Shares of Stella-Jones Inc. (TSE:SJ) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seven analysts that are covering the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$55.30.
SJ has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and set a C$56.00 price objective on shares of Stella-Jones in a research report on Wednesday, July 20th. Scotiabank restated a “sector perform” rating and set a C$53.00 price objective on shares of Stella-Jones in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. TD Securities reduced their price objective on shares of Stella-Jones from C$59.00 to C$56.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. Desjardins upgraded shares of Stella-Jones from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, September 19th. Finally, GMP Securities restated a “buy” rating on shares of Stella-Jones in a research report on Wednesday.
Shares of Stella-Jones (TSE:SJ) opened at 45.51 on Wednesday. Stella-Jones has a 52-week low of $39.00 and a 52-week high of $54.00. The stock has a market cap of $3.15 billion and a PE ratio of 19.45. The company’s 50-day moving average is $44.71 and its 200-day moving average is $46.85.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 23rd were issued a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 31st. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.88%.
Stella-Jones Inc is a Canada-based producer and marketer of pressure treated wood products. The Company supplies North America’s railroad operators with railway ties and timbers, and electrical utilities and telecommunication companies with utility poles. It also provides residential lumber and customized services to retailers and wholesalers for outdoor applications, as well as industrial products, which include marine and foundation pilings, construction timbers, wood for bridges and coal-tar based products.
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