Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) Short Interest Increased By 32.53%

Joanna Estrada
December 15, 2017

A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock.

The analyst consensus target price for Huntsman is $37.55, which implies a return potential of 20.9%. The stock of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) earned "Buy" rating by Nomura on Friday, April 28. Acrospire Investment Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Huntsman by 2.5% during the 2nd quarter. ValuEngine upgraded Huntsman from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. 91% of these analysts have recommended a "buy", 9% have recommended a "hold", while none of the analysts have recommended a "sell". Huntsman has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $33.00.

Institutional Investors own 77.80% of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) while inside ownership was 0.50%. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of HUN have appreciated +4.31 - or +15.68%. The company has a market capitalization of $7,630.00, a PE ratio of 13.27, a P/E/G ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 2.85. The company has a current ratio of 1.87, a quick ratio of 1.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.10. Huntsman has a 1-year low of $18.93 and a 1-year high of $32.59. More interesting news about Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: "Huntsman Corporation (HUN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 14, 2017" with publication date: December 13, 2017.

The company reported its EPS on 9/29/2017. Huntsman had a return on equity of 30.64% and a net margin of 5.37%.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 1. 2,524,660 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,676,343.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th.

Shares of Under Armour, Inc.(NYSE:UAA) have seen a movement of 0.22% in the most recent session. Its down 0.15, from 1.06 in 2017Q1. Huntsman's dividend payout ratio is now 29.07%.

In other Huntsman news, VP J Kimo Esplin sold 428,571 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.58, for a total value of $12,114,403.80. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 925,271 shares in the company, valued at $29,183,047.34. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Chairman Jon M. Huntsman sold 383,610 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th. The portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was -$1.3 a share in the trailing twelve months. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 23,061,783 shares of company stock worth $512,316,794 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 19.00% of the company's stock. It fall, as 47 investors sold HUN shares while 98 reduced holdings. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in Huntsman by 119.2% during the second quarter. The firm owned 11,390,444 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 209,200 shares during the period. Ltd purchased a new position in Huntsman in the second quarter valued at approximately $109,000. 159.18 million shares or 2.01% less from 162.45 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Teacher Retirement Of Texas has invested 0% in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). The firm declared 3.33% change to end the trade at $32.10, with the overall traded capacity of 2.5 Million shares. Finally, Sei Investments Co. grew its position in Huntsman by 16.7% in the 2nd quarter. First Mercantile Tru Company reported 7,900 shares. The circumstantial evidence specially high/lower types of ownership has a vital gauge for investing research process and it should be done carefully, as rather than offering help in finding value; it can sometimes give false signals and lead an investor astray. If you are accessing this report on another website, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of USA and worldwide copyright & trademark legislation. The short interest to Huntsman Corporation's float is 3.88%.

Huntsman Corporation, through its subsidiary, Huntsman International LLC, makes and sells differentiated organic and inorganic chemical products worldwide. The firm operates in five divisions: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, Textile Effects, and Pigments and Additives.

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