Deltic Timber Corp. (NYSE:DEL) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 1st will be paid a dividend of 0.10 per share on Thursday, December 15th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.57%.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on DEL. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $42.00 price objective on shares of Deltic Timber Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, August 16th. Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $37.00 price objective on shares of Deltic Timber Corp. in a research report on Friday, July 15th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $41.86.

In other news, insider Byrom Walker sold 1,199 shares of Deltic Timber Corp. stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.59, for a total transaction of $84,637.41. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 3,294 shares in the company, valued at $232,523.46. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director J Thurston Roach sold 1,000 shares of Deltic Timber Corp. stock in a transaction on Friday, September 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.25, for a total value of $70,250.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 9,112 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $640,118. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 14.40% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its stake in Deltic Timber Corp. by 5.9% in the second quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 5,170 shares of the company’s stock valued at $347,000 after buying an additional 290 shares during the period. BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Deltic Timber Corp. by 2.8% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 5,307 shares of the company’s stock valued at $356,000 after buying an additional 144 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its position in shares of Deltic Timber Corp. by 18.4% in the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 5,386 shares of the company’s stock valued at $362,000 after buying an additional 837 shares in the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System raised its position in shares of Deltic Timber Corp. by 1.8% in the second quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 5,572 shares of the company’s stock valued at $374,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its position in shares of Deltic Timber Corp. by 1.2% in the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 7,142 shares of the company’s stock valued at $479,000 after buying an additional 87 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 82.05% of the company’s stock.

Deltic Timber Corp. (NYSE:DEL) opened at 70.06 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $851.16 million, a PE ratio of 192.47 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a 50-day moving average of $70.36 and a 200-day moving average of $65.37. Deltic Timber Corp. has a 52 week low of $50.84 and a 52 week high of $72.74.

Deltic Timber Corp. (NYSE:DEL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $0.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company earned $56.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $45.70 million. Deltic Timber Corp. had a return on equity of 1.82% and a net margin of 2.18%. On average, equities analysts expect that Deltic Timber Corp. will post $1.50 EPS for the current year.

About Deltic Timber Corp.

Deltic Timber Corporation is a vertically integrated natural resources company. The Company is engaged in the growing and harvesting of timber and the manufacturing and marketing of lumber and medium density fiberboard (MDF). It operates through four segments: Woodlands, which manages all aspects of its timberlands, including harvesting and sale of timber, timberland sales and acquisitions, oil and gas revenues, timberland management and leasing of hunting land; Manufacturing, which consists of its approximately two sawmills that manufacture a range of softwood lumber products and the Del-Tin Fiber plant that produces MDF; Real Estate, which includes the Company’s approximately four real estate developments and a related country club operation, and Corporate, which consists of executive management and the staff functions.

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