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 $92.34, above its previous 52-week high of $92 with 19,637 shares traded as of 12:42 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 30,500 shares over the past 30 days.

Stepan has a market cap of $975.6 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 12.1% 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 13, below the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 13.9 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, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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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