Wall Street brokerages expect Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DK) to post earnings per share of $0.41 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Delek US’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.34 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.45. Delek US posted earnings per share of ($0.44) in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 193.2%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, February 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Delek US will report full year earnings of $0.95 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.81 to $1.08. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $2.00 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.50 to $2.99. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Delek US.

Delek US (NYSE:DK) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The oil and gas company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.13. Delek US had a return on equity of 1.71% and a net margin of 2.09%.

A number of analysts have commented on DK shares. Raymond James Financial upgraded Delek US from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $32.00 to $35.00 in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Delek US from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday. Macquarie upgraded Delek US from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Wells Fargo & Co upgraded Delek US from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Howard Weil upgraded Delek US from a “sector perform” rating to a “focus list” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $26.00 to $41.00 in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $35.14.

In related news, insider Anthony L. Miller sold 1,155 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.79, for a total value of $37,872.45. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Assi Ginzburg sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.00, for a total value of $560,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 255,631 shares of company stock worth $8,523,903 over the last 90 days. Company insiders own 1.61% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in Delek US during the third quarter worth about $273,000. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its stake in Delek US by 371.2% during the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 458,456 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $12,254,000 after acquiring an additional 361,162 shares during the last quarter. Strs Ohio acquired a new stake in Delek US during the third quarter worth about $1,200,000. Boston Advisors LLC increased its stake in Delek US by 10.2% during the third quarter. Boston Advisors LLC now owns 151,950 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $4,062,000 after acquiring an additional 14,070 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Magnetar Financial LLC boosted its position in shares of Delek US by 149.0% in the third quarter. Magnetar Financial LLC now owns 33,156 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $886,000 after buying an additional 19,840 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 93.10% of the company’s stock.

Delek US (DK) traded up $0.90 on Thursday, reaching $39.13. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,476,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,109,200. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a current ratio of 1.09. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,190.00, a P/E ratio of 4.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 2.01. Delek US has a one year low of $20.65 and a one year high of $39.43.

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Delek US Company Profile

Delek US Holdings, Inc is a diversified downstream energy company. The Company has a broad platform consisting of refining, logistics, retail and wholesale marketing, renewables and asphalt operations. It operates through five segments: refining, logistics, asphalt, renewable and retail. Its refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day.

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