Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ: CASY) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 8/31/2017 – Caseys General Stores was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Casey’s General Stores, Inc. operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in Midwestern states, primarily Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. The stores carry a broad selection of food (including freshly prepared foods such as pizza, donuts and sandwiches), beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other non-food items. In addition, all stores offer gasoline for sale on a self-service basis. “
  • 8/28/2017 – Caseys General Stores was given a new $116.00 price target on by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 8/25/2017 – Caseys General Stores was given a new $139.00 price target on by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/17/2017 – Caseys General Stores was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 8/14/2017 – Caseys General Stores was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Casey’s General Stores, Inc. operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in Midwestern states, primarily Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. The stores carry a broad selection of food (including freshly prepared foods such as pizza, donuts and sandwiches), beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other non-food items. In addition, all stores offer gasoline for sale on a self-service basis. “
  • 8/13/2017 – Caseys General Stores was given a new $118.00 price target on by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 8/5/2017 – Caseys General Stores was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/4/2017 – Caseys General Stores was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Casey’s General Stores, Inc. operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in Midwestern states, primarily Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. The stores carry a broad selection of food (including freshly prepared foods such as pizza, donuts and sandwiches), beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other non-food items. In addition, all stores offer gasoline for sale on a self-service basis. “
  • 7/22/2017 – Caseys General Stores was given a new $139.00 price target on by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/12/2017 – Caseys General Stores is now covered by analysts at William Blair. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock.

Caseys General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ CASY) traded up 0.47% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $105.42. 362,350 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a market capitalization of $4.06 billion, a PE ratio of 23.53 and a beta of 0.48. Caseys General Stores, Inc. has a 1-year low of $101.89 and a 1-year high of $134.58. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $105.78 and a 200 day moving average price of $110.59.

Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, June 5th. The company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.85 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $1.85 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.88 billion. Caseys General Stores had a return on equity of 14.93% and a net margin of 2.36%. Caseys General Stores’s quarterly revenue was up 16.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.19 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Caseys General Stores, Inc. will post $4.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 1st were issued a $0.26 dividend. This is a boost from Caseys General Stores’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.99%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, July 28th. Caseys General Stores’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 23.21%.

In related news, SVP John C. Soupene sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $106.52, for a total value of $106,520.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 1,253 shares in the company, valued at approximately $133,469.56. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 1.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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