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Recent Fundamentals: Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL)


Stepan Company trades as part of the chemicals industry and basic materials sector. The company CEO is F. Quinn Stepan. Stepan Co, along with its subsidiaries produces specialty and intermediate chemicals, which are sold to other manufacturers and are used in end products. The company manufactures and markets surfactants, polymers and specialty products.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The SCL stock showed a previous change of -0.21% with an open at 93.26 and a close of 92.63. It reached an intraday high of 93.79 and a low of 92.07.

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The stock has a market cap of $2.1b with 22.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 22.0m shares. Trading volume reached 79,675 shares compared to its average volume of 93,476 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Stepan Company shares returned 2.96% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 5.54%. Over three months, it changed 1.54%. In one year it has changed 22.44% and within that year its 52-week high was 95.32 and its 52-week low was 69.17. SCL stock is 33.92% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 85.50 and a 50 day moving average of 88.82. Currently SCL stock is trading 8.34% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.88 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 18.98. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.26. The TTM EPS is 4.88, which comes to a TTM PE of 18.98. Historically, the PE high was 26.20 and the PE low was 11.40. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 55.64, which is a decrease of -39.94%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/30/2019): 1.07
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/21/2019): 1.16
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/24/2018): 0.95
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/25/2018): 1.41
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/24/2018): 1.37

The dividend per share is currently 1.00, which is a dividend yield of 1.08%. Also, the payout ratio is 20.49%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 24.97, which means it may be overvalued by -271.04%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 310,118, which was 1.37% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 2.93. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.32.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 13.77%, return on assets is 7.36%, profit margin is 5.44%, price-to-sales is 1.06 and price-to-book is 2.52.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 6  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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