Analysts expect Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) to report $1.47 EPS on April, 24.They anticipate $0.11 EPS change or 8.09% from last quarter’s $1.36 EPS. SCL’s profit would be $33.12M giving it 14.09 P/E if the $1.47 EPS is correct. After having $1.06 EPS previously, Stepan Company’s analysts see 38.68% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $82.86. About 65,909 shares traded. Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) has risen 5.71% since April 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.84% the S&P500.
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (OTCMKTS:FNMA) had a decrease of 0.93% in short interest. FNMA’s SI was 31.39 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 0.93% from 31.68M shares previously. With 7.03M avg volume, 5 days are for FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (OTCMKTS:FNMA)’s short sellers to cover FNMA’s short positions. The SI to FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION’s float is 2.71%. The stock decreased 1.04% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $1.43. About shares traded. Federal National Mortgage Association (OTCMKTS:FNMA) has 0.00% since April 10, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.32, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 15 investors sold Stepan Company shares while 53 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 13.90 million shares or 0.26% less from 13.94 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Swiss Retail Bank holds 34,100 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Numeric Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) for 56,216 shares. Us Financial Bank De reported 0% of its portfolio in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). 4,500 are held by Mgmt Assoc. Bridgeway Cap Management Inc invested 0.09% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Parametric Port Limited has invested 0% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Etrade Cap Mgmt Lc accumulated 0.04% or 14,446 shares. Invesco Limited has 0% invested in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) for 74,209 shares. 2,642 are owned by Cibc Asset Mgmt. 15 were reported by Advisory Net Ltd Liability Company. Moreover, Credit Suisse Ag has 0% invested in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) for 20,738 shares. Macquarie Limited reported 0% stake. Fifth Third Financial Bank holds 0% or 7,441 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans has 0% invested in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) for 12,292 shares. Zebra Mgmt Lc holds 13,595 shares.
Since February 26, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 insider sales for $4.74 million activity. PACHOLEC FRANK sold $519,144 worth of stock. On Friday, March 2 the insider STEPAN F QUINN JR sold $2.92M. $25,063 worth of Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) shares were sold by Stefaniak Debra. Shares for $157,907 were sold by Hale Jennifer Ansbro on Monday, February 26. $147,390 worth of Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) shares were sold by Mergner Arthur W. 701 shares were sold by Servatius Gregory, worth $60,251 on Friday, March 9.
Among 7 analysts covering Stepan Co (NYSE:SCL), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Stepan Co had 12 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Seaport Global on Wednesday, August 24. National Bank Canada upgraded the shares of SCL in report on Monday, August 15 to “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 1 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Industrial Alliance Securities upgraded the shares of SCL in report on Monday, May 29 to “Strong Buy” rating.
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 $1.87 billion. It operates in three divisions: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. It has a 21.14 P/E ratio. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, such as detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, floors, and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, including fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, and lubricating ingredients, as well as emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products and industrial applications, such as latex systems, plastics, and composites.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.43 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.40, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 5 investors sold Federal National Mortgage Association shares while 2 reduced holdings. 2 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. 1.39 million shares or 4.77% less from 1.46 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Parkwood Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 735,000 shares. Bartlett And Llc has 200 shares. Winch Advisory Svcs Limited Liability Com owns 0% invested in Federal National Mortgage Association (OTCMKTS:FNMA) for 442 shares. Van Hulzen Asset Mgmt Llc reported 61,050 shares stake. Vnbtrust Association reported 257,140 shares. Capwealth Advisors Llc reported 102,750 shares stake. Lodestar Investment Counsel Ltd Liability Il reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Federal National Mortgage Association (OTCMKTS:FNMA). Rhumbline Advisers invested 0% in Federal National Mortgage Association (OTCMKTS:FNMA). Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Mgmt Inc reported 22,200 shares stake.
Federal National Mortgage Association provides liquidity and stability support services for the mortgage market in the United States. The company has market cap of $8.21 billion. It securitizes mortgage loans originated by lenders into Fannie Mae mortgage-backed securities . It currently has negative earnings. The firm operates through two divisions, Single-Family and Multifamily.