$1.10 EPS Expected for Stepan Company (SCL)

September 17, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

 $1.10 EPS Expected for Stepan Company (SCL)
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.94, from 1.75 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 15 investors sold Stepan Company shares while 73 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 13.59 million shares or 0.02% less from 13.59 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Fdx owns 2,874 shares. Arrowstreet Cap Partnership accumulated 0.06% or 214,508 shares. California Employees Retirement Systems owns 40,000 shares. Bessemer Grp Inc Inc invested in 25,100 shares. Us Bankshares De reported 6,598 shares. Advisers Limited has invested 0% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Sawgrass Asset Ltd Company invested in 0.05% or 12,385 shares. Cap Assocs Ny holds 1.28% of its portfolio in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) for 10,000 shares. Deutsche State Bank Ag owns 14,927 shares. Zpr Inv Mgmt stated it has 15,570 shares or 2.2% of all its holdings. Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas invested 0.03% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Capstone Inv Limited Company stated it has 4,589 shares. Kcg Holdings reported 2,701 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Wells Fargo Mn owns 24,831 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Acadian Asset Mgmt Limited Com stated it has 0.05% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL).

Since March 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $2.72 million activity. On Thursday, March 16 the insider Behrens Scott R. sold $52,429. STEPAN F QUINN JR sold $458,192 worth of stock or 5,381 shares. Mergner Arthur W sold 2,500 shares worth $211,980.

Analysts await Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) to report earnings on October, 17. They expect $1.10 earnings per share, up 3.77 % or $0.04 from last year’s $1.06 per share. SCL’s profit will be $24.78M for 18.36 P/E if the $1.10 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.32 actual earnings per share reported by Stepan Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.67 % negative EPS growth. The stock increased 0.80% or $0.64 on September 15, reaching $80.79. About 154,495 shares traded or 109.25% up from the average. Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) has risen 47.84% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.14% the S&P500.

Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Stepan Co (NYSE:SCL), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Stepan Co had 11 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Strong Buy” rating by Industrial Alliance Securities on Monday, May 29. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 1 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Wednesday, August 24 the stock rating was maintained by Seaport Global with “Neutral”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by National Bank Canada on Monday, August 15.

Stepan Company produces specialty and intermediate chemicals, which are sold to other manufacturers and used in a range of end products. The company has market cap of $1.82 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: Surfactants, Polymers and Specialty Products. It has a 20.81 P/E ratio. The Company’s principal markets include manufacturers of cleaning and washing compounds , paints, cosmetics, food, beverages, nutritional supplements, agricultural products and plastics.

More news for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Stepan Company: An Unknown Opportunity” on May 15, 2017. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Stepan Company (SCL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 29, 2017” and published on August 28, 2017 is yet another important article.

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