News headlines about CST Brands (NYSE:CST) have been trending positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CST Brands earned a news sentiment score of 0.28 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave press coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 94 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne’s rankings:
- Chevron sells Canada refinery, gas stations in US$1.1b deal (themalaymailonline.com)
- Chevron inks deal to shed Canadian downstream assets (ogj.com)
- Parkland Surges Most Since August After Chevron Gas-Station Deal (washpost.bloomberg.com)
- CST Brands Prepares to Release Q1 Results (cstoredecisions.com)
- Favorable News Coverage Likely to Impact CST Brands (CST) Share Price (americanbankingnews.com)
CST Brands (NYSE:CST) traded down 0.04% on Friday, hitting $48.33. The stock had a trading volume of 478,220 shares. CST Brands has a 52-week low of $36.02 and a 52-week high of $48.50. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $48.27 and a 200 day moving average price of $48.19. The firm has a market cap of $3.66 billion, a PE ratio of 11.40 and a beta of 1.08.
CST Brands (NYSE:CST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 27th. The specialty retailer reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $2.37 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.40 billion. CST Brands had a net margin of 3.63% and a return on equity of 8.16%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 12.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.55 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that CST Brands will post $1.60 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several research firms have commented on CST. Jefferies Group LLC set a $49.00 target price on CST Brands and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research raised CST Brands from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $45.88.
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In other CST Brands news, SVP Gerard J. Sonnier sold 1,865 shares of CST Brands stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.27, for a total transaction of $90,023.55. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 14,829 shares in the company, valued at approximately $715,795.83. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 2.09% of the company’s stock.
About CST Brands
CST Brands, Inc (CST) is a holding company. The Company is an independent retail of motor fuel and convenience merchandise in the United States and eastern Canada. Its segments include U.S. Retail, Canadian Retail and CrossAmerica. As of December 31, 2016, its U.S. Retail segment had 1,167 Company-operated retail sites located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma and Texas.
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