Casey’s General Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $132.48 and last traded at $130.30, with a volume of 269,800 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $130.28.

A number of brokerages have commented on CASY. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $118.00 target price (up from $115.00) on shares of Casey’s General Stores in a research note on Wednesday, June 8th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $113.00 price target (up previously from $102.00) on shares of Casey’s General Stores in a report on Tuesday, June 7th. Feltl & Co. raised Casey’s General Stores from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $137.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, March 9th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut their price target on Casey’s General Stores from $129.00 to $112.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, March 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Casey’s General Stores from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $132.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $127.38.

The stock has a market cap of $5.21 billion and a PE ratio of 23.21. The company has a 50 day moving average of $121.23 and a 200 day moving average of $114.90.

Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, June 6th. The company reported $1.19 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $1.58 billion for the quarter. Casey’s General Stores’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.05 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Casey’s General Stores Inc. will post $5.84 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 15th. Investors of record on Monday, August 1st will be paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 28th. This is a boost from Casey’s General Stores’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.72%.

In other Casey’s General Stores news, SVP Cindi Webb Summers sold 1,163 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $117.04, for a total transaction of $136,117.52. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 1,771 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $207,277.84. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Julia L. Jackowski sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $127.75, for a total transaction of $383,250.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 21,939 shares in the company, valued at $2,802,707.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of CASY. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Casey’s General Stores by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 8,885 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,070,000 after buying an additional 87 shares in the last quarter. Burney Co. boosted its stake in shares of Casey’s General Stores by 7.2% in the fourth quarter. Burney Co. now owns 10,310 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,252,000 after buying an additional 695 shares in the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new stake in shares of Casey’s General Stores during the fourth quarter valued at $1,301,000. ProShare Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Casey’s General Stores by 27.1% in the fourth quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 11,197 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,349,000 after buying an additional 2,384 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Casey’s General Stores by 3.9% in the fourth quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 13,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,614,000 after buying an additional 501 shares in the last quarter.

Casey’s General Stores, Inc and its wholly owned subsidiaries operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in 14 Midwestern states, in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. The Company also operates one store selling primarily tobacco products. The stores carry 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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