EPS for Virco Mfg. (VIRC) Expected At $0.30; Stepan Co Has 1.41 Sentiment

November 14, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Stepan Company produces specialty and intermediate chemicals, which are sold to other manufacturers and used in a range of end products. The company has market cap of $1.80 billion. The Firm operates through

three divisions: Surfactants, Polymers and Specialty Products. It has a 20.34 P/E ratio. The Company’s principal markets include manufacturers of cleaning and washing compounds , paints, cosmetics, food, beverages, nutritional supplements, agricultural products and plastics.

Analysts expect Virco Mfg. Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRC) to report $0.30 EPS on December, 8.They anticipate $0.11 EPS change or 26.83% from last quarter’s $0.41 EPS. VIRC’s profit would be $4.61M giving it 4.29 P/E if the $0.30 EPS is correct. After having $0.33 EPS previously, Virco Mfg. Corporation’s analysts see -9.09% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.96% or $0.05 on November 13, reaching $5.15. About shares traded. Virco Mfg. Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRC) has risen 14.99% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.71% the S&P500.

Analysts await Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.70 EPS, up 34.62% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.52 per share. SCL’s profit will be $15.75M for 28.58 P/E if the $0.70 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.92 actual EPS reported by Stepan Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.91% negative EPS growth.

Grace & White Inc Ny holds 2.42% of its portfolio in Stepan Company for 127,086 shares. Hillcrest Asset Management Llc owns 140,593 shares or 2.26% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Capital Management Associates Ny has 0.92% invested in the company for 7,000 shares. The New York-based Walthausen & Co. Llc has invested 0.78% in the stock. Zebra Capital Management Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 25,341 shares.

The stock decreased 0.09% or $0.07 on November 13, reaching $80.01. About shares traded. Stepan Company (SCL) has risen 47.84% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.14% the S&P500.

Among 2 analysts covering Virco Mfg. (NASDAQ:VIRC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Virco Mfg. had 3 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks upgraded the shares of VIRC in report on Tuesday, September 22 to “Strong-Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by Wedbush.

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