CST Brands (CST) Earning Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News coverage about CST Brands (NYSE:CST) has trended positive recently, AlphaOne reports. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CST Brands earned a media sentiment score of 0.46 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Separately, Jefferies Group LLC set a $49.00 price target on shares of CST Brands and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have assigned a hold rating to the stock. CST Brands has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $45.88.

Shares of CST Brands (NYSE:CST) traded down 0.06% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $48.35. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 141,108 shares. The company has a market cap of $3.67 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.99 and a beta of 1.08. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $48.34 and a 200 day moving average price of $48.25. CST Brands has a 1-year low of $37.40 and a 1-year high of $48.52.

CST Brands (NYSE:CST) last issued its earnings results on Monday, May 8th. The specialty retailer reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24 by $0.09. CST Brands had a net margin of 3.63% and a return on equity of 8.16%. The business had revenue of $2.37 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.45 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.24 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 16.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that CST Brands will post $1.60 EPS for the current year.

In other news, SVP Gerard J. Sonnier sold 1,865 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.27, for a total transaction of $90,023.55. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 14,829 shares in the company, valued at $715,795.83. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 2.09% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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CST Brands Company Profile

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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