NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Stepan Company

(NYSE:

SCL

) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $84.88, above its previous 52-week high of $84.86 with 26,395 shares traded as of 3:15 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 31,900 shares over the past 30 days.

Stepan has a market cap of $852.9 million and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

consumer non-durables

industry. Shares are up 3.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of specialty and intermediate chemicals to manufacturers in various industries worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, equal to the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Stepan as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Stepan Ratings Report

.

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