News headlines about Casey's General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Casey's General Stores earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.5918346217244 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Casey's General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) opened at $111.90 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,216.93, a PE ratio of 27.43, a PEG ratio of 2.14 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a current ratio of 1.23 and a quick ratio of 0.72. Casey's General Stores has a one year low of $99.76 and a one year high of $128.51.

Casey's General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, December 11th. The company reported $1.28 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.40 by ($0.12). The company had revenue of $2.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.17 billion. Casey's General Stores had a net margin of 2.02% and a return on equity of 13.42%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 12.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.44 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Casey's General Stores will post 4.18 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 1st were paid a $0.26 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, January 31st. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.93%. Casey's General Stores’s payout ratio is 25.49%.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Casey's General Stores from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Wells Fargo & Co upped their target price on Casey's General Stores from $105.00 to $118.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Barclays reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Casey's General Stores in a report on Friday, December 15th. Raymond James Financial cut Casey's General Stores from an “outperform” rating to a “mkt perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $122.00 target price on Casey's General Stores and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $125.09.

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About Casey's General Stores

Casey’s General Stores, Inc and its subsidiaries, operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in approximately 10 Midwestern states, in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. The Company also operates approximately two stores selling primarily tobacco products. The stores carry a range of food, including freshly prepared foods such as pizza, donuts, and sandwiches, beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other nonfood items.

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