Friday, March 16th. Finally, HSBC downgraded shares of Fibria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Fibria currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $17.69.

Shares of NYSE:FBR traded down $0.11 on Friday, hitting $19.57. 660,840 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,169,299. Fibria has a one year low of $8.82 and a one year high of $22.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a current ratio of 1.82. The company has a market cap of $10,840.51, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.08 and a beta of -0.13.

Fibria (NYSE:FBR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 29th. The basic materials company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.64 by ($0.48). Fibria had a return on equity of 7.65% and a net margin of 9.38%. The company had revenue of $1.25 billion for the quarter. equities analysts predict that Fibria will post 1.7 EPS for the current year.

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About Fibria

Fibria Celulose SA produces, sells, and exports short fiber pulp in Brazil and internationally. It manufactures and sells bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp. The company has approximately 1,056,000 hectares of forest base in the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Bahia.

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