Stella-Jones Inc (TSE:SJ) shares reached a new 52-week low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as C$37.69 and last traded at C$38.17, with a volume of 84376 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at C$38.85.
A number of research firms have recently commented on SJ. TD Securities dropped their price objective on shares of Stella-Jones from C$54.00 to C$52.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, November 5th. Desjardins raised shares of Stella-Jones from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th. CIBC dropped their price objective on shares of Stella-Jones from C$50.00 to C$47.00 in a research note on Tuesday, November 6th. National Bank Financial upped their price objective on shares of Stella-Jones from C$53.00 to C$55.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 14th. Finally, Scotiabank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a C$46.00 price objective on shares of Stella-Jones in a research note on Monday, November 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Stella-Jones has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of C$50.71.
The company has a quick ratio of 1.76, a current ratio of 5.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 40.30.
Stella-Jones (TSE:SJ) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 2nd. The company reported C$0.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of C$0.65 by C$0.01. The company had revenue of C$630.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of C$571.83 million. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Stella-Jones Inc will post 2.54999997336815 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 20th. Investors of record on Monday, December 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 30th. Stella-Jones’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 19.79%.
About Stella-Jones (TSE:SJ)
Stella-Jones Inc produces, markets, and sells pressure treated wood products in Canada and the United States. It offers railway ties and timbers for railroad operators; and utility poles for electrical utilities and telecommunication companies. The company also provides residential lumber and accessories to retailers and wholesalers for use in decks, fences, patios, and other outdoor applications; and industrial products, including bridge timbers and docks, foundation and marine pilings, highway guardrail posts, and panelized railway crossings; and construction timbers.
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