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

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of CST Brands from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of CST Brands in a research note on Sunday, June 5th. Jefferies Group assumed coverage on shares of CST Brands in a research note on Thursday, April 7th. They set a “hold” rating and a $39.00 target price on the stock. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of CST Brands from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 4th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. CST Brands presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.80.

The firm has a market cap of $3.31 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.77. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $41.99 and a 200 day moving average of $38.44.

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

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 30th will be issued a $0.0625 dividend. This represents a $0.25 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 28th.

Other hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in CST Brands by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 129,486 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,068,000 after buying an additional 405 shares in the last quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama boosted its stake in CST Brands by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 97,161 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,803,000 after buying an additional 1,269 shares in the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its stake 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 valued at $5,608,000 after buying an additional 2,313 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in CST Brands by 4.7% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 63,472 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,483,000 after buying an additional 2,833 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its stake in CST Brands by 4.7% in the fourth quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 248,853 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,740,000 after buying an additional 11,191 shares in the last quarter.

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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