News articles about Deltic Timber (NYSE:DEL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Deltic Timber earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the construction company an impact score of 46.8927993935551 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Deltic Timber (NYSE DEL) opened at $96.76 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $1,180.00, a PE ratio of 125.66 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a current ratio of 1.72, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94. Deltic Timber has a 12-month low of $65.65 and a 12-month high of $100.35.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on DEL shares. ValuEngine lowered shares of Deltic Timber from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. TheStreet lowered shares of Deltic Timber from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Deltic Timber currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.13.

In related news, VP David V. Meghreblian sold 16,057 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.94, for a total value of $1,460,223.58. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 27,424 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,493,938.56. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Byrom Walker sold 5,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.94, for a total transaction of $500,170.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 10,979 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $998,430.26. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 12.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Deltic Timber Company Profile

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 the Company’s timberlands; 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 four real estate developments and a related country club operation, and Corporate.

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