Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) Receives News Impact Score of 0.17

News stories about Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Verso Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.3555339484383 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) opened at 3.86 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $4.61 and its 200 day moving average price is $5.49. Verso Corporation has a one year low of $3.17 and a one year high of $8.43. The stock has a market capitalization of $133.00 million and a PE ratio of 2.17.

Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The basic materials company reported ($1.42) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.03) by $0.39. Verso Corporation had a return on equity of 168.52% and a net margin of 47.46%. The firm had revenue of $585 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $579.52 million. Analysts anticipate that Verso Corporation will post ($1.37) EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Verso Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $11.25 price objective on shares of Verso Corporation in a report on Sunday, August 13th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Verso Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th.

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About Verso Corporation

Verso Corporation is a producer of coated papers, which are used in magazines, catalogs, advertising brochures and annual reports, among other media and marketing publications. The Company operates through two segments: paper and pulp. The Paper segment includes paper products, which are used in media and marketing applications, including catalogs, magazines, and commercial printing applications, such as advertising brochures, annual reports and direct-mail advertising.

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