Jefferies Financial Group Weighs in on Sculptor Capital Management, Inc.’s Q1 2021 Earnings (NYSE:SCU)


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Sculptor Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:SCU) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group dropped their Q1 2021 earnings per share estimates for Sculptor Capital Management in a research note issued on Thursday, April 8th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst G. O’hara now expects that the company will post earnings of $0.25 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.29.

Several other brokerages have also recently weighed in on SCU. Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Upon Russell increased their price target on shares of Sculptor Capital Management from $25.00 to $26.50 in a research report on Wednesday, December 16th. Smith Barney Citigroup upped their price objective on shares of Sculptor Capital Management from $25.00 to $26.50 in a report on Wednesday, December 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sculptor Capital Management from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective for the company in a report on Saturday.

Shares of Sculptor Capital Management stock opened at $22.76 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -11.44 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.31, a quick ratio of 1.71 and a current ratio of 1.71. The company has a fifty day moving average of $21.78 and a 200-day moving average of $16.61. Sculptor Capital Management has a 52-week low of $9.10 and a 52-week high of $26.37.

Sculptor Capital Management (NYSE:SCU) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 11th. The company reported $6.10 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.11 by $3.99. Sculptor Capital Management had a net margin of 1.22% and a return on equity of 74.87%. The business had revenue of $599.66 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $479.70 million.

The firm also recently declared an annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 25th were paid a $2.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, February 24th. This represents a dividend yield of 11.3%. Sculptor Capital Management’s payout ratio is 302.25%.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC grew its position in Sculptor Capital Management by 36.2% during the 4th quarter. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 26,485 shares of the company’s stock valued at $403,000 after purchasing an additional 7,037 shares during the last quarter. Citigroup Inc. grew its position in Sculptor Capital Management by 20.7% during the 4th quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 18,766 shares of the company’s stock valued at $285,000 after purchasing an additional 3,215 shares during the last quarter. Full18 Capital LLC purchased a new stake in Sculptor Capital Management during the 4th quarter valued at about $2,670,000. North Run Capital LP purchased a new stake in Sculptor Capital Management during the 4th quarter valued at about $2,671,000. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its holdings in shares of Sculptor Capital Management by 7.7% during the 3rd quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 27,399 shares of the company’s stock valued at $322,000 after acquiring an additional 1,955 shares during the last quarter. 20.26% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Sculptor Capital Management Company Profile

Sculptor Capital Management, Inc is a publicly owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm provides investment advisory services to its clients. It primarily caters to institutional investors, which include pension funds, fund-of-funds, foundations and endowments, corporations and other institutions, private banks and family offices.

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