Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL) Stock Price

Media coverage about Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Deltic Timber Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.2009787367481 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE DEL) traded down 1.25% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $66.90. The stock had a trading volume of 45,730 shares. The firm has a market cap of $815.24 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 96.96 and a beta of 0.89. The company has a 50-day moving average of $72.11 and a 200 day moving average of $74.15. Deltic Timber Corporation has a one year low of $53.21 and a one year high of $85.49.

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

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 19th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 5th will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.60%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 31st. Deltic Timber Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is 57.97%.

DEL has been the subject of several analyst reports. BTIG Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 target price on shares of Deltic Timber Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Bank of America Corporation raised shares of Deltic Timber Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the company from $44.00 to $54.00 in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Stephens raised shares of Deltic Timber Corporation from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and boosted their target price for the company from $49.00 to $60.00 in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on Deltic Timber Corporation from $48.00 to $49.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Barclays PLC restated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $43.00 price target (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Deltic Timber Corporation in a report on Sunday, May 28th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $49.11.

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Deltic Timber Corporation 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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