Stepan (SCL) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.98 (-1.15%)
(As of 12:17 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
8,054 shs
Average Volume
76,430 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.89 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Stepan MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
3.00 Rating Score
5.6% Upside
$89.00 Price Target
Short Interest
1.46% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.54mentions of Stepan in the last 14 days
Based on 12 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$957,940 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $2.52 to $4.53 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.45 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

26th out of 173 stocks

Soap, Detergents, & Cleaning Preparations; Perfumes, & Cosmetics Industry

3rd out of 5 stocks

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About Stepan Stock (NYSE:SCL)

Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used in consumer and industrial cleaning and disinfection products, including detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, and floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, such as fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, disinfectants, and lubricating ingredients. Its surfactants are also used in various applications, including emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products; and industrial applications comprising latex systems, plastics, and composites. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE); polyester resins, including liquid and powdered products, which are used in CASE applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials, as well as components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. Stepan Company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois.

SCL Stock Price History

SCL Stock News Headlines

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Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) Q4 2023 Earnings Call Transcript
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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 3/15 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Specialty Chemicals
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
1 Analysts


Net Income
$40.20 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.33 billion
Cash Flow
$7.06 per share
Book Value
$54.39 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$1.91 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Scott R. Behrens (Age 54)
    CEO, President & Director
    Comp: $1.05M
  • Mr. Luis E. RojoMr. Luis E. Rojo (Age 51)
    VP & CFO
    Comp: $598.39k
  • Mr. David G. Kabbes (Age 61)
    VP, General Counsel & Secretary
    Comp: $514.38k
  • Mr. Robert J. Haire (Age 51)
    Executive Vice President of Supply Chain
    Comp: $509.67k
  • Dr. Jason Scott Keiper Ph.D. (Age 50)
    VP and Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer
  • David B. Mattingly
    VP, Chief Compliance & Risk Officer
  • Mr. Mark F. Mydlach
    Vice President of Sales
  • Ms. Sharon N. Purnell (Age 46)
    VP & Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Mr. Matthew John Eaken (Age 61)
    VP & Corporate Controller
    Comp: $369.19k
  • Mr. John V. Venegoni (Age 65)
    Comp: $397.99k

SCL Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Stepan stock right now?

1 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Stepan in the last year. There are currently 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" SCL shares.
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What is Stepan's stock price target for 2024?

1 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Stepan's shares. Their SCL share price targets range from $89.00 to $89.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $89.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 5.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have SCL shares performed in 2024?

Stepan's stock was trading at $94.55 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, SCL stock has decreased by 10.9% and is now trading at $84.27.
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When is Stepan's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 30th 2024.
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How can I listen to Stepan's earnings call?

Stepan will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, April 30th at 8:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Stepan's earnings last quarter?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) released its earnings results on Tuesday, February, 20th. The basic materials company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.04. The basic materials company earned $532.13 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $534.48 million. Stepan had a net margin of 1.73% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 4.20%. The business's revenue was down 15.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.59 EPS.

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

Stepan announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.375 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 29th.
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Is Stepan a good dividend stock?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) pays an annual dividend of $1.50 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.77%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 56 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 85.71%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, SCL will have a dividend payout ratio of 33.11% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for SCL.

What is F. Quinn Stepan Jr.'s approval rating as Stepan's CEO?

49 employees have rated Stepan Chief Executive Officer F. Quinn Stepan Jr. on Glassdoor.com. F. Quinn Stepan Jr. has an approval rating of 59% among the company's employees. This puts F. Quinn Stepan Jr. in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Stepan own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Stepan investors own include AbbVie (ABBV), PepsiCo (PEP), Visa (V), Boeing (BA), CVS Health (CVS), Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Stryker (SYK), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), A. O. Smith (AOS) and Church & Dwight (CHD).

Who are Stepan's major shareholders?

Stepan's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.76%), O Keefe Stevens Advisory Inc. (0.26%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.06%) and Global Retirement Partners LLC (0.00%). Insiders that own company stock include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Gregory E Lawton, Janet Anne Catlett, Jason Scott Keiper, Luis Rojo, Randall S Dearth, Richard Finn Stepan and Scott R Behrens.
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How do I buy shares of Stepan?

Shares of SCL stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Stepan have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Stepan: Nanjing Stepan Jinling Chemical Limited Liability Company, PBC Industria Quimica Ltda., Stepan (India) Private Limited, Stepan (Nanjing) Chemical R&D Co. Ltd.., Stepan Asia Pte. Ltd., Stepan CDMX S. de R.L. de C.V., Stepan Canada Inc., Stepan Chemical (Nanjing) Co. Ltd., Stepan Chemical (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Stepan Colombia S.A.S., Stepan Deutschland GmbH, Stepan Europe S.A.S., Stepan Holdings Asia Pte. Ltd., Stepan Holdings LLC, Stepan International Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Stepan Mexico Holdings LLC, Stepan Mexico S.A. de C.V., Stepan Philippines Inc., Stepan Philippines Quaternaries Inc., Stepan Polska Sp. z o.o., Stepan Quimica Ltda., Stepan Specialty Products B.V., Stepan Specialty Products LLC, Stepan Surfactants Holdings LLC, Stepan UK Limited, and Tebras Tensoativos Do Brasil Ltda..
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This page (NYSE:SCL) was last updated on 4/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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