ARKEMA/S Announces Annual Dividend of $2.35 (ARKAY)

ARKEMA/S (OTCMKTS:ARKAY) announced an annual dividend on Wednesday, May 8th, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 24th will be paid a dividend of 2.353 per share by the basic materials company on Thursday, June 13th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 23rd.

Shares of ARKAY opened at $89.17 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 2.45 and a quick ratio of 1.77. ARKEMA/S has a 52-week low of $82.00 and a 52-week high of $131.55. The company has a market capitalization of $6.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 1.21.

ARKEMA/S (OTCMKTS:ARKAY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 27th. The basic materials company reported $1.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. ARKEMA/S had a return on equity of 13.92% and a net margin of 7.55%. The business had revenue of $2.52 billion during the quarter. Equities analysts forecast that ARKEMA/S will post 9.23 EPS for the current year.

ARKAY has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine downgraded ARKEMA/S from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 30th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded ARKEMA/S from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 9th. Finally, Berenberg Bank started coverage on ARKEMA/S in a report on Wednesday, April 3rd. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. ARKEMA/S currently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

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ARKEMA/S Company Profile

Arkema SA manufactures and sells specialty chemicals and advanced materials worldwide. It operates through three segments: High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties, and Coating Solutions. Its products include acrylics, coating resins, electroactive polymers, fluorochemicals, fluoropolymers, functional polyolefins, hydrazine hydrate, hydrogen peroxide, molecular sieves, organic peroxide, oxygenated solvents, poly-ether-ketone-ketone polyetherketoneketone, plastic additives, polymethyl methacrylate resins and sheets, rheology additives, solutions for glass coating, specialty adhesives, specialty polyamides, surfactants and additives, technical fluids, and thiochemicals.

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