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    What Boosted Casey’s Shareholder Returns in Fiscal 3Q16?

    Casey’s General Stores (CASY) stock has yielded strong returns for its shareholders. The stock price rose by around 35% in 2015 after rising 30% in 2014.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Why Casey’s Earnings Rose despite Lower Sales in Fiscal 2015

    Casey’s General Stores’ fiscal 2015 total revenue stood at $7.7 billion, registering a 0.9% year-over-year fall, primarily on account of lower fuel prices.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Analyzing Casey’s Fiscal 3Q16 ahead of Its Fiscal 4Q16 Results

    Casey’s General Stores reported a 6.3% YoY (year-over-year) fall in total sales to $1.6 billion in fiscal 3Q16, missing consensus estimates by $29 million.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Murphy USA: Murphy’s business model stands out from competitors

    Murphy USA, Inc. (MUSA): Differentiation Murphy differentiates itself from its competitors primarily through: Small-format offerings leading to higher sales per square foot (average footprint for comps is 3,000 square feet): MUSA sells roughly nine times the merchandise per years per square foot compared to comps ($4,744 versus $547). Volume-focused sales model: MUSA’s monthly fuel gallons sold […]

    By Samuel Madden, CFA
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    CASY’s Fiscal 1Q17 Results Miss on Top and Bottom Lines

    Casey’s General Stores (CASY) reported fiscal 1Q17 earnings per share (or EPS) of $1.70, missing the Wall Street analyst estimate by $0.11.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Casey’s General Stores Stock Falls 8.5% after Weak Fiscal 4Q17 Results

    Casey’s General Stores (CASY) is currently trading at a one-year forward price-to-earnings ratio of 22.7 versus its three-year average of 21x.

    By Sonya Bells
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    CASY Underperforms Wall Street’s Top Line Expectations in Fiscal 4Q17

    For fiscal 2017, CASY’s total sales increased 5.4% YoY to $7.5 billion.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Fiscal 4Q17: Casey’s General Stores Misses on Earnings, Revenues

    Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores (CASY) reported its fiscal 4Q17 and fiscal 2017 results on June 5, 2017. CASY stock fell 8.4% to close at $106.66 on June 6.

    By Sonya Bells
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    A Look at Casey’s Dividend Yields and Stock Market Performance

    As a result of weaker-than-expected results, Casey’s General Stores (CASY) stock has fallen about 2.6% this year.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Casey’s Earnings Expected to Fall Further in 4Q17

    Year-to-date, Casey’s (CASY) has had an 18.0% fall in adjusted EPS (earnings per share) to $3.72. It missed Wall Street’s expectations in all three quarters of 2017.

    By Sonya Bells
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    A Look at Casey’s Top-Line Performance ahead of 4Q17 Results

    Casey’s General Stores (CASY) could likely see a YoY (year-over-year) rise of 18.8% in 4Q17 sales, which are predicted to come in at ~$1.9 billion.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Casey’s Had a Bad One, So Why Is Wall Street Still Optimistic?

    Casey’s General Stores (CASY) is currently trading at $108.02, which is 26% below its 52-week high price.

    By Sonya Bells
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    RBC Capital Downgrades CASY after Weak Fiscal 3Q17 Results

    Casey’s General Stores (CASY) is currently trading at a one-year forward price-to-earnings ratio of 20.9x, operating in the middle of its 52-week PE range of 18.0x–23.3x.

    By Sonya Bells
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    CASY Stock Fell 4% after Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings Miss

    Along with its fiscal 3Q17 earnings release, CASY announced a dividend of $0.24 per share, which is in line with the previous quarter.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Top Factors behind CASY’s Fiscal 3Q17 Top and Bottom Line Miss

    Although CASY’s top line showed improvement during fiscal 3Q17, its bottom line remained under pressure.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Casey’s on the Street: Why All the Optimism?

    Casey’s (CASY) is covered by 13 Wall Street analysts, who have jointly rated the stock a 1.8—a better rating than its major peers.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Gauging Casey’s 2017 Stock Performance

    After delivering solid performances in 2014 and 2015, Casey’s (CASY) stock lost around 1% of its value in 2016.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Can Casey’s Return to Growth in 3Q17?

    Casey’s has a strong and differentiated business model, with a focus on locations that have a low population density.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Casey’s Analyst Recommendations Compared to Its Peers

    Casey’s is covered by 13 Wall Street analysts. Of those analysts, 77.0% have recommended a “buy” for the company, and 23.0% have recommended a “hold.”

    By Sonya Bells
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    A Look at Casey’s Shareholder Returns and Valuations

    Shares of Casey’s General Stores (CASY) fell 2.0% on December 8, 2016, a day after it failed to meet expectations in its fiscal 2Q17 results.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Lower Fuel Margins Drove Casey’s 2Q17 Earnings Miss

    Gasoline sales accounted for 58.0% of Casey’s (CASY) total revenue in fiscal 2Q17. Total gasoline sales fell 4.6% YoY (year-over-year) in fiscal 2Q17.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Casey’s Top-Line Slide Continued in Fiscal 2Q17

    Casey’s (CASY) fiscal 2Q17 sales fell 0.20% year-over-year to $1.9 billion, missing the consensus estimate by $20.0 million.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Not Upstream, but Arconic Segments Hit Alcoa’s 3Q16 Earnings

    Last year, Arconic’s business segments compensated for the lower performance of Alcoa’s upstream business. But Arconic’s performance hasn’t matched market expectations this year.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    A Look at Casey’s Dividends, Valuations, and Ratings

    Casey’s (CASY) is currently trading at a one-year forward price-to-earnings ratio of 21.8x.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Casey’s Gasoline Sales Witnessed a Resurgence in 1Q17

    Gasoline sales accounted for 58.2% of Casey’s (CASY) total revenue in 1Q17.

    By Sonya Bells
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    In Search of Anything to Be Pleased with about Casey’s 1Q Results

    For 1Q17, which ended July 31, 2016, Casey’s General Stores (CASY) reported a 3.8% decline in total sales to $2.0 billion.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Casey’s Compared to Its Peers: A Valuations Summary

    Despite moving