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Huntsman (HUN) Reaches $34.88 52-Week High; Shorts at PENNON GROUP PLC (PEGRF) Lowered By 0.15%

The stock of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) hit a new 52-week high and has $36.62 target or 5.00% above today’s $34.88 share price. The 8 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $8.37 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Jan, 19 by Barchart.com. If the $36.62 price target is reached, the company will be worth $418.50M more. The stock increased 1.74% or $0.595 during the last trading session, reaching $34.875. About 1.70 million shares traded. Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) has risen 91.88% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 75.18% the S&P500.

PENNON GROUP PLC (OTCMKTS:PEGRF) had a decrease of 0.15% in short interest. PEGRF’s SI was 1.47M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 0.15% from 1.47M shares previously. With 100 avg volume, 14721 days are for PENNON GROUP PLC (OTCMKTS:PEGRF)’s short sellers to cover PEGRF’s short positions. It closed at $10.25 lastly. It is down 0.00% since January 19, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.15, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 31 investors sold Huntsman Corporation shares while 112 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 159.36 million shares or 0.11% more from 159.18 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Lucus Advisors Limited reported 0.49% of its portfolio in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Axa owns 295,300 shares. One Association invested in 70,057 shares. Century Companies holds 1.55M shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Nordea Investment Mngmt Ab owns 337,745 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Dumont Blake Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.35% invested in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Parametric Port Associate has 1.11M shares. Gotham Asset, New York-based fund reported 41,074 shares. Acadian Asset Management Ltd Liability Co invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Boothbay Fund Mgmt Ltd Liability Com, New York-based fund reported 7,750 shares. Citadel Ltd Liability Co reported 1.13 million shares. Utah Retirement Systems has invested 0.02% in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Amalgamated National Bank & Trust invested 0.03% in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Psagot Invest House Limited stated it has 3,500 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs Inc stated it has 0.04% in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN).

Huntsman Corporation, through its subsidiary, Huntsman International LLC, makes and sells differentiated organic and inorganic chemical products worldwide. The company has market cap of $8.37 billion. The firm operates in five divisions: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, Textile Effects, and Pigments and Additives. It has a 16.32 P/E ratio. The Polyurethanes segment offers polyurethane chemicals, including methyl diphenyl diisocyanate, propylene oxide, polyols, propylene glycol, thermoplastic polyurethane, aniline, and methyl tertiary-butyl ether products.

Analysts await Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.63 earnings per share, up 110.00% or $0.33 from last year’s $0.3 per share. HUN’s profit will be $151.20M for 13.84 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual earnings per share reported by Huntsman Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.97% negative EPS growth.

Among 13 analysts covering Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Huntsman Corporation had 37 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, May 3 by Nomura. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 19 by UBS. On Monday, July 24 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The stock of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 29 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. Jefferies maintained Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) rating on Tuesday, October 17. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $35.0 target. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Conviction-Buy” on Monday, August 17. Nomura maintained the shares of HUN in report on Tuesday, September 19 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, September 28. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Thursday, July 13. Jefferies maintained the shares of HUN in report on Monday, August 28 with “Buy” rating.

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