Stantec (STN) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.19

Media stories about Stantec (NYSE:STN) (TSE:STN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Stantec earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.6275535564438 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Several research firms have issued reports on STN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Stantec from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Royal Bank of Canada began coverage on shares of Stantec in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $40.00 price target for the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Stantec has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.00.

Stantec (STN) traded up $0.20 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $28.10. 27,038 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 20,185. The company has a current ratio of 1.45, a quick ratio of 1.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33. Stantec has a twelve month low of $22.25 and a twelve month high of $29.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,173.37, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.49 and a beta of 1.59.

Stantec announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, November 9th that allows the company to buyback 2,280,000 shares. This buyback authorization allows the business services provider to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

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Stantec Company Profile

Stantec Inc is a provider of professional services in the area of infrastructure and facilities for clients in the public and private sectors. The Company’s operates through four segments Consulting Services-Canada, Consulting Services-United States, Consulting Services-Global and Construction Services.

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