Stepan Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.77 (+0.59 %)
(As of 06/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume55,338 shs
Average Volume72,454 shs
Market Capitalization$2.95 billion
P/E Ratio21.78
Dividend Yield0.94%
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About Stepan

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, 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 the food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. Stepan Company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.


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Overall MarketRank

2.17 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

31st out of 894 stocks

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

2nd out of 7 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.3Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Stepan a buy right now?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Stepan in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Stepan stock.
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When is Stepan's next earnings date?

Stepan is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July 28th 2021.
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How were Stepan's earnings last quarter?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April, 26th. The basic materials company reported $1.82 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.43 by $0.39. The basic materials company had revenue of $537.74 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $508.07 million. Stepan had a net margin of 7.14% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 15.69%.
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How has Stepan's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Stepan's stock was trading at $76.60 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, SCL stock has increased by 70.8% and is now trading at $130.87.
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How often does Stepan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan?

Stepan announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.305 per share on Tuesday, June 15th. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.93%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 27th.
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Is Stepan a good dividend stock?

Stepan pays an annual dividend of $1.22 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.94%. Stepan has been increasing its dividend for 26 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Stepan is 21.48%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Stepan will have a dividend payout ratio of 16.64% next year. This indicates that Stepan will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for SCL?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Stepan's shares. Their forecasts range from $130.00 to $130.00. On average, they anticipate Stepan's stock price to reach $130.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.7%.
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Who are Stepan's key executives?

Stepan's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. F. Quinn Stepan Jr., Chairman & CEO (Age 60, Pay $3.09M)
  • Mr. Scott R. Behrens, Pres & COO (Age 51, Pay $1.11M)
  • Mr. Luis E. Rojo, VP & CFO (Age 48, Pay $1.1M)
  • Mr. David G. Kabbes, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 58, Pay $1.2M)
  • Mr. Arthur W. Mergner, Exec. VP of Supply Chain (Age 57, Pay $1.04M)
  • Dr. Jason Scott Keiper Ph.D., VP & Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer (Age 47)
  • David B. Mattingly, VP & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Mr. Mark F. Mydlach, VP of Sales
  • Ms. Janet A. Catlett, VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 44)
  • Mr. Matthew John Eaken, VP & Corp. Controller (Age 58)

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

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

Who are some of Stepan's key competitors?

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), The Boeing (BA), CVS Health (CVS), The Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Stryker (SYK), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), A. O. Smith (AOS) and Church & Dwight (CHD).

What is Stepan's stock symbol?

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

Who are Stepan's major shareholders?

Stepan's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (15.53%), HighTower Advisors LLC (8.84%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.55%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.92%), Westwood Holdings Group Inc. (1.73%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.72%). Company insiders that own Stepan stock include Arthur W Mergner, David Kabbes, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Janet Anne Catlett, Jason Scott Keiper, Luis Rojo, Richard Finn Stepan, Scott R Behrens and Sean Thomas Moriarty.
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Which institutional investors are selling Stepan stock?

SCL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Northern Trust Corp, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Panagora Asset Management Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC, and Morgan Stanley. Company insiders that have sold Stepan company stock in the last year include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Gregory E Lawton, Janet Anne Catlett, Luis Rojo, Richard Finn Stepan, Scott R Behrens, and Sean Thomas Moriarty.
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Which institutional investors are buying Stepan stock?

SCL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Westwood Holdings Group Inc., NFJ Investment Group LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Geode Capital Management LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., and Jane Street Group LLC. Company insiders that have bought Stepan stock in the last two years include David Kabbes, Janet Anne Catlett, and Jason Scott Keiper.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Stepan's stock price today?

One share of SCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $130.87.

How much money does Stepan make?

Stepan has a market capitalization of $2.95 billion and generates $1.87 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $126.77 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.68 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Stepan have?

Stepan employs 2,293 workers across the globe.

What is Stepan's official website?

The official website for Stepan is www.stepan.com.

Where are Stepan's headquarters?

Stepan is headquartered at 22 West Frontage Road, Northfield IL, 60093.

How can I contact Stepan?

Stepan's mailing address is 22 West Frontage Road, Northfield IL, 60093. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 847-446-7500 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 6/16/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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