Stella-Jones Inc. (TSE:SJ) – Stock analysts at National Bank Financial decreased their FY2016 EPS estimates for Stella-Jones in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. National Bank Financial analyst L. Aghazarian now expects that the firm will earn $2.45 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $2.53. National Bank Financial currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $50.00 target price on the stock. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Stella-Jones’ Q4 2016 earnings at $0.50 EPS and FY2017 earnings at $2.72 EPS.

Earnings History and Estimates for Stella-Jones (TSE:SJ)

Several other analysts have also commented on SJ. Scotiabank reaffirmed a “sector perform” rating and set a C$53.00 target price on shares of Stella-Jones in a report on Wednesday. TD Securities dropped their target price on Stella-Jones from C$59.00 to C$56.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 11th. Desjardins raised Stella-Jones from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, September 19th. GMP Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Stella-Jones in a report on Wednesday, September 28th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a C$56.00 target price on shares of Stella-Jones in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of C$52.25.

Shares of Stella-Jones (TSE:SJ) opened at 41.83 on Friday. Stella-Jones has a one year low of $39.00 and a one year high of $54.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $45.61 and its 200 day moving average price is $46.56. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.90 billion and a PE ratio of 17.88.

Stella-Jones Company Profile

Stella-Jones Inc is a Canada-based producer and marketer of pressure treated wood products. The Company supplies North America’s railroad operators with railway ties and timbers, and electrical utilities and telecommunication companies with utility poles. It also provides residential lumber and customized services to retailers and wholesalers for outdoor applications, as well as industrial products, which include marine and foundation pilings, construction timbers, wood for bridges and coal-tar based products.

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