CST Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CST) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts
Shares of CST Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CST) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and nine have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $45.88.
CST has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC set a $49.00 price target on shares of CST Brands and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of CST Brands from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th.
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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new position in CST Brands during the fourth quarter valued at $295,000. Vivaldi Capital Management LLC bought a new position in CST Brands during the first quarter valued at $4,761,102,000. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its position in CST Brands by 1.7% in the first quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 35,080 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,687,000 after buying an additional 590 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP raised its position in CST Brands by 47.8% in the first quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 99,461 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $4,783,000 after buying an additional 32,183 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. raised its position in CST Brands by 2.1% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 9,101 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $438,000 after buying an additional 190 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.73% of the company’s stock.
Shares of CST Brands (NYSE CST) traded down 0.02% during trading on Monday, hitting $48.53. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 652,166 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $48.38 and its 200-day moving average price is $48.29. CST Brands has a 52 week low of $42.01 and a 52 week high of $48.56.
CST Brands (NYSE:CST) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 8th. The specialty retailer reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $2.37 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.45 billion. CST Brands had a net margin of 3.17% and a return on equity of 5.70%. The firm’s revenue was up 16.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.24 EPS. Analysts forecast that CST Brands will post $1.60 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
About CST Brands
CST Brands, Inc (CST) is a holding company. The Company is an independent retail of motor fuel and convenience merchandise in the United States and eastern Canada. Its segments include U.S. Retail, Canadian Retail and CrossAmerica. As of December 31, 2016, its U.S. Retail segment had 1,167 Company-operated retail sites located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma and Texas.
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