Stocks: Somewhat Negative Media Coverage Very Likely to Affect Verso (VRS) Share Price

Stocks: Somewhat Negative Media Coverage Very Likely to Affect Verso (VRS) Share Price

Media stories about Verso (NYSE:VRS) have trended somewhat negative this week, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Verso earned a news sentiment score of -0.25 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 88 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Alpha One’s scoring:

Shares of Verso (NYSE:VRS) opened at 5.84 on Friday. Verso has a 12 month low of $4.37 and a 12 month high of $13.60. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $5.76 and its 200-day moving average price is $6.47. The company’s market cap is $200.84 million.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on VRS shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Verso from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 22nd. B. Riley started coverage on Verso in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. They set a “buy” rating and a $11.25 price objective on the stock.

About Verso

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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