Kraton Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

KRA -- USA Stock  

USD 30.73  0.95  3.19%

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Kraton Corporation is 'Strong Hold'. Macroaxis provides Kraton buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding Kraton positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Kraton available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from Kraton buy-and-hold prospective. Please see also Kraton Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

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Financial Leverage

For the selected time horizon Kraton Corporation has a risk adjusted performance of 0.0452, jensen alpha of (0.16), total risk alpha of (0.43), sortino ratio of 0.0047 and treynor ratio of 0.0667
Macroaxis buy or sell recommendations module can be used to complement Kraton advice provided by average analyst sentiment. It analyzes the firm potential to grow using fundamental, technical, data market data available at the time. To make sure Kraton is not overpriced, please verify all Kraton Corporation fundamentals including its Current Valuation, Price to Book, Cash and Equivalents, as well as the relationship between Shares Owned by Institutions and Gross Profit . Given that Kraton has Number of Shares Shorted of 780.61K, we recommend you check Kraton market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your last-minute risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Kraton Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Kraton has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial commitments
Over 99.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors

Kraton current analysts recommendations

Target Median Price36.00
Target Mean Price39.40
Recommendation Mean3.00
Target High Price59.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions5
Target Low Price24.00

Kraton Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.16Value At Risk3.87
Potential Upside4.62Standard Deviation2.76
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Crossmark Global Holdings IncCommon Shares13.3 K412 K
Oregon Public Employees Retirement FundCommon Shares12.6 K391 K
Investors Research CorpCommon Shares11.8 K365 K
Louisiana State Employees Retirement SystemCommon Shares11.9 K358 K
Nisa Investment Advisors LlcCommon Shares3.4 K104 K
Versant Capital Management IncCommon Shares61118 K
Cornerstone Advisors IncCommon Shares29.01000

Kraton Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=2.22
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.0041

Kraton Volatility Alert

Kraton Corporation currently demonstrates below average downside deviation of 2.41. It has Information Ratio of 0.0 and Jensen Alpha of -0.16. However, we do advice investors to further question Kraton Corporation expected returns to make sure all indicators are consistent with the current outlook about its relatively low value at risk.
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Kraton Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsKratonPeer Average
Return On Equity8.54% (0.31)%
Return On Asset4.50% (0.14)%
Profit Margin2.93% (1.27)%
Operating Margin17.79% (5.51)%
Current Valuation2.58B16.62B
Shares Outstanding32.02M571.82M
Shares Owned by Insiders2.27% 10.09%
Shares Owned by Institutions99.20% 39.21%
Number of Shares Shorted780.61K4.71M
Price to Earning17.18X28.72X
Price to Book1.35X9.51X
Price to Sales0.50X11.42X
Gross Profit580.61M27.38B
Net Income56.88M570.98M
Cash and Equivalents37.16M2.7B
Cash per Share1.16X5.01X
Total Debt1.6B5.32B
Debt to Equity209.80% 48.70%
Current Ratio1.83X2.16X
Book Value Per Share22.76X1.93K
Cash Flow from Operations61.17M971.22M
Short Ratio3.50X4.00X
Earnings Per Share1.79X3.12X
Price to Earnings To Growth0.45X4.89X
Number of Employees1.92K18.84K
Market Capitalization983.84M19.03B
Total Asset1.08B29.47B
Retained Earnings147.13M9.33B
Working Capital316.75M1.48B
Current Asset481.34M9.34B
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