GrafTech International (EAF) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Friday

GrafTech International (NYSE:EAFGet Free Report) is set to announce its earnings results before the market opens on Friday, April 26th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of ($0.18) per share for the quarter. Investors that are interested in registering for the company’s conference call can do so using this link.

GrafTech International (NYSE:EAFGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported ($0.27) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.14) by ($0.13). The company had revenue of $137.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $141.20 million. GrafTech International had a negative return on equity of 39.57% and a negative net margin of 41.14%. GrafTech International’s quarterly revenue was down 44.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.17 EPS. On average, analysts expect GrafTech International to post $-1 EPS for the current fiscal year and $0 EPS for the next fiscal year.

GrafTech International Price Performance

NYSE EAF opened at $1.66 on Thursday. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $1.55 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $2.06. The company has a current ratio of 3.54, a quick ratio of 1.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.90. The company has a market cap of $425.60 million, a PE ratio of -1.66 and a beta of 1.14. GrafTech International has a 1 year low of $1.18 and a 1 year high of $5.32.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Several analysts have issued reports on EAF shares. UBS Group initiated coverage on GrafTech International in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $2.00 price objective on the stock. Citigroup lowered their target price on GrafTech International from $4.00 to $2.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Royal Bank of Canada lowered their target price on GrafTech International from $3.00 to $2.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lowered their target price on GrafTech International from $2.00 to $1.50 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, Based on data from, GrafTech International has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $1.88.

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Insider Buying and Selling at GrafTech International

In other news, major shareholder Colonial House Capital Ltd purchased 2,303,599 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 16th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $1.78 per share, with a total value of $4,100,406.22. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 29,535,575 shares in the company, valued at approximately $52,573,323.50. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

About GrafTech International

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GrafTech International Ltd. research, develops, manufactures, and sells graphite and carbon-based solutions worldwide. The company offers graphite electrodes to produce electric arc furnace steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals; and petroleum needle coke, a crystalline form of carbon used in the production of graphite electrodes and synthetic graphite.

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