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NYSE:SCL

Stepan (SCL) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$87.94
-1.26 (-1.41%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$87.22
$89.13
50-Day Range
$87.95
$95.72
52-Week Range
$63.60
$106.08
Volume
81,845 shs
Average Volume
80,077 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.97 billion
P/E Ratio
50.25
Dividend Yield
1.71%
Price Target
$89.00

Stepan MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Buy
3.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
1.2% Upside
$89.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.44% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-4.18
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.25mentions of Stepan in the last 14 days
Based on 9 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$783,080 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
62.24%
From $2.94 to $4.77 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.

4.48 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

23rd out of 173 stocks

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

2nd 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 as principal ingredients 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

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

Ex-Dividend for 12/15 Dividend
11/29/2023
Dividend Payable
12/15/2023
Last Earnings
2/20/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/15 Dividend
2/29/2024
Today
3/02/2024
Dividend Payable
3/15/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/23/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-Industry
Specialty Chemicals
CUSIP
85858610
Employees
2,453
Year Founded
1932

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$89.00
High Stock Price Target
$89.00
Low Stock Price Target
$89.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+1.2%
Consensus Rating
Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.00
Research Coverage
1 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$40.20 million
Pretax Margin
2.08%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.33 billion
Cash Flow
$2.32 per share
Book Value
$54.39 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
20,824,000
Market Cap
$1.97 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.83

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Scott R. Behrens (Age 54)
    CEO, President & Director
    Comp: $2.01M
  • Mr. Luis E. RojoMr. Luis E. Rojo (Age 51)
    VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.1M
  • Mr. David G. Kabbes (Age 61)
    VP, General Counsel & Secretary
    Comp: $931.09k
  • 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
  • Sharon Purnell
    Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Robert J. Haire
    Executive Vice President of Supply Chain
  • Mr. Matthew John Eaken (Age 61)
    VP & Corporate Controller
    Comp: $369.19k
  • Mr. John V. Venegoni (Age 65)
    Consultant
    Comp: $397.99k














SCL Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Stepan stock right now?

1 Wall Street 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 research analysts is that investors should "buy" SCL shares.
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What is Stepan's stock price target for 2024?

1 Wall Street research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Stepan's stock. Their SCL share price targets range from $89.00 to $89.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $89.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.2% 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 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, SCL stock has decreased by 7.0% and is now trading at $87.94.
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Are investors shorting Stepan?

Stepan saw a increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 328,300 shares, an increase of 10.3% from the January 15th total of 297,600 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 101,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.3 days. Currently, 1.5% of the company's stock are sold short.
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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 23rd 2024.
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How were Stepan's earnings last quarter?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February, 20th. The basic materials company reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.04. The basic materials company had revenue of $532.13 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $534.48 million. Stepan had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 4.20% and a net margin of 1.73%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 15.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.59 earnings per share.

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

Stepan announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 20th. Investors of record on Friday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.375 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.71%. 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 1.68%. 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 31.45% 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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.46%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.37%), First Trust Advisors LP (3.24%), Westwood Holdings Group Inc. (3.08%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.31%) and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (1.45%). 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 3/2/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff