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NYSE:SCL - Stepan Stock Price, Forecast & News

$101.51
-0.67 (-0.66 %)
(As of 02/21/2020 10:20 AM ET)
Today's Range
$101.23
Now: $101.51
$102.71
50-Day Range
$98.65
MA: $102.22
$105.48
52-Week Range
$82.98
Now: $101.51
$105.87
Volume9,533 shs
Average Volume141,818 shs
Market Capitalization$2.28 billion
P/E Ratio21.88
Dividend Yield1.08%
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$8.60 per share
Book Value$34.84 per share

Profitability

Net Income$112.76 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,250
Market Cap$2.28 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A
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 Thursday, February 20th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.275 per share on Friday, March 13th. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 4th. View Stepan's Dividend History.

How were Stepan's earnings last quarter?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 20th. The basic materials company reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.88 by $0.22. The basic materials company earned $444.99 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $441.45 million. Stepan had a net margin of 5.75% and a return on equity of 14.10%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.02 earnings per share. View Stepan's Earnings History.

What price target have analysts set for SCL?

3 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Stepan's shares. Their forecasts range from $20.00 to $21.00. On average, they expect Stepan's stock price to reach $20.33 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 80.0%. 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 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating 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 stories about SCL stock have trended negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of 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 -2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Stepan.

Are investors shorting Stepan?

Stepan saw a increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 305,500 shares, an increase of 5.1% from the December 31st total of 290,800 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 74,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.1 days. Approximately 1.5% of the shares of the 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 Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), PepsiCo (PEP), Visa (V), Ross Stores (ROST), AbbVie (ABBV), Franklin Resources (BEN), Commerce Bancshares (CBSH), Cintas (CTAS), Methanex (MEOH) and Starbucks (SBUX).

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 State Street Corp (2.68%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.69%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.63%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.48%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.92%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.76%). 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, Janet Anne Catlett, 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 Panagora Asset Management Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Chicago Equity Partners LLC, Arizona State Retirement System, Walthausen & Co. LLC, Eagle Asset Management Inc. and Pinebridge Investments L.P.. Company insiders that have sold Stepan company stock in the last year include Arthur W Mergner, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, 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 Geode Capital Management LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Jefferies Group LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, ProShare Advisors LLC and Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Stepan stock in the last two years include David Kabbes, Janet Anne Catlett 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 $101.51.

How big of a company is Stepan?

Stepan has a market capitalization of $2.28 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:  227 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  316 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  543
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 2/21/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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