Media headlines about Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news 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. Caseys General Stores earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 47.3885162455626 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

CASY has been the topic of several recent research reports. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $134.00 price objective (down previously from $139.00) on shares of Caseys General Stores in a report on Thursday, August 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised Caseys General Stores from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Raymond James Financial reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Caseys General Stores in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Caseys General Stores in a report on Friday, December 8th. Finally, Barclays reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Caseys General Stores in a report on Friday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $115.29.

Shares of Caseys General Stores (CASY) traded down $0.01 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $107.91. The company had a trading volume of 467,167 shares, compared to its average volume of 505,515. The company has a current ratio of 1.23, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13. The firm has a market cap of $3,988.65, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.04, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.35 and a beta of 0.46. Caseys General Stores has a twelve month low of $99.76 and a twelve month high of $126.49.

Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, December 11th. The company reported $1.28 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ 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. Caseys General Stores had a net margin of 2.02% and a return on equity of 13.42%. Caseys General Stores’s quarterly revenue was up 12.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.44 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Caseys General Stores will post 4.18 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 1st will be paid a $0.26 dividend. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 31st. Caseys General Stores’s dividend payout ratio is 25.49%.

In related news, SVP Brian Joseph Johnson sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.01, for a total value of $108,010.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 8,229 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $888,814.29. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 1.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Caseys 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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