Conn's, Inc. (CONN) Reaches $20.76 After 7.00% Down Move; Stepan Co (SCL)’s Sentiment Is 1.5

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Stepan Co (SCL) investors sentiment decreased to 1.5 in Q3 2018. It’s down -0.20, from 1.7 in 2018Q2. The ratio dropped, as 84 institutional investors increased and opened new equity positions, while 56 sold and reduced stakes in Stepan Co. The institutional investors in our database reported: 14.88 million shares, up from 14.83 million shares in 2018Q2. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Stepan Co in top ten equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 5 Reduced: 51 Increased: 62 New Position: 22.

The stock of Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 2.58% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $20.76. About 93,799 shares traded. Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN) has declined 28.76% since February 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.76% the S&P500. Some Historical CONN News: 05/04/2018 – CONN’S 4Q ADJ EPS 56C, EST. 54C; 24/05/2018 – CONN’S, REPORTS CLOSING OF AMENDED & RESTATED $650M CREDIT LINE; 24/05/2018 – Conn’s, Inc. Announces Closing of Amended and Restated $650 M Credit Facility; 09/03/2018 Conn’s Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 20/04/2018 – DJ Conn’s Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (CONN); 24/05/2018 – CONN’S, REPORTS CLOSING OF AMENDED-RESTATED $650M CREDIT LINE; 28/03/2018 – American Greed First Look: ‘Conn’s Job’; 18/04/2018 – Conn’s at Company Marketing Hosted By Stephens Inc. Today; 05/04/2018 – CONN’S INC – QTRLY TOTAL REVENUES $420.4 MLN VS $432.8 MLN; 05/04/2018 – Conn’s Sees FY Same Store Sales Dn 3%-5%The move comes after 9 months negative chart setup for the $658.67 million company. It was reported on Feb, 13 by Barchart.com. We have $19.31 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:CONN worth $46.11M less.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.12, from 1.13 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 22 investors sold Conn's, Inc. shares while 30 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 33 raised stakes. 20.14 million shares or 5.77% more from 19.04 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Group One Trading Limited Partnership holds 0% in Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN) or 10,548 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & invested in 0.01% or 879,797 shares. 27,429 were accumulated by Price T Rowe Assoc Md. Gsa Cap Llp reported 0.08% in Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN). Stephens Ar holds 191,439 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Ellington Management Lc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 23,514 shares. Vanguard holds 0% or 1.44 million shares. Bailard stated it has 6,900 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. National Bank & Trust Of America De holds 41,152 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Of Ohio owns 0% invested in Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN) for 775 shares. Rhumbline Advisers holds 19,662 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Barclays Public Limited Company holds 0% or 29,865 shares in its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 41,115 shares. Millennium Mngmt Limited Company stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN). State Bank Of Montreal Can owns 20,382 shares.

Conn's, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of durable consumer goods and related services in the United States. The company has market cap of $658.67 million. It operates through two divisions, Retail and Credit. It has a 14.08 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s stores provide furniture and mattress, including furniture and related accessories for the living room, dining room, and bedroom, as well as traditional and specialty mattresses; home appliances comprising refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers, and ranges; and home office products consisting of computers, printers, and accessories.

Since September 7, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 1 sale for $23,829 activity. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $73,000 was sold by Schofman David. Daly Brian had bought 4,200 shares worth $96,829 on Thursday, December 6.

More notable recent Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “3 Top Retail Stocks to Buy in January – Nasdaq” on January 16, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Achillion Appoints Brian Di Donato as Chief Financial Officer – Nasdaq” published on February 11, 2019, Streetinsider.com published: “Caesars Entertainment (CZR) Set to Join S&P MidCap 400; Conn’s (CONN) and Dril-Quip (DRQ) to Join S&P SmallCap 600; “New” Fox (FOXA) (FOX) Continues in S&P 500 – StreetInsider.com” on January 29, 2019. More interesting news about Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Why Conn’s Stockholders Shouldn’t Just Focus on Its 13% Pop Today – The Motley Fool” published on January 30, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Validea Joseph Piotroski Strategy Daily Upgrade Report – 1/29/2019 – Nasdaq” with publication date: January 29, 2019.

Among 2 analysts covering Conn’s (NASDAQ:CONN), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Conn’s had 2 analyst reports since August 16, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Compass Point on Monday, December 10.

Analysts await Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN) to report earnings on April, 4. They expect $0.77 EPS, up 37.50% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.56 per share. CONN’s profit will be $24.43M for 6.74 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.59 actual EPS reported by Conn's, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 30.51% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider buy, and 8 insider sales for $859,797 activity.

Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.03 billion. It operates in three divisions: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. It has a 21.97 P/E ratio. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, such as detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, floors, and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, including fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, and lubricating ingredients, as well as emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products and industrial applications, such as latex systems, plastics, and composites.

The stock increased 0.48% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $90.05. About 37,510 shares traded. Stepan Company (SCL) has declined 3.39% since February 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 3.39% the S&P500. Some Historical SCL News: 20/04/2018 – DJ Stepan Company, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (SCL); 10/04/2018 – STEPAN CO SCL.N – ROJO WILL SUCCEED MATTHEW EAKEN; 24/04/2018 – Stepan 1Q Adj EPS $1.37; 24/04/2018 – Stepan Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 27/03/2018 Stepan Completes Acquisition of a Surfactant Production Facility and a Portion of its Associated Surfactant Business in Mexico; 24/04/2018 – STEPAN CO SCL.N – FOR FULL YEAR, COMPANY EXPECTS CAPITAL SPENDING TO BE BETWEEN $105 MLN AND $115 MLN; 24/04/2018 – Stepan 1Q EPS $1.31; 10/04/2018 – STEPAN – ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAD APPOINTED LUIS ROJO AS VICE PRESIDENT AND CFO; 24/04/2018 – Stepan Declares Quarterly Dividend; 24/04/2018 – Stepan 1Q Net $30.7M

More notable recent Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Stepan: Why I Am Forgetting This Dividend King – Seeking Alpha” on November 02, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Dividend Champion Spotlight: Stepan Company – Seeking Alpha” published on December 22, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Stepan Co. – A Defensive Graham Study – Seeking Alpha” on April 27, 2018. More interesting news about Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Stepan Co (SCL) CEO Quinn Stepan on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” published on October 24, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Stepan Co. 2018 Q2 – Results – Earnings Call Slides – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: July 25, 2018.

Grace & White Inc Ny holds 2.04% of its portfolio in Stepan Company for 110,316 shares. Piermont Capital Management Inc. owns 29,178 shares or 1.02% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Dean Capital Management has 0.79% invested in the company for 12,845 shares. The New York-based Walthausen & Co. Llc has invested 0.77% in the stock. Wilen Investment Management Corp., a Florida-based fund reported 9,069 shares.

Analysts await Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.77 earnings per share, down 27.36% or $0.29 from last year’s $1.06 per share. SCL’s profit will be $17.34 million for 29.24 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.11 actual earnings per share reported by Stepan Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.63% negative EPS growth.

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