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Stock Risk Measures for Harsco Corp

A quantitative factor review, as of July 31, 2020.
  1. Company Info - Description, identity and sector data.
  2. Share Data - Stock earnings and key dates.
  3. Market Risk - Beta, size, liquidity and momentum measures.
  4. Financial Risk - Earnings and dividends.
by Paul Alan Davis, CFA
Updated: August 02, 2020
See how we arrive at an overall risk score of 82 for HSC below.

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HSC Risk Report

Overview

Our quantitative data points are meant to provide a high-level understanding of factors in equity risk models for Harsco Corp. Portfolio managers use these models to forecast risk, optimize portfolios and review performance.

We show how HSC stock compares to 2,000+ US-based stocks, and to peers in the Producer Manufacturing sector and Metal Fabrication industry.

Please do not consider this data as investment advice. Data is downloaded from sources we deem reliable, but errors may occur.

Company Info

Business Description

Company logo Harsco Corp. engages in the provision of industrial services and engineered products. It operates through the following business segments: Harsco Environmental, Harsco Clean Earth, and Harsco Rail. The Harsco Environmental provides environmental services and material processing to the global steel and metals industries. The Harsco Clean Earth segment provides processing and beneficial reuse solutions for hazardous wastes, contaminated materials, and dredged volumes. The Harsco Rail segment provides equipment, after-market parts and services for the maintenance, repair and construction of railway track. The company was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Camp Hill, PA.

Identity

Sector and Industry

Share Data

Shares and Float

Earnings and Dividends

Market Risk Measures

Many of the following risk metrics are standardized and transformed into quantitative factors in institutional-level risk models.

Rankings below represent percentiles from 1 to 100, with 1 being the lowest rating of risk.

Systematic Risk

Stocks with higher beta exhibit higher sensitivity to the ups and downs in the market. (↑↑)

Company Size

Stocks with higher market capitalization often have lower risk. (↑↓)

Trading Liquidity

Higher average daily dollar volume over the past 30 days implies lower liquidity risk. (↑↓)

Price Momentum

Higher price momentum stocks, aka recent winners, equate to lower risk for many investors. (↑↓)

Financial Risk Measures

Style risk factors often include measures of profitability and payout levels.

Earnings Yield

Companies with higher earnings generally provide lower risk. (↑↓)

Dividend Yield

Companies with higher dividend yields, if sustaintable, are perceived to have lower risk. (↑↓)

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