Equities research analysts predict that Standard Motor Products, Inc. (NYSE:SMP) will announce $301.31 million in sales for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Standard Motor Products’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $294.52 million to $308.10 million. Standard Motor Products posted sales of $300.80 million during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 0.2%. The company is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, October 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Standard Motor Products will report full-year sales of $301.31 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $1.13 billion to $1.14 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the business will report sales of $1.17 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $1.16 billion to $1.18 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Standard Motor Products.

Standard Motor Products (NYSE:SMP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The auto parts company reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by ($0.18). The company had revenue of $312.73 million during the quarter. Standard Motor Products had a net margin of 5.55% and a return on equity of 14.83%. Standard Motor Products’s quarterly revenue was up 8.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.88 EPS.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Standard Motor Products from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Standard Motor Products from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Standard Motor Products in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Standard Motor Products from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $55.67.

Shares of Standard Motor Products (NYSE SMP) traded up 2.02% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $46.90. The stock had a trading volume of 23,791 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $1.07 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.48 and a beta of 1.79. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $45.28 and a 200 day moving average of $48.73. Standard Motor Products has a 1-year low of $43.29 and a 1-year high of $55.37.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th were given a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.65%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, August 11th. Standard Motor Products’s payout ratio is 28.36%.

In other Standard Motor Products news, VP Ray Nicholas sold 1,331 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.25, for a total value of $60,227.75. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 30,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,368,812.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Peter J. Sills sold 2,584 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.60, for a total transaction of $117,830.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 89,217 shares of company stock valued at $3,969,586 over the last ninety days. 6.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Standard Motor Products in the 2nd quarter worth about $227,000. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. grew its position in Standard Motor Products by 7.7% in the 2nd quarter. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. now owns 12,833 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $670,000 after purchasing an additional 915 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its position in Standard Motor Products by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 16,970 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $886,000 after purchasing an additional 80 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp grew its position in Standard Motor Products by 2.7% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 497,020 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $25,954,000 after purchasing an additional 13,034 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC grew its position in Standard Motor Products by 8.6% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 11,155 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $583,000 after purchasing an additional 884 shares in the last quarter. 78.40% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Standard Motor Products

Standard Motor Products, Inc is an independent manufacturer and distributor of replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry with a complementary focus on heavy duty, industrial equipment and the original equipment service market. The Company’s segments include Engine Management Segment and Temperature Control Segment.

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