$1.34 EPS Expected for Stepan Company (SCL)

July 18, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

 $1.34 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 fall, 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.
Cornerstone Cap Mgmt Holdings Limited Liability reported 34,174 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. United Capital Advisers Llc reported 2,802 shares stake. Prelude Capital Mgmt Ltd Llc accumulated 4,643 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Raymond James Assoc holds 13,956 shares. 15,570 were accumulated by Zpr Investment Mngmt. Eagle Asset Mgmt has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Acadian Asset Limited Liability Company reported 133,618 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs L P, Texas-based fund reported 1.05M shares. Blackrock Fund Advsr holds 0.02% or 1.55 million shares. D E Shaw And Com Inc holds 0% or 25,066 shares. Hillsdale Investment Management holds 170 shares. Chicago Equity Prns Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.05% or 21,300 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt has invested 0.06% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). 32 were reported by Creative Planning. Maryland-based Price T Rowe Assocs Md has invested 0% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL).

Since February 21, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 10 selling transactions for $3.03 million activity. Another trade for 734 shares valued at $57,997 was sold by Stefaniak Debra. Behrens Scott R. also sold $80,795 worth of Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) on Tuesday, February 28. Another trade for 9,619 shares valued at $820,683 was made by STEPAN F QUINN JR on Thursday, May 4. On Friday, February 24 the insider Hale Jennifer Ansbro bought $98,700. Mergner Arthur W had sold 2,500 shares worth $211,980.

Investors wait Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) to report on July, 19. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $1.34 earnings per share, up $0.03 or 2.29 % from last year’s $1.31 same quarter earnings. This translates into $30.33 million profit for SCL giving the stock a 16.57 P/E. This is assuming the current $1.34 EPS is accurate. Stepan Company’s Wall Street analysts see -1.47 % negative EPS growth, taking into account the $1.36 EPS reproted in the previous quarter, 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 rating was upgraded by National Bank Canada on Monday, August 15 to “Outperform”. Industrial Alliance Securities upgraded the stock to “Strong Buy” rating in Monday, May 29 report. Seaport Global maintained Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) on Wednesday, August 24 with “Neutral” rating.

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 Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “Stepan Reports Record Quarterly Earnings” on April 25, 2017. Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Shares of Stepan Company Popped 9% After Record First-Quarter” with publication date: April 25, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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