Sentiment Change Report: Stepan Co (NYSE:SCL) at 1.5

Positions for Stepan Co (NYSE:SCL)

“Big money sentiment for Stepan Co (NYSE:SCL) in Q3 2018 decreased to 1.5, SEC filings reveal. So its down -0.20, from 2018Q2’s 1.7. 84 hedge funds increased or started new stock positions, while 56 cut down and sold their stock positions in Stepan Co so the sentiment turned negative. These funds own 14.88 million shares, that’s up from 14.83 million shares in 2018Q2. Funds holding Stepan Co in top 10 changed to 0 from 0 for the same number . In total 5 funds closed positions, 51 reduced and 62 increased. Also 22 funds bought new Stepan Co stakes.

Significant Stepan Co Investors

Grace & White Inc Ny owns 110,316 shares in Stepan Co as of Q3 2018. Stepan Co’s shareholder Piermont Capital Management Inc. owns 29,178 shares as of Q3 2018. Moreover, Dean Capital Management reported 12,845 shares in Stepan Co equivalent to 0.79% of its US equity exposure. The New York-based fund Walthausen & Co. Llc have invested about 0.77% of the fund’s stock portfolio in Stepan Co. The Florida-based fund Wilen Investment Management Corp. looks positive on Stepan Co, having 9,069 shares.

Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products worldwide.The firm is valued at $1.77 billion. It operates in three divisions: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products.19.14 is the P/E ratio. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, such as detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, floors, and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, including fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, and lubricating ingredients, as well as emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products and industrial applications, such as latex systems, plastics, and composites.

The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $78.45.Currently Stepan Company is downtrending after 3.39% change in last January 12, 2018. SCL has also 79,975 shares volume. SCL underperformed by 3.39% the S&P 500.

Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL)’s earnings release is awaited by WallStreet on February, 28, Faxor reports. Analysts expect change of 27.36 % or $0.29 from previous year’s $1.06 earnings per share compared to current’s $0.77 earnings per share. If the current earnings per share of $0.77 is accurate, SCL’s profit could reach $17.33M. Wall Street now sees -30.63 % negative EPS growth despite Stepan Company previous quarter’s EPS of $1.11.

The New York-based Bluemountain Ltd has invested 0.02% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Public Sector Pension Investment Board invested in 13,967 shs or 0.01% of the stock. Ima Wealth has invested 0.01% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Cwm Lc invested in 0% or 7 shs. Aperio Gru Lc accumulated 10,873 shs or 0% of the stock. Riverhead Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability invested in 1,486 shs. Vident Inv Advisory Llc stated it has 0.01% of its capital in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Moreover, Blackrock has 0.01% invested in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) for 2.90 million shs. Virginia-based Virginia Retirement System Et Al has invested 0.01% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL). Shell Asset Mgmt, a Netherlands-based fund reported 11,313 shs. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans holds 0.01% or 23,537 shs in its capital. Meeder Asset Management Inc invested in 3,956 shs or 0.03% of the stock. Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio holds 0.01% of its capital in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) for 34,165 shs. Dupont Capital Management accumulated 14,040 shs. Eagle Asset Management reported 0.06% in Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL).

Stepan Company registered $859,797 net activity with 1 insider buy and 8 insider sales since September 6, 2018. $44,745 worth of Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) was sold by PACHOLEC FRANK on Thursday, September 13. On Wednesday, December 12 $15,975 worth of stock was sold by Stefaniak Debra. 400 Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) shs with value of $31,488 were bought by Rojo Luis. 1,400 shs valued at $118,870 were sold by WEHMER EDWARD J on Monday, October 29. Shares for $125,628 were sold by Mergner Arthur W. 2,114 shs were sold by LAWTON GREGORY E, worth $185,504.

For more Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) news released briefly go to: Seekingalpha.com, Seekingalpha.com, Globenewswire.com, Seekingalpha.com or Seekingalpha.com. The titles are as follows: “Stepan Co. 2018 Q2 – Results – Earnings Call Slides – Seeking Alpha” released on July 25, 2018, “Stepan: Why I Am Forgetting This Dividend King – Seeking Alpha” on November 02, 2018, “Randall Dearth Joins GCP Applied Technologies as President and Chief Operating Officer – GlobeNewswire” with a publish date: July 12, 2018, “Stocks To Watch: Was That A Speed Bump? – Seeking Alpha” and the last “Dividend Champion Spotlight: Stepan Company – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 22, 2018.

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