Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Deltic Timber (DEL) Stock Price

Headlines about Deltic Timber (NYSE:DEL) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Deltic Timber earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.9574478062532 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Deltic Timber (DEL) opened at $91.55 on Monday. Deltic Timber has a one year low of $65.65 and a one year high of $96.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,115.90, a price-to-earnings ratio of 118.90 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a current ratio of 1.72.

Deltic Timber (NYSE:DEL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The construction company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Deltic Timber had a return on equity of 3.74% and a net margin of 4.13%. The firm had revenue of $61.66 million for the quarter. analysts predict that Deltic Timber will post 0.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 18th. Investors of record on Monday, December 4th were paid 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 (DPR) is presently 51.95%.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on DEL shares. ValuEngine upgraded Deltic Timber from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. TheStreet upgraded Deltic Timber from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $50.13.

In related news, VP David V. Meghreblian sold 16,057 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.94, for a total transaction of $1,460,223.58. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 27,424 shares in the company, valued at $2,493,938.56. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Byrom Walker sold 5,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.94, for a total value of $500,170.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 10,979 shares in the company, valued at $998,430.26. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 12.10% of the company’s stock.

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Deltic Timber 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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