CST Brands Inc. (NYSE:CST)’s share price fell 1.8% during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $42.33 and last traded at $42.51, with a volume of 336,357 shares. The stock had previously closed at $43.27.

A number of research firms have commented on CST. Wells Fargo & Co. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of CST Brands in a research note on Sunday, June 5th. Jefferies Group began coverage on CST Brands in a research note on Thursday, April 7th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $39.00 price objective on the stock. TheStreet upgraded CST Brands from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded CST Brands from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.80.

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $41.78 and a 200-day moving average price of $38.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.23 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.22.

CST Brands (NYSE:CST) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May 6th. The company reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24. The company had revenue of $2.03 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.30 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.20 EPS. CST Brands’s revenue was down 8.2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that CST Brands Inc. will post $1.83 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.0625 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 28th. This represents a $0.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.58%.

Other institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. Rhumbline Advisers raised its position in CST Brands by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 129,486 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,068,000 after buying an additional 405 shares during the period. Retirement Systems of Alabama raised its position in CST Brands by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 97,161 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,803,000 after buying an additional 1,269 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its position in CST Brands by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 143,283 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,608,000 after buying an additional 2,313 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in CST Brands by 4.7% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 63,472 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,483,000 after buying an additional 2,833 shares during the period. Finally, Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc. raised its position in CST Brands by 26.0% in the fourth quarter. Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 32,510 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,272,000 after buying an additional 6,700 shares during the period.

CST Brands, Inc (CST) is a holding company. The Company is an independent retail of motor fuel and convenience merchandise in the United States and eastern Canada. Its retail operations include the sale of motor fuel at convenience stores, commission agents and cardlocks; the sale of food, convenience merchandise items and services at convenience stores, and the sale of heating oil to residential customers and heating oil and motor fuel to small commercial customers.

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