News articles about Deltic Timber (NYSE:DEL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Deltic Timber earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the construction company an impact score of 47.1382207969839 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
DEL has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. TheStreet downgraded shares of Deltic Timber from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Deltic Timber from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned 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 target price of $50.13.
Deltic Timber (DEL) traded down $0.26 on Friday, hitting $92.33. 53,080 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 169,378. 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 has a 1 year low of $65.65 and a 1 year high of $96.65. The firm has a market cap of $1,128.59, a PE ratio of 119.91 and a beta of 0.93.
Deltic Timber (NYSE:DEL) last posted its earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The construction company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $61.66 million during the quarter. Deltic Timber had a net margin of 4.13% and a return on equity of 3.74%. analysts forecast that Deltic Timber will post 0.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, CFO Byrom Walker sold 5,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.94, for a total transaction of $500,170.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 10,979 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $998,430.26. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, VP David V. Meghreblian sold 16,057 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.94, for a total transaction of $1,460,223.58. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 27,424 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,493,938.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate 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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