Stepan Stock Hits New 52-Week High (SCL)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $88.99, above its previous 52-week high of $88.96 with 17,522 shares traded as of 11:06 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 8.2% 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 13.2, below 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 growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Stepan Ratings Report.

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