News headlines about Deltic Timber (NYSE:DEL) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Deltic Timber earned a news sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the construction company an impact score of 46.7482678350523 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Deltic Timber (NYSE:DEL) opened at $93.27 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,140.00, a PE ratio of 121.13 and a beta of 0.93. Deltic Timber has a fifty-two week low of $65.65 and a fifty-two week high of $100.35. The company has a current ratio of 1.72, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on DEL shares. TheStreet cut Deltic Timber from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. ValuEngine cut Deltic Timber from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Deltic Timber presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $50.13.

In other Deltic Timber news, VP David V. Meghreblian sold 16,057 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.94, for a total transaction of $1,460,223.58. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 27,424 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,493,938.56. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CFO Byrom Walker sold 5,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.94, for a total value of $500,170.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 10,979 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $998,430.26. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 12.10% of the company’s stock.

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About Deltic Timber

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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