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NYSE:SCL - Stepan Stock Price, Forecast & News

$98.25
+1.26 (+1.30 %)
(As of 12/6/2019 02:26 PM ET)
Today's Range
$98.20
Now: $98.25
$98.77
50-Day Range
$93.44
MA: $97.41
$100.37
52-Week Range
$69.17
Now: $98.25
$101.84
Volume2,158 shs
Average Volume82,457 shs
Market Capitalization$2.21 billion
P/E Ratio20.13
Dividend Yield1.14%
Beta1.29
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$8.78 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. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.275 per share on Friday, December 13th. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 27th. This is a positive change 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 results on Wednesday, October, 23rd. The basic materials company reported $1.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.06. The basic materials company had revenue of $451.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $489.40 million. Stepan had a net margin of 5.75% and a return on equity of 14.10%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 11.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.11 EPS. 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 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Stepan's stock. Their forecasts range from $20.00 to $94.00. On average, they anticipate Stepan's stock price to reach $38.75 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 60.6%. 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?

News headlines about SCL stock have trended neutral recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Stepan earned a news sentiment score of 0.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the basic materials company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. 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 days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.1 days. Approximately 1.2% of the company's shares 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), Starbucks (SBUX), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), CVS Health (CVS), Commerce Bancshares (CBSH), Cintas (CTAS), NVIDIA (NVDA) and AbbVie (ABBV).

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 investors include State Street Corp (2.67%), Eagle Asset Management Inc. (0.56%), Grace & White Inc. NY (0.45%), Rhumbline Advisers (0.31%), Foundry Partners LLC (0.31%) and California Public Employees Retirement System (0.22%). 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 State Street Corp, Man Group plc, Eagle Asset Management Inc., Mackay Shields LLC, Grace & White Inc. NY, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Barclays PLC. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including SG Americas Securities LLC, Chicago Equity Partners LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Millennium Management LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Alberta Investment Management Corp, Foundry Partners LLC and Systematic Financial Management LP. 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 $98.25.

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:  216 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  303 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  519
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 12/6/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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