Analysts See $1.34 EPS for Stepan Company (SCL)

July 18, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

 Analysts See $1.34 EPS for Stepan Company (SCL)
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.94, from 1.75 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, 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.
Thrivent For Lutherans stated it has 0% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 534 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Aperio Grp Limited Com holds 0.01% or 13,555 shares in its portfolio. Texas-based Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Lc has invested 0.01% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Invesco stated it has 0% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp owns 0.04% invested in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) for 1.05M shares. Art Advisors Limited Liability Company invested 0.02% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Pinebridge Lp owns 16,578 shares. Matarin Ltd Com owns 110,677 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement Systems has 41,085 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Franklin Resources Inc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa owns 5,116 shares. 5,340 were reported by First Citizens Financial Bank. Arizona State Retirement Sys reported 0.01% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Tudor Et Al, Connecticut-based fund reported 4,200 shares.

Since February 21, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 10 sales for $3.03 million activity. On Tuesday, February 28 the insider Behrens Scott R. sold $80,795. 2,500 Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) shares with value of $211,980 were sold by Mergner Arthur W. Another trade for 1,400 shares valued at $98,700 was made by Hale Jennifer Ansbro on Friday, February 24. STEPAN F QUINN JR also sold $458,192 worth of Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) on Tuesday, May 9. On Wednesday, March 1 the insider Stefaniak Debra sold $57,997.

Analysts await Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $1.34 earnings per share, up 2.29 % or $0.03 from last year’s $1.31 per share. SCL’s profit will be $30.33 million for 16.57 P/E if the $1.34 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.36 actual earnings per share reported by Stepan Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.47 % negative EPS growth. It closed at $88.81 lastly. It is down 47.84% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.14% the S&P500.

Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Stepan Co (NYSE:SCL), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Stepan Co had 10 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) earned “Strong Buy” rating by Industrial Alliance Securities on Monday, May 29. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, August 24 by Seaport Global. National Bank Canada upgraded Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) rating on Monday, August 15. National Bank Canada has “Outperform” rating and $37 target.

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 $2.01 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: Surfactants, Polymers and Specialty Products. It has a 22.75 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 recent Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Stepan Company: An Unknown Opportunity” on May 15, 2017. Also Fool.com published the news titled: “Shares of Stepan Company Popped 9% After Record First-Quarter” on April 25, 2017. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Stepan Reports Record Quarterly Earnings” with publication date: April 25, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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