Jefferies Group Comments on Stora Enso OYJ’s FY2018 Earnings (SEOAY)

Stora Enso OYJ (OTCMKTS:SEOAY) – Jefferies Group raised their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Stora Enso OYJ in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. Jefferies Group analyst J. Jordan now expects that the basic materials company will post earnings per share of $1.23 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $1.08. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Stora Enso OYJ’s FY2019 earnings at $1.27 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.34 EPS.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. ValuEngine cut Stora Enso OYJ from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Stora Enso OYJ from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th.

Shares of Stora Enso OYJ (SEOAY) traded up $0.25 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $16.92. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 660 shares, compared to its average volume of 18,137. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a current ratio of 1.15. Stora Enso OYJ has a one year low of $10.56 and a one year high of $17.99. The stock has a market capitalization of $12,907.72, a PE ratio of 18.80, a P/E/G ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 1.41.

Stora Enso OYJ (OTCMKTS:SEOAY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 9th. The basic materials company reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter. Stora Enso OYJ had a return on equity of 12.35% and a net margin of 6.26%. The company had revenue of $2.96 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.94 billion.

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About Stora Enso OYJ

Stora Enso Oyj is a provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. The Company’s segments include Consumer Board, Packaging Solutions, Biomaterials, Wood Products, Paper and Other. The Consumer Board segment develops and provides consumer packaging boards for printing and packaging applications.

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