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Reliance Steel & Aluminum (NYSE:RS) CFO Karla R. Lewis unloaded 565 shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.44, for a total transaction of $38,103.60. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 45,920 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,096,845. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum from $74.00 to $76.00 in a research note on Monday, June 23rd. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum in a research note on Monday, May 19th. They now have a $76.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Ned Davis Research upgraded shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 12th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Reliance Steel & Aluminum has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $78.00.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum (NYSE:RS) traded up 1.76% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $68.80. The stock had a trading volume of 620,955 shares. Reliance Steel & Aluminum has a 52 week low of $65.50 and a 52 week high of $76.78. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $72.68 and its 200-day moving average is $71.4. The company has a market cap of $5.364 billion and a P/E ratio of 15.54.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum (NYSE:RS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $1.30 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $2.62 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.65 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.14 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Reliance Steel & Aluminum will post $5.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, September 12th. Investors of record on Friday, August 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.35 per share. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.03%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 13th.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co (NYSE:RS) is the metals service center company in North America (United States and Canada).

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