Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

Media headlines about Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Deltic Timber Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 46.2009787367481 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE DEL) traded down 1.18% during trading on Friday, reaching $68.00. 72,982 shares of the company traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $72.81 and its 200-day moving average is $74.55. Deltic Timber Corporation has a 12-month low of $53.21 and a 12-month high of $85.49. The stock has a market capitalization of $828.65 million, a P/E ratio of 98.55 and a beta of 0.89.

Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The construction company reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $55.35 million during the quarter. Deltic Timber Corporation had a net margin of 3.82% and a return on equity of 3.38%. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Deltic Timber Corporation will post $1.50 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 19th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 5th will be paid a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 31st. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.59%. Deltic Timber Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 57.97%.

DEL has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $43.00 price objective (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Deltic Timber Corporation in a research report on Sunday, May 28th. Stephens raised shares of Deltic Timber Corporation from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $49.00 to $60.00 in a research report on Monday, July 17th. BTIG Research increased their price objective on shares of Deltic Timber Corporation from $45.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. BMO Capital Markets reissued an “underperform” rating and set a $30.00 price objective (up previously from $28.00) on shares of Deltic Timber Corporation in a research report on Friday, June 16th. Finally, CIBC increased their price objective on shares of Deltic Timber Corporation from $53.00 to $54.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Deltic Timber Corporation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $48.40.

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About Deltic Timber Corporation

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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