Star Group LP (NYSE:SGU) declared a dividend on Thursday, October 18th, Fidelity reports. Investors of record on Monday, October 29th will be paid a dividend of 0.1175 per share by the pipeline company on Tuesday, November 6th. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 26th.

Star Group has increased its dividend payment by an average of 7.8% per year over the last three years.

Shares of Star Group stock opened at $9.54 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $509.36 million, a P/E ratio of 12.72 and a beta of 0.13. The company has a quick ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. Star Group has a 52 week low of $8.74 and a 52 week high of $11.13.

Star Group (NYSE:SGU) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 1st. The pipeline company reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.22) by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $327.35 million during the quarter. Star Group had a net margin of 3.64% and a return on equity of 14.21%.

Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of Star Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 19th.

In other Star Group news, CFO Richard Ambury purchased 4,000 shares of Star Group stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 16th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $9.42 per share, with a total value of $37,680.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 32,890 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $309,823.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Steven Jay Goldman purchased 3,000 shares of Star Group stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 16th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $9.38 per share, with a total value of $28,140.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 38,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $361,130. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired a total of 22,600 shares of company stock valued at $213,414 over the last three months. 20.36% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

About Star Group

Star Group, L.P. operates as a home heating oil and propane distributor and services provider in the United States. It also installs, maintains, and repairs heating and air conditioning equipment, as well as offers ancillary home services, including home security and plumbing. As of September 30, 2017, the company sold home heating oil and propane to approximately 455,000 full service residential and commercial customers.

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