Caseys General Stores (CASY) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.06

News articles about Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Caseys General Stores earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.4767738184575 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

CASY has been the subject of several analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $116.00 price target on shares of Caseys General Stores and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Caseys General Stores from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $134.00 price target (down from $139.00) on shares of Caseys General Stores in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Caseys General Stores from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $115.29.

Caseys General Stores (CASY) opened at $115.98 on Wednesday. Caseys General Stores has a fifty-two week low of $99.76 and a fifty-two week high of $126.49. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91. The stock has a market cap of $4,381.66, a PE ratio of 27.27, a PEG ratio of 2.48 and a beta of 0.45.

Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, September 5th. The company reported $1.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.46. Caseys General Stores had a net margin of 2.19% and a return on equity of 13.99%. The firm had revenue of $2.09 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.16 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.70 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Caseys General Stores will post 4.31 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.26 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 31st. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.90%. Caseys General Stores’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 24.53%.

In other news, SVP Brian Joseph Johnson sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $108.01, for a total transaction of $108,010.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 8,229 shares in the company, valued at $888,814.29. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.

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Caseys General Stores Company Profile

Casey’s General Stores, Inc and its subsidiaries, operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in approximately 10 Midwestern states, in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. The Company also operates approximately two stores selling primarily tobacco products. The stores carry a range of food, including freshly prepared foods such as pizza, donuts, and sandwiches, beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other nonfood items.

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