RPM International (RPM) Receives a Hold from J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan analyst Jeffrey Zekauskas maintained a Hold rating on RPM International (RPMResearch Report) on April 7 and set a price target of $90.00. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $85.59.

According to, Zekauskas is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 9.2% and a 65.4% success rate. Zekauskas covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Compass Minerals International, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, and Air Products and Chemicals.

Currently, the analyst consensus on RPM International is a Hold with an average price target of $97.40, implying a 12.7% upside from current levels. In a report issued on April 7, Fermium Research also downgraded the stock to Hold with a $92.00 price target.

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Based on RPM International’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending February 28, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $1.43 billion and net profit of $33.02 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $1.27 billion and had a net profit of $38.24 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 50 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of RPM in relation to earlier this year.

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RPM International, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of coatings, sealants, building materials, and related services. It operates through the following business segments: Industrial, Consumer, and Specialty. The Industrial segment is the maintenance and protection products for roofing and waterproofing systems, flooring, passive fire protection, corrosion control, high-performance sealing and bonding solutions, infrastructure rehabilitation and repair, and other construction chemicals. The Consumer segment is comprised of rust-preventative, special purpose and decorative paints, caulks, sealants, primers, nail enamels, cement and wood care coatings, and other branded consumer products. The Specialty segment includes industrial cleansers, restoration services equipment, colorants, exterior finishes, edible coatings, and other specialty original equipment manufacturer coatings. The company was founded by Frank C. Sullivan in May 1947 and is headquartered in Medina, OH.

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