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Reliance Steel & Aluminum (NYSE:RS) CEO David H. Hannah sold 9,907 shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.12, for a total value of $674,864.84. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Separately, 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. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $78.40.

Shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum (NYSE:RS) opened at 68.20 on Monday. 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 $71.65 and its 200-day moving average is $71.21. The company has a market cap of $5.317 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.76.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum (NYSE:RS) last released its earnings data on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $1.30 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ 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 last year, the company posted $1.14 earnings per share. Reliance Steel & Aluminum’s revenue was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Reliance Steel & Aluminum will post $5.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, September 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.35 per share. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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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