News stories about Deltic Timber Corp (NYSE:DEL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Alpha One Sentiment reports. The research group, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Deltic Timber Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news headlines about the construction company an impact score of 88 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on DEL shares. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of Deltic Timber Corp in a research note on Monday, March 27th. Bank of America Corp raised shares of Deltic Timber Corp from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $44.00 to $54.00 in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. TheStreet raised shares of Deltic Timber Corp from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, February 27th. BTIG Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of Deltic Timber Corp in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Finally, Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $41.00 price objective (down previously from $43.00) on shares of Deltic Timber Corp in a research note on Thursday, February 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $45.00.
Deltic Timber Corp (NYSE:DEL) traded down 3.36% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $71.14. 75,978 shares of the company were exchanged. Deltic Timber Corp has a 52-week low of $53.21 and a 52-week high of $85.49. The company has a market capitalization of $866.77 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 87.07 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a 50 day moving average of $76.22 and a 200-day moving average of $74.81.
Deltic Timber Corp (NYSE:DEL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 3rd. The construction company reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter. Deltic Timber Corp had a return on equity of 2.44% and a net margin of 2.84%. The firm had revenue of $53.22 million for the quarter. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Deltic Timber Corp will post $1.50 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 19th. Investors of record on Monday, June 5th will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 1st. Deltic Timber Corp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 81.63%.
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Deltic Timber Corp Company Profile
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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