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Stepan Stock Price, Forecast & Analysis (NYSE:SCL)

$98.11
+0.28 (+0.29 %)
(As of 11/19/2019 11:32 AM ET)
Today's Range
$97.52
Now: $98.11
$98.53
50-Day Range
$93.44
MA: $96.74
$100.37
52-Week Range
$69.17
Now: $98.11
$101.84
Volume2,080 shs
Average Volume65,921 shs
Market Capitalization$2.21 billion
P/E Ratio20.10
Dividend Yield1.02%
Beta1.28
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
CUSIP85858610
Phone847-446-7500

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.99 billion
Cash Flow$8.65 per share
Book Value$34.84 per share

Profitability

Net Income$112.76 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,250
Market Cap$2.21 billion
Next Earnings Date2/20/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 29th will be given a dividend of $0.275 per share on Friday, December 13th. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 27th. This is an increase from Stepan's previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. View Stepan's Dividend History.

How were Stepan's earnings last quarter?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 23rd. The basic materials company reported $1.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.14 by $0.06. The basic materials company earned $451.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $489.40 million. Stepan had a return on equity of 14.10% and a net margin of 5.75%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 11.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.11 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 Thursday, February 20th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Stepan.

What price target have analysts set for SCL?

4 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Stepan's stock. Their forecasts range from $20.00 to $94.00. On average, they anticipate Stepan's share price to reach $38.75 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 60.5%. View Analyst Price Targets for Stepan.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Stepan?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Stepan in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Stepan.

Has Stepan been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about SCL stock has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Stepan earned a media sentiment score of 1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the basic materials company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Stepan.

Are investors shorting Stepan?

Stepan saw a increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 240,700 shares, an increase of 9.8% from the September 30th total of 219,200 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 76,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.1 days. Currently, 1.2% of the company's stock are short sold. View Stepan's Current Options Chain.

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 PepsiCo (PEP), Visa (V), Ross Stores (ROST), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), salesforce.com (CRM), CVS Health (CVS), Commerce Bancshares (CBSH), Cintas (CTAS), Starbucks (SBUX) and AFLAC (AFL).

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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Eagle Asset Management Inc. (0.56%), Grace & White Inc. NY (0.45%), Rhumbline Advisers (0.31%), Foundry Partners LLC (0.31%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.22%) and Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.21%). Company insiders that own Stepan stock include Arthur W Mergner, David Kabbes, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Gregory Servatius, Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Luis Rojo, Robert Victor Slone, Scott R Behrens and Sean Thomas Moriarty. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Stepan.

Which institutional investors are selling Stepan stock?

SCL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Eagle Asset Management Inc., Mackay Shields LLC, Grace & White Inc. NY, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Hennessy Advisors Inc., Tower Research Capital LLC TRC and First Quadrant L P CA. 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, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Robert Victor Slone, Scott R Behrens and Sean Thomas Moriarty. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan.

Which institutional investors are buying Stepan stock?

SCL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including SG Americas Securities LLC, Chicago Equity Partners LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Alberta Investment Management Corp, Foundry Partners LLC, Systematic Financial Management LP and State of Tennessee Treasury Department. Company insiders that have bought Stepan stock in the last two years include David Kabbes and Luis Rojo. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Stepan's stock price today?

One share of SCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $98.11.

How big of a company is Stepan?

Stepan has a market capitalization of $2.21 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.View Additional Information About Stepan.

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 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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Stepan (NYSE SCL)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  215 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  302 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  517
MarketBeat'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 11/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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