Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of 0.1275 per share by the business services provider on Monday, January 15th. This represents a $0.51 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th.

Steelcase has raised its dividend payment by an average of 16.3% per year over the last three years and has increased its dividend annually for the last 6 consecutive years. Steelcase has a dividend payout ratio of 63.0% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities research analysts expect Steelcase to earn $0.97 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $0.51 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 52.6%.

Steelcase (NYSE SCS) remained flat at $$14.80 during trading on Friday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 730,498 shares, compared to its average volume of 821,829. Steelcase has a twelve month low of $12.50 and a twelve month high of $18.15. The company has a market cap of $1,717.30, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.63 and a beta of 1.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 1.58 and a quick ratio of 1.28.

Steelcase (NYSE:SCS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, December 19th. The business services provider reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.22. Steelcase had a net margin of 3.49% and a return on equity of 13.62%. The company had revenue of $772.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $762.37 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.30 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 1.8% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Steelcase will post 0.81 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, VP Sara E. Armbruster sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.80, for a total transaction of $44,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 69,870 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,034,076. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 18.87% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Steelcase from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Sidoti lowered shares of Steelcase from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $16.00 price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Steelcase from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Steelcase from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.00.

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About Steelcase

Steelcase Inc provides an integrated portfolio of furniture settings, user-centered technologies and interior architectural products. The Company’s segments include Americas, EMEA and Other Category. The Company’s furniture portfolio includes panel-based and freestanding furniture systems and complementary products, such as storage, tables and ergonomic worktools.

Dividend History for Steelcase (NYSE:SCS)

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