Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) VP William J. Walljasper Sells 3,000 Shares

Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) VP William J. Walljasper sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $126.05, for a total value of $378,150.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 24,785 shares in the company, valued at $3,124,149.25. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

NASDAQ:CASY traded up $0.18 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $133.89. 289,651 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 310,086. Casey’s General Stores Inc has a twelve month low of $90.42 and a twelve month high of $138.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.22 and a current ratio of 0.76. The company has a market cap of $4.90 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.14, a P/E/G ratio of 2.59 and a beta of 0.45.

Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, March 11th. The company reported $1.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.18. Casey’s General Stores had a return on equity of 14.89% and a net margin of 2.14%. The firm had revenue of $2.05 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.20 billion. On average, equities analysts predict that Casey’s General Stores Inc will post 5.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 1st will be given a dividend of $0.29 per share. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.87%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 30th. Casey’s General Stores’s payout ratio is 30.45%.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Enlightenment Research LLC bought a new stake in shares of Casey’s General Stores in the 4th quarter valued at $26,000. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware bought a new stake in shares of Casey’s General Stores in the 4th quarter valued at $29,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Casey’s General Stores by 2,500.0% in the 1st quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 312 shares of the company’s stock valued at $40,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Casey’s General Stores in the 1st quarter valued at $48,000. Finally, Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Casey’s General Stores in the 4th quarter valued at $150,000. Institutional investors own 89.24% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Sidoti set a $138.00 price objective on Casey’s General Stores and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 15th. BidaskClub raised Casey’s General Stores from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Casey’s General Stores from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 13th. Finally, Gabelli reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Casey’s General Stores in a report on Wednesday, March 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Casey’s General Stores currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $136.44.

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Casey’s General Stores Company Profile

Casey's General Stores, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates convenience stores under the Casey's and Casey's General Store names. The company's stores offer a selection of food, including freshly prepared foods, such as pizza, donuts, and sandwiches; beverage and tobacco products; health and beauty aids; automotive products; school supplies, housewares, and pet supplies; and other nonfood items.

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