CST Brands Trading Down 5.4% on Disappointing Earnings (CST)
CST Brands (NYSE:CST) shares were down 5.4% on Tuesday after the company announced weaker than expected quarterly earnings, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. The stock traded as low as $34.50 and last traded at $34.61, with a volume of 807,776 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $36.57.
The company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $3.30 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.22 billion.
A number of research firms have recently commented on CST. Analysts at Mizuho raised their price target on shares of CST Brands from $34.00 to $37.00 in a research note on Friday. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse upgraded shares of CST Brands from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday. They now have a $35.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $29.00. Finally, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price target on shares of CST Brands from $29.00 to $28.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 5th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.50.
The stock has a 50-day moving average of $33.8 and a 200-day moving average of $32.30. The company has a market cap of $2.598 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.77.
CST Brands, Inc is a retailer of transportation fuels and convenience goods in North America. As of April 30, 2013, the Company operated 1,032 Corner Stores throughout the United States, including Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona and California.
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