Headlines about Deltic Timber Corp (NYSE:DEL) have trended positive this week, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Deltic Timber Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.47 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave press coverage about the construction company an impact score of 88 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Deltic Timber Corp (NYSE:DEL) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The construction company reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $53.22 million during the quarter. Deltic Timber Corp had a net margin of 2.84% and a return on equity of 2.44%.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 19th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 5th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.57%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 1st. Deltic Timber Corp’s payout ratio is presently 81.63%.
DEL has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. TheStreet raised Deltic Timber Corp from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, February 27th. Bank of America Corp raised Deltic Timber Corp from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $44.00 to $54.00 in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. BTIG Research raised their target price on Deltic Timber Corp from $45.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a $41.00 target price (down previously from $43.00) on shares of Deltic Timber Corp in a research report on Thursday, February 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of Deltic Timber Corp in a research report on Monday, March 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Deltic Timber Corp currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $45.00.
About Deltic Timber Corp
Deltic Timber Corporation is a vertically integrated natural resources company. The Company is engaged in the growing and harvesting of timber and the manufacturing and marketing of lumber and medium density fiberboard (MDF). It operates through four segments: Woodlands, which manages all aspects of the Company’s timberlands; Manufacturing, which consists of its approximately two sawmills that manufacture a range of softwood lumber products and the Del-Tin Fiber plant that produces MDF; Real Estate, which includes the Company’s four real estate developments and a related country club operation, and Corporate.
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