NYSE:SCL - Stepan Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $89.73 +1.15 (+1.30 %) (As of 04/23/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$88.58Today's Range$88.05 - $90.2952-Week Range$68.09 - $95.32Volume65,183 shsAverage Volume83,453 shsMarket Capitalization$2.03 billionP/E Ratio18.39Dividend Yield1.13%Beta1.27 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The company operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning 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, and lubricating ingredients. Its surfactants are also used in various applications, such as 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 resins, 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 and components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in the food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois. Receive SCL News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for SCL and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals SectorBasic Materials Current SymbolNYSE:SCL Previous Symbol CUSIP85858610 CIK94049 Webwww.stepan.com Phone847-446-7500Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.30 Current Ratio2.37 Quick Ratio1.78Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio18.39 Forward P/E Ratio17.66 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.99 billion Price / Sales1.02 Cash Flow$8.6445 per share Price / Cash Flow10.38 Book Value$34.84 per share Price / Book2.58Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.88 Net Income$112.76 million Net Margins5.66% Return on Equity14.68% Return on Assets7.70%Miscellaneous Employees2,250 Outstanding Shares22,614,000Market Cap$2.03 billion Next Earnings Date4/30/2019 (Confirmed) OptionableOptionable Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Frequently Asked Questions What is Stepan's stock symbol? Stepan trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SCL." How often does Stepan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan? Stepan declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 20th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 1st. View Stepan's Dividend History. How were Stepan's earnings last quarter? Stepan (NYSE:SCL) issued its earnings results on Thursday, February, 21st. The basic materials company reported $1.02 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.21. The basic materials company earned $466.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $486.67 million. Stepan had a return on equity of 14.68% and a net margin of 5.66%. Stepan's revenue was down 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.06 earnings per share. View Stepan's Earnings History. When is Stepan's next earnings date? Stepan is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Stepan. What price target have analysts set for SCL? 3 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Stepan's stock. Their forecasts range from $27.00 to $95.00. On average, they expect Stepan's share price to reach $72.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 19.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Stepan. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Stepan? 3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Stepan in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Stepan. Has Stepan been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about SCL stock have trended positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Stepan earned a news sentiment score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the basic materials company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of Stepan's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Stepan include Procter & Gamble (PG), Unilever (UN), Unilever (UL), Ecolab (ECL), Church & Dwight (CHD) and SYMRISE AG/ADR (SYIEY). What other stocks do shareholders of Stepan own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Stepan investors own include Micron Technology (MU), Visa (V), NVIDIA (NVDA), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), salesforce.com (CRM), CVS Health (CVS), Randgold Resources (GOLD), PepsiCo (PEP), QUALCOMM (QCOM) and Ross Stores (ROST). Who are Stepan's key executives? Stepan's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. F. Quinn Stepan Jr., Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 58)Mr. Arthur W. Mergner, VP of Supply Chain (Age 55)Mr. Scott R. Behrens, VP & GM of Surfactants (Age 49)Ms. Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Consultant (Age 57)Mr. Luis E. Rojo, VP & CFO (Age 46) Who are Stepan's major shareholders? Stepan's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Grace & White Inc. NY (0.48%), Foundry Partners LLC (0.36%), Roubaix Capital LLC (0.23%), Strs Ohio (0.05%) and Meeder Asset Management Inc. (0.01%). Company insiders that own Stepan stock include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Gregory Servatius, Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Luis Rojo, Michael Ross Boyce, Robert Victor Slone and Scott R Behrens. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Stepan. Which major investors are selling Stepan stock? SCL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Strs Ohio and Grace & White Inc. NY. Company insiders that have sold Stepan company stock in the last year include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Robert Victor Slone and Scott R Behrens. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan. Which major investors are buying Stepan stock? SCL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Roubaix Capital LLC, Foundry Partners LLC and Meeder Asset Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan. How do I buy shares of Stepan? Shares of SCL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Stepan's stock price today? One share of SCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $89.73. How big of a company is Stepan? Stepan has a market capitalization of $2.03 billion and generates $1.99 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $112.76 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.88 on an earnings per share basis. Stepan employs 2,250 workers across the globe. What is Stepan's official website? The official website for Stepan is http://www.stepan.com. How can I contact Stepan? Stepan's mailing address is Edens and Winnetka Road, Northfield IL, 60093. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 847-446-7500 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Stepan (NYSE SCL)Community Ranking: 2.1 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 181 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 259 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 440MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Stepan and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SCL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SCL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 4/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: When is a capital gain realized?