Stella-Jones (TSE:SJ) Shares Pass Above Two Hundred Day Moving Average of $36.86

Stella-Jones Inc. (TSE:SJGet Rating)’s stock price passed above its 200-day moving average during trading on Thursday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of C$36.86 and traded as high as C$38.04. Stella-Jones shares last traded at C$37.82, with a volume of 66,770 shares traded.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Royal Bank of Canada cut their price target on Stella-Jones from C$43.00 to C$40.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, May 12th. CIBC cut their price target on Stella-Jones from C$45.00 to C$41.00 in a report on Friday, July 8th. National Bankshares raised their price target on Stella-Jones from C$51.00 to C$57.00 in a report on Wednesday, July 13th. Finally, TD Securities lowered Stella-Jones from an “action list buy” rating to a “buy” rating and cut their price target for the stock from C$50.00 to C$45.00 in a report on Saturday, June 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. According to, the company has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of C$49.71.

Stella-Jones Stock Down 0.1 %

The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of C$34.39 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of C$36.84. The company has a quick ratio of 1.66, a current ratio of 6.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 74.12. The firm has a market cap of C$2.36 billion and a PE ratio of 11.21.

Stella-Jones (TSE:SJGet Rating) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 11th. The company reported C$0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of C$0.66 by C$0.07. The firm had revenue of C$651.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of C$568.57 million. Analysts expect that Stella-Jones Inc. will post 3.7300002 earnings per share for the current year.

Stella-Jones Dividend Announcement

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 22nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 1st were given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, May 31st. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.12%. Stella-Jones’s payout ratio is 21.96%.

About Stella-Jones

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Stella-Jones Inc produces and markets pressure-treated wood products in Canada and the United States. It offers railway ties and timbers for railroad operators; and wood utility poles for electrical utilities and telecommunication companies. The company also provides residential lumber and accessories to retailers for outdoor applications; industrial products, including bridge and crossing timbers, foundation and marine piling, construction timbers, crane mats, fence posts, and highway guardrail posts; and coal tar-based products.

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