Stepan Reaches New 52-Week High (SCL)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $88.89, above its previous 52-week high of $88.87 with 5,784 shares traded as of 10:38 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 31,200 shares over the past 30 days.

Stepan has a market cap of $866.2 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 14.6, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 14.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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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