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KMG Chemicals

$28.65

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KMG Chemicals advances after Q4 earnings report, 2017 outlook

After the close last night, KMG Chemicals reported Q4 EPS of 38c against a one estimate consensus of 40c. The company reported Q4 EPS of 32c in the Q4 of 2015. Revenue for this years Q4 was $75.3M vs.$75.99M in Q4 of 2015. Additionally the company sees FY17 revenue of about $300M-$305M. The CEO Chris Fraser,noted, "Currently we are experiencing a pickup in demand from several key semiconductor customers, reflecting improving global PC demand and continued strength in the Internet-of-Things and automotive end markets. For the fiscal 2017 year we project consolidated adjusted EBITDA of $47M-49M, driven by higher sales in both our Electronic Chemicals and Other Chemicals segments as well as our continued focus on enhancing efficiency." Shares of KMG Chemicals are up 6.6% or $1.79 to $28.91 per share in afternoon trading.

KMG KMG Chemicals
$28.65

1.53 (5.64%)

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KMG Chemicals upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Seaport Global
Seaport Global analyst Michael Harrison upgraded KMG Chemicals to Buy citing the better than expected Q1 report and valuation. Harrison said KMG is benefiting from volume growth, lower raw material and freight costs, and completion of recent restructuring efforts. The analyst said valuation gives little credit for current earnings power or further value creation through M&A. Harrison maintained is $26 price target on KMG Chemicals shares.
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