Press coverage about Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Caseys General Stores earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.3026812680744 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) traded down $0.90 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $123.67. 437,041 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 483,359. Caseys General Stores has a 1-year low of $99.76 and a 1-year high of $126.49. The company has a market cap of $4,677.64, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.11, a P/E/G ratio of 2.65 and a beta of 0.46. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a current ratio of 0.99.
Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, September 5th. The company reported $1.46 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.46. The firm had revenue of $2.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.16 billion. Caseys General Stores had a net margin of 2.19% and a return on equity of 13.99%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.70 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Caseys General Stores will post 4.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several analysts have weighed in on CASY shares. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $134.00 target price (down previously from $139.00) on shares of Caseys General Stores in a report on Thursday, August 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Caseys General Stores from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 7th. BidaskClub cut Caseys General Stores from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $116.00 target price on shares of Caseys General Stores and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Finally, Raymond James Financial reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Caseys General Stores in a research note on Wednesday. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $115.29.
In related news, SVP Brian Joseph Johnson sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $108.01, for a total value of $108,010.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 8,229 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $888,814.29. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.
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Caseys General Stores Company Profile
Casey’s General Stores, Inc and its subsidiaries, operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in approximately 10 Midwestern states, in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. The Company also operates approximately two stores selling primarily tobacco products. The stores carry a range of food, including freshly prepared foods such as pizza, donuts, and sandwiches, beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other nonfood items.
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