Stepan Company Company Profile (NYSE:SCL)

About Stepan Company

Stepan Company logoStepan Company produces specialty and intermediate chemicals, which are sold to other manufacturers and used in a variety of end products. The Company has three segments: Surfactants, Polymers and Specialty Products. The Company's Surfactants segment offers products, which are principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, such as detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes. The Company's Polymers segment includes polyurethane polyols, polyester resins and phthalic anhydride. The Company's Specialty Products segment includes flavors, emulsifiers and solubilizers used in food, flavoring, nutritional supplement and pharmaceutical applications. Its markets include manufacturers of cleaning and washing compounds, paints, cosmetics, food, beverages, nutritional supplements, agricultural products, plastics, furniture, automotive equipment, insulation and refrigeration.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Cleaning Products
  • Sub-Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: SCL
  • CUSIP: 85858610
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $73.07
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $77.96
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $75.54
  • 52-Week Range: $48.82 - $87.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 19.59
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.64
  • P/E Growth: 0.89
  • Market Cap: $1.67B
  • Outstanding Shares: 22,404,000
  • Beta: 1.17
  • Net Margins: 5.03%
  • Return on Equity: 16.74%
  • Return on Assets: 7.87%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.48%
  • Current Ratio: 2.85%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.09%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $47.50 (34.99% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/24/2017Wellington ShieldsUpgradeHold -> AccumulateView Rating Details
1/10/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price Target$40.00 -> $42.00View Rating Details
12/7/2016TD SecuritiesBoost Price TargetBuy$39.00 -> $41.00View Rating Details
8/24/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesBoost Price TargetNeutral$66.00 -> $70.00View Rating Details
8/15/2016National Bank FinancialUpgradeSector Perform -> Outperform$32.00 -> $37.00View Rating Details
12/18/2015Royal Bank of CanadaLower Price TargetSector Perform$36.00 -> $34.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/22/2017Q416$0.69$0.52$432.80 million$420.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/18/2016Q316$0.95$1.06$444.65 million$445.03 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/20/2016Q216$1.17$1.31$453.45 million$454.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/26/2016Q116$0.98$1.29$444.85 million$445.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q415$0.53$0.74$438.10 million$419.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2015Q315$0.79$0.92$455.80 million$444.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2015Q215$0.94$0.91$471.30 million$452.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q115$0.68$0.90$463.10 million$460.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/18/2015Q414$0.46$0.38$481.90 million$454.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q214$0.90$0.68$499.20 million$491.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2014Q2$1.01$1.06$498.20 million$504.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2014Q1$0.83$0.57ViewListenView Earnings Details
2/18/2014Q4$0.86$0.62$463.60 million$474.33 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2013Q313$0.93$0.92$467.40 million$475.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q2 2013$1.01$0.89$486.70 million$474.45 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.44 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.99 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20165$0.78$1.05$0.89
Q2 20162$1.16$1.18$1.17
Q3 20162$0.93$0.96$0.95
Q4 20162$0.66$0.72$0.69
Q1 20172$1.15$1.19$1.17
Q2 20172$1.23$1.28$1.26
Q3 20171$1.12$1.12$1.12
Q4 20171$0.96$0.96$0.96
Q1 20181$1.35$1.35$1.35
Q2 20181$1.43$1.43$1.43
Q3 20181$1.33$1.33$1.33
Q4 20181$1.12$1.12$1.12
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
Annual Dividend:$0.82
Dividend Yield:1.12%
Dividend Growth:6.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:21.19% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
18.47% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
16.43% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:49 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 14.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 61.61%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
11/18/2016Debra StefaniakVPSell1,000$77.63$77,630.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell4,832$74.86$361,723.52View SEC Filing  
11/1/2016Arthur W MergnerVPSell2,438$69.82$170,221.16View SEC Filing  
