Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ: CASY) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 9/7/2017 – Caseys General Stores was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Casey’s General Stores, Inc. operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in Midwestern states, primarily Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. The stores carry a broad selection of food (including freshly prepared foods such as pizza, donuts and sandwiches), beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other non-food items. In addition, all stores offer gasoline for sale on a self-service basis. “
  • 8/31/2017 – Caseys General Stores was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Casey’s General Stores, Inc. operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in Midwestern states, primarily Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. The stores carry a broad selection of food (including freshly prepared foods such as pizza, donuts and sandwiches), beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other non-food items. In addition, all stores offer gasoline for sale on a self-service basis. “
  • 8/31/2017 – Caseys General Stores had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $134.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $139.00.
  • 8/28/2017 – Caseys General Stores was given a new $116.00 price target on by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 8/25/2017 – Caseys General Stores was given a new $139.00 price target on by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/17/2017 – Caseys General Stores was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 8/14/2017 – Caseys General Stores was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Casey’s General Stores, Inc. operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in Midwestern states, primarily Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. The stores carry a broad selection of food (including freshly prepared foods such as pizza, donuts and sandwiches), beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other non-food items. In addition, all stores offer gasoline for sale on a self-service basis. “
  • 8/13/2017 – Caseys General Stores was given a new $118.00 price target on by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 8/5/2017 – Caseys General Stores was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/4/2017 – Caseys General Stores was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Casey’s General Stores, Inc. operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in Midwestern states, primarily Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. The stores carry a broad selection of food (including freshly prepared foods such as pizza, donuts and sandwiches), beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other non-food items. In addition, all stores offer gasoline for sale on a self-service basis. “
  • 7/22/2017 – Caseys General Stores was given a new $139.00 price target on by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.

Caseys General Stores, Inc. (CASY) opened at 106.83 on Thursday. Caseys General Stores, Inc. has a 12 month low of $99.76 and a 12 month high of $126.49. The company’s 50-day moving average is $106.18 and its 200 day moving average is $109.50. The company has a market cap of $4.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.85 and a beta of 0.50.

Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, September 5th. The company reported $1.46 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.46. Caseys General Stores had a return on equity of 13.99% and a net margin of 2.19%. The firm had revenue of $2.09 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.16 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.70 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that Caseys General Stores, Inc. will post $4.40 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 31st. Caseys General Stores’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 24.53%.

In other Caseys General Stores news, SVP John C. Soupene sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $106.52, for a total transaction of $106,520.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 1,253 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $133,469.56. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.

Casey’s General Stores, Inc and its subsidiaries, operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in approximately 10 Midwestern states, in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. The Company also operates approximately two stores selling primarily tobacco products. The stores carry a range of food, including freshly prepared foods such as pizza, donuts, and sandwiches, beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other nonfood items.

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