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Last $52.00 USD
Change Today -0.86 / -1.63%
Volume 29.3K
SCL On Other Exchanges
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Exchange
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As of 11:31 AM 07/6/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

stepan co (SCL) Snapshot

Open
$52.33
Previous Close
$52.86
Day High
$52.83
Day Low
$52.00
52 Week High
06/19/15 - $55.22
52 Week Low
12/16/14 - $36.34
Market Cap
1.2B
Average Volume 10 Days
118.4K
EPS TTM
$2.89
Shares Outstanding
22.3M
EX-Date
05/27/15
P/E TM
18.0x
Dividend
$0.72
Dividend Yield
1.35%
Current Stock Chart for STEPAN CO (SCL)

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stepan co (SCL) Details

Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to manufacturers for use in various end products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, such as detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, floors, and walls; shampoos, body washes and conditioners, fabric softeners, toothpastes, cosmetics, and other personal care products; emulsifiers for agricultural products; emulsion polymers, such as floor polishes and latex foams and coatings, wetting, and foaming agents for wallboard manufacturing; and enhanced oil recovery. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers, and flexible foams; polyester resins, including liquid and powdered resins, which are used in CASE and polyurethane systems house applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials, as well as components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in the food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.

2,024 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/15
Founded in 1932

stepan co (SCL) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $796.7K
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and M...
Total Annual Compensation: $310.1K
Vice President of Supply Chain
Total Annual Compensation: $331.7K
Vice President and General Manager of Surfact...
Total Annual Compensation: $263.9K
Consultant
Total Annual Compensation: $368.8K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

stepan co (SCL) Key Developments

Stepan Company Presents at Global Hunter Securities GHS 100 Energy Conference, Jun-23-2015 01:30 PM

Stepan Company Presents at Global Hunter Securities GHS 100 Energy Conference, Jun-23-2015 01:30 PM. Venue: JW Marriott Hotel, 151 W. Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Stepan Company Appoints Dowd and Guild Inc. as its Exclusive Distributor for Liquid Polyester Polyol Products

Stepan Company has appointed Dowd and Guild Inc. as its exclusive distributor for liquid polyester polyol products sold into the Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomer, or CASE, industries for the Western and Southwestern US. Dowd and Guild is the ideal distributor to complement Stepan's sales, marketing and supply chain activities for the CASE specialty polyols in their respective region. The penetration and experience of Dowd and Guild into the CASE market, along with their adjacent product lines, make them the right choice for customers. The appointment of Dowd and Guild will provide Stepan's customers access to liquid polyester polyol products, local technical services, an efficient warehousing network and strong sales support.

Stepan Company Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for 2015; Declares Dividend for the First Quarter Ended March 31, Payable on June 12, 2015

Stepan Company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, net sales were $460.451 million against $477.442 million a year ago. Operating income was $35.178 million against $22.523 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $30.536 million against $18.089 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $21.270 million or $0.93 per diluted share against $13.018 million or $0.57 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted net income was $20.432 million or $0.90 per diluted share against $12.767 million or $0.56 per diluted share a year ago. Capital spending was $28.3 million for the quarter versus $20.5 million in the prior year quarter. The decrease in quarterly Net Sales were primarily due to the negative impact of foreign currency translations due to the strengthening of the U.S. dollar. This decrease was partially offset by volume growth in both the Surfactant and Polymer segments. In 2015, the company expects continued profit gains from improved operations, increased geographic presence particularly in the functional markets for Surfactants and higher rigid polyol volumes for the insulation market. The company continue to expect effective tax rate to be between 20% to 28% and 32% for all of 2015. The Board of Directors of Stepan Company declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.18 per share. The dividend is payable on June 12, 2015, to common stockholders of record on May 29, 2015.

 

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