Stepan Company (SCL) Moves On Stifel Initiation. How Much Are Shares Worth?

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.5 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.20, from 1.7 in 2018Q2. It dropped, as 5 investors sold Stepan Company shares while 51 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 14.88 million shares or 0.32% more from 14.83 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported.

Geode Capital Mgmt invested in 0.01% or 258,533 shares. Glenmede Tru Communication Na owns 1,492 shares. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) for 7,000 shares. Piermont Inc holds 1.02% of its portfolio in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) for 29,178 shares. California State Teachers Retirement System invested 0.01% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys owns 8,900 shares. Citadel Lc has invested 0% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Systematic Finance Mngmt L P reported 17,055 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Amalgamated Retail Bank holds 0.01% or 2,949 shares. Fincl Bank Of America De reported 88,753 shares. Meeder Asset Management invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Personal Corp stated it has 117,432 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Public Sector Pension Investment Board holds 0.01% or 13,967 shares. The Kentucky-based Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.01% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Loomis Sayles Company Limited Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) for 402 shares.

Since September 6, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $836,447 activity. Another trade for 699 shares valued at $61,227 was made by PACHOLEC FRANK on Thursday, September 6. Slone Robert Victor sold $300,473 worth of stock. LAWTON GREGORY E also sold $185,504 worth of Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) on Wednesday, November 7. WEHMER EDWARD J sold $118,870 worth of stock or 1,400 shares.

Why Has Stifel Given Stepan Company (SCL) a $94.0 Price Target

Analysts at Stifel began coverage on shares of Stepan Company (SCL) in a report revealed to clients and investors on Tuesday morning. The firm set Buy rating on the $1.77 billion market cap company.

The stock increased 3.31% or $2.51 during the last trading session, reaching $78.38. About 90,336 shares traded or 15.35% up from the average. Stepan Company (SCL) has declined 3.39% since December 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 3.39% the S&P500.

Analysts await Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.81 EPS, down 23.58 % or $0.25 from last year’s $1.06 per share. SCL’s profit will be $18.24 million for 24.19 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.11 actual EPS reported by Stepan Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -27.03 % negative EPS growth.

Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.77 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. It has a 19.12 P/E ratio. 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.

More notable recent Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Stepan Co. 2018 Q2 – Results – Earnings Call Slides – Seeking Alpha” on July 25, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Stepan’s (SCL) CEO F. Quinn Stepan Jr. on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” published on April 24, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “New Research Coverage Highlights Immunomedics, Surmodics, PDF Solutions, Stepan, Express Scripts Holding, and BioCryst Pharmaceuticals — Consolidated Revenues, Company Growth, and Expectations for 2018 – GlobeNewswire” on November 27, 2018. More interesting news about Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Stepan Co (SCL) CEO Quinn Stepan on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” published on October 24, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Stepan Co. – A Defensive Graham Study – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: April 27, 2018.

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