Headlines about Deltic Timber (NYSE:DEL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Deltic Timber earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.9209746604399 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several brokerages recently issued reports on DEL. TheStreet downgraded Deltic Timber from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. ValuEngine cut Deltic Timber from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $50.13.
Deltic Timber (DEL) traded up $1.53 on Friday, hitting $91.55. The stock had a trading volume of 206,807 shares, compared to its average volume of 241,719. The company has a market cap of $1,097.26, a price-to-earnings ratio of 118.90 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a current ratio of 1.72, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94. Deltic Timber has a 52-week low of $65.65 and a 52-week high of $96.65.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 18th. Investors of record on Monday, December 4th were given a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 1st. Deltic Timber’s dividend payout ratio is currently 51.95%.
In other Deltic Timber news, CFO Byrom Walker sold 5,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.94, for a total transaction of $500,170.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 10,979 shares in the company, valued at approximately $998,430.26. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP David V. Meghreblian sold 16,057 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.94, for a total value of $1,460,223.58. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 27,424 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,493,938.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 12.10% of the company’s stock.
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About Deltic Timber
Deltic Timber Corporation is a vertically integrated natural resources company. The Company is engaged in the growing and harvesting of timber and the manufacturing and marketing of lumber and medium density fiberboard (MDF). It operates through four segments: Woodlands, which manages all aspects of the Company’s timberlands; Manufacturing, which consists of its approximately two sawmills that manufacture a range of softwood lumber products and the Del-Tin Fiber plant that produces MDF; Real Estate, which includes the Company’s four real estate developments and a related country club operation, and Corporate.
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