9/7/2016Frank PacholecVPSell1,500$72.00$108,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016Frank PacholecVPSell1,500$70.00$105,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016Frank PacholecVPSell1,000$68.00$68,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2016Scott C MasonVPSell6,070$67.45$409,421.50View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell5,438$66.54$361,844.52View SEC Filing  
8/4/2016Frank PacholecVPSell1,750$65.19$114,082.50View SEC Filing  
7/26/2016Scott C MasonVPSell9,368$64.10$600,488.80View SEC Filing  
7/21/2016F Quinn Stepan JrCEOSell32,000$63.46$2,030,720.00View SEC Filing  
7/21/2016Frank PacholecVPSell2,000$65.00$130,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/20/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell1,400$62.86$88,004.00View SEC Filing  
7/18/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell1,000$62.80$62,800.00View SEC Filing  
7/15/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell3,534$62.34$220,309.56View SEC Filing  
7/13/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell1,466$61.86$90,686.76View SEC Filing  
6/23/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell1,000$61.60$61,600.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell1,000$61.40$61,400.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2016Gregory ServatiusVPSell1,000$61.20$61,200.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2016Arthur W MergnerVPSell4,500$61.18$275,310.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2016F Quinn StepanChairmanSell13,400$62.32$835,088.00View SEC Filing  
4/18/2016F Quinn Stepan JrCEOSell462$58.46$27,008.52View SEC Filing  
4/15/2016F Quinn Stepan JrCEOSell31,538$58.46$1,843,711.48View SEC Filing  
3/4/2016Debra StefaniakVPBuy500$54.05$27,025.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016Scott D BeamerCFOBuy2,000$51.16$102,320.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2015Gregory ServatiusVPSell3,000$53.30$159,900.00View SEC Filing  
10/27/2015Jan Stern ReedDirectorBuy1,000$51.21$51,210.00View SEC Filing  
10/23/2015Gregory ServatiusVPSell3,500$52.13$182,455.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2015Arthur W MergnerVPSell1,000$47.01$47,010.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2015Arthur W MergnerVPSell3,000$50.05$150,150.00View SEC Filing  
2/20/2015Scott C MasonVPBuy3,000$40.55$121,650.00View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Frank PacholecVPSell1,000$43.55$43,550.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2014Scott C MasonVPBuy1,000$43.22$43,220.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Frank PacholecVPSell1,000$48.32$48,320.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2014Scott D BeamerCFOBuy1,000$52.10$52,100.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2014Robert John WoodVPSell3,000$65.00$195,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014Frank PacholecVPSell1,400$62.21$87,094.00View SEC Filing  
3/5/2014Robert John WoodVPSell3,100$61.03$189,193.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Frank PacholecVPSell2,000$60.71$121,420.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2014Robert John WoodVPSell7,381$60.01$442,933.81View SEC Filing  
2/25/2014F Quinn StepanChairmanSell9,979$59.73$596,045.67View SEC Filing  
2/20/2014Edward J WehmerDirectorSell2,256$60.26$135,946.56View SEC Filing  
11/26/2013H Edward WynnVPSell1,180$62.15$73,337.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2013F Quinn StepanChairmanSell39,712$59.92$2,379,543.04View SEC Filing  
11/20/2013Frank PacholecVPSell2,000$59.95$119,900.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2013Gregory ServatiusVPSell5,443$59.02$321,245.86View SEC Filing  
11/14/2013Scott D BeamerCFOBuy1,000$58.77$58,770.00View SEC Filing  
11/8/2013Frank PacholecVPSell2,000$58.55$117,100.00View SEC Filing  
10/30/2013F Quinn StepanChairmanSell4,000$60.00$240,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013F Quinn StepanChairmanSell1,400$60.03$84,042.00View SEC Filing  
10/25/2013F Quinn StepanChairmanSell17,899$60.67$1,085,932.33View SEC Filing  
7/29/2013John V VenegoniVPSell1,398$57.83$80,846.34View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013John V VenegoniVPSell1,464$54.56$79,875.84View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Michael Ross BoyceDirectorBuy2,500$53.57$133,925.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Edward J WehmerDirectorSell8,934$54.03$482,704.02View SEC Filing  
11/26/2012Frank PacholecVPSell1,500$97.93$146,895.00View SEC Filing  
11/12/2012John V VenegoniVPSell1,000$96.46$96,460.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2012Gregory ServatiusVPSell1,309$97.00$126,973.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)
