News headlines about Deltic Timber (NYSE:DEL) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Deltic Timber earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the construction company an impact score of 47.0629706422626 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Deltic Timber (NYSE:DEL) opened at $90.55 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,072.76, a P/E ratio of 117.60 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a quick ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 1.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94. Deltic Timber has a fifty-two week low of $65.65 and a fifty-two week high of $96.65.

Deltic Timber (NYSE:DEL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The construction company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $61.66 million for the quarter. Deltic Timber had a return on equity of 3.74% and a net margin of 4.13%. analysts expect that Deltic Timber will post 0.52 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 18th. Investors of record on Monday, December 4th were issued a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 1st. Deltic Timber’s dividend payout ratio is currently 51.95%.

DEL has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. TheStreet raised Deltic Timber from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. ValuEngine raised Deltic Timber from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $50.13.

In other Deltic Timber news, CFO Byrom Walker sold 5,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.94, for a total transaction of $500,170.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 10,979 shares in the company, valued at approximately $998,430.26. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, VP David V. Meghreblian sold 16,057 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.94, for a total value of $1,460,223.58. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 27,424 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,493,938.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 12.10% of the company’s stock.

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Deltic Timber 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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