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Service Corp. International (NYSE:SCI) Director Edward E. Williams sold 23,000 shares of Service Corp. International stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.18, for a total transaction of $418,140.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 201,813 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,668,960. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Separately, analysts at Thomson Reuters/Verus upgraded shares of Service Corp. International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, January 13th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $21.15.

Service Corp. International (NYSE:SCI) traded down 0.11% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $18.45. 1,443,592 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Service Corp. International has a one year low of $15.27 and a one year high of $19.59. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $17.87 and a 200-day moving average of $18.2. The company has a market cap of $3.911 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.57.

Service Corp. International (NYSE:SCI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 12th. The company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $668.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $612.10 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.22 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Service Corp. International will post $1.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, March 28th. Investors of record on Saturday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 12th. This is an increase from Service Corp. International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.07.

Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) is a provider of deathcare products and services, with a network of funeral service locations and cemeteries primarily operating in the United States and Canada.

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