DateHeadline logoSTEPAN : Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (form 10-K) (NYSE:SCL) - February 24 at 9:38 PM logoSTEPAN CO Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report (NYSE:SCL) - February 24 at 9:38 PM logoStepan Co. :SCL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 23, 2017 (NYSE:SCL) - February 23 at 7:53 PM logoStepan Co. :SCL-US: Earnings Analysis: 2016 By the Numbers : February 23, 2017 (NYSE:SCL) - February 23 at 7:53 PM logoSTEPAN COMPANY (NYSE:SCL) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition (NYSE:SCL) - February 22 at 7:54 PM logoStepan Declares Quarterly Dividend (NYSE:SCL) - February 22 at 9:47 AM logoStepan Reports Fourth Quarter and Record Full Year 2016 Results (NYSE:SCL) - February 22 at 9:47 AM logoStepan Co. posts 4Q profit (NYSE:SCL) - February 22 at 9:47 AM logoStepan Co Earnings Call scheduled for 10:00 am ET today (NYSE:SCL) - February 22 at 9:47 AM logoSTEPAN CO Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:SCL) - February 22 at 9:47 AM logoStepan Co. : SCL-US: Dividend Analysis : November 30th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : January 26, 2017 (NYSE:SCL) - January 27 at 2:52 AM logoETFs with exposure to Stepan Co. : January 17, 2017 (NYSE:SCL) - January 17 at 8:08 PM logoStepan Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SCL-US : January 13, 2017 (NYSE:SCL) - January 14 at 6:06 AM logoStepan to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results on February 22, 2017 (NYSE:SCL) - January 9 at 9:00 AM
News IconDividend Kings List for 2017 (NYSE:SCL) - December 21 at 10:57 AM logoIs Stepan Company (SCL) A Good Stock To Buy? (NYSE:SCL) - December 12 at 7:48 PM
News IconStepan Co (NYSE:SCL) Stock Target Upgraded (NYSE:SCL) - December 8 at 8:35 AM logoUpdated trading statement (NYSE:SCL) - November 30 at 10:52 AM logoStepan Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : SCL-US : November 11, 2016 (NYSE:SCL) - November 11 at 10:17 AM logoShawcor Announces Conference Call/Webcast to Discuss Third Quarter Results, Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 10:00am ET (NYSE:SCL) - October 31 at 7:03 PM logoWith Shares Trading up at $70.21 (SCL) Stepan Company Announces Changes to… (NYSE:SCL) - October 30 at 11:35 AM logoStepan Up 16.5% Since SmarTrend Uptrend Call (SCL) (NYSE:SCL) - October 27 at 12:15 PM logo6:56 am Stepan Company announces F. Quinn Stepan to retire as Chairman; F. Quinn Stepan, Jr., President and CEO, to add Chairman role (NYSE:SCL) - October 20 at 7:31 PM logoStepan Company Announces Changes to Board of Directors (NYSE:SCL) - October 20 at 7:31 PM logoSTEPAN CO Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:SCL) - October 20 at 7:31 PM logoStepan's (SCL) CEO F. Quinn Stepan Jr. on Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NYSE:SCL) - October 18 at 7:04 PM logoStepan Co. posts 3Q profit (NYSE:SCL) - October 18 at 12:32 PM logoQ3 2016 Stepan Co Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NYSE:SCL) - October 18 at 12:32 PM logoStepan Reports Strong Third Quarter Results (NYSE:SCL) - October 18 at 12:32 PM logoStepan Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend, Marking the Forty-Ninth Consecutive Year of Increases (NYSE:SCL) - October 18 at 12:32 PM logoStepan Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : SCL-US : October 18, 2016 (NYSE:SCL) - October 18 at 12:32 PM logoSTEPAN CO Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Other Events, Financial Statements and E (NYSE:SCL) - October 18 at 12:32 PM logoMore on Stepan's Q3 (NYSE:SCL) - October 18 at 9:20 AM logoStepan Co. : SCL-US: Dividend Analysis : August 31st, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : October 12, 2016 (NYSE:SCL) - October 12 at 12:42 PM logoUptrend Call Working As Stepan Stock Rises 19.3% (SCL) (NYSE:SCL) - October 11 at 7:33 PM logo18.8% Return Seen to Date on SmarTrend Stepan Call (SCL) (NYSE:SCL) - September 23 at 6:39 PM logoStepan to Announce Third Quarter 2016 Results on October 18, 2016 (NYSE:SCL) - September 15 at 7:18 PM logoJo Maes succeeds Stépan Breedveld as CEO of Ordina N.V. effective 1 April 2017 (NYSE:SCL) - September 15 at 10:50 AM featured highlights: American Woodmark, CONE Midstream Partners, NTT DOCOMO, Universal Forest Products and Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) - September 12 at 11:56 AM logoStepan Company Common Stock (NYSE:SCL) Trading Down – Insider Trading Activity (NYSE:SCL) - September 10 at 11:24 AM logoShares now up at $71.27 Stepan to present at the KeyBanc Capital… (NYSE:SCL) - September 6 at 11:56 AM logoStepan to present at the KeyBanc Capital Markets Basic Materials & Packaging Conference on September … (NYSE:SCL) - September 6 at 11:56 AM logoStepan to present at the KeyBanc Capital Markets Basic Materials & Packaging Conference on September 13, 2016 (NYSE:SCL) - September 6 at 11:56 AM logoWhy the Earnings Streak Will Continue for Stepan (SCL) (NYSE:SCL) - September 1 at 10:23 AM logoStratfor: The latest scary way Russia is striking out at dissent (NYSE:SCL) - August 29 at 10:43 PM featured highlights: Omega Protein, Universal Forest Products, American Woodmark, Stepan and CONE Midstream Partners (NYSE:SCL) - August 26 at 10:13 AM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Stepan, Crescent Point Energy and Tesoro (NYSE:SCL) - August 25 at 12:24 PM logoRide the Solid Price Momentum of These 5 Stocks (NYSE:SCL) - August 16 at 10:39 AM logoShawcor Declares Quarterly Dividend (NYSE:SCL) - August 10 at 7:50 PM logoShawcor Ltd. Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results (NYSE:SCL) - August 10 at 7:50 PM


