EPS for Stepan Company (SCL) Expected At $1.10

September 17, 2017 - By test

 EPS for Stepan Company (SCL) Expected At $1.10
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.94, from 1.75 in 2016Q3. It worsened, 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.
Gsa Cap Ptnrs Llp invested in 0.02% or 4,587 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn invested in 24,831 shares or 0% of the stock. Nationwide Fund Advsr holds 62,438 shares. Pub Sector Pension Inv Board, a Quebec – Canada-based fund reported 13,723 shares. Legal & General Gru Plc owns 35,031 shares. Zacks Investment Mgmt holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) for 35,978 shares. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.01% or 7,500 shares in its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has invested 0% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Bowling Port Lc holds 9,168 shares. Metropolitan Life holds 13,364 shares. Comerica Commercial Bank has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). 38,607 were accumulated by Jacobs Levy Equity. The California-based Blackrock Fund Advsr has invested 0.02% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Moreover, Mason Street Advisors Ltd Liability has 0.01% invested in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). 32,374 were reported by New York State Common Retirement Fund.

Since March 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $2.72 million activity. $52,429 worth of Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) was sold by Behrens Scott R. on Thursday, March 16. STEPAN F QUINN JR also sold $458,192 worth of Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) on Tuesday, May 9. 2,500 shares valued at $211,980 were sold by Mergner Arthur W on Monday, May 8.

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 of Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) has “Strong Buy” rating given on Monday, May 29 by Industrial Alliance Securities. On Friday, September 1 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. National Bank Canada upgraded Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) on Monday, August 15 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, August 24 by Seaport Global.

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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