What is Stepan Company's stock symbol?

Stepan Company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SCL."

How often does Stepan Company pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan Company?

Stepan Company announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.205 per share on Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a $0.82 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 1st.

Where is Stepan Company's stock going? Where will Stepan Company's stock price be in 2017?

4 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Stepan Company's stock. Their predictions range from $37.00 to $70.00. On average, they expect Stepan Company's share price to reach $47.50 in the next twelve months.

When will Stepan Company announce their earnings?

Stepan Company is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, April, 24th 2017.

Who owns Stepan Company stock?

Stepan Company's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.68%), Allianz Asset Management AG (2.35%), State Street Corp (2.10%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.32%), Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (1.23%) and Franklin Resources Inc. (0.75%). Company insiders that own Stepan Company stock include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory Servatius, Jan Stern Reed, Scott C Mason and Scott D Beamer.

Who sold Stepan Company stock? Who is selling Stepan Company stock?

Stepan Company's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Franklin Resources Inc., Allianz Asset Management AG, Employees Retirement System of Texas, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C, Systematic Financial Management LP and State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Stepan Company stock in the last year include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory Servatius and Scott C Mason.

Who bought Stepan Company stock? Who is buying Stepan Company stock?

Stepan Company's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Summit Global Investments, RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC, Capstone Investment Advisors LLC, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC and A.R.T. Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought Stepan Company stock in the last two years include Debra Stefaniak, Jan Stern Reed and Scott D Beamer.

How do I buy Stepan Company stock?

Shares of Stepan Company can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Stepan Company stock cost?

One share of Stepan Company stock can currently be purchased for approximately $73.07.

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Last Updated on 2/26/2017 by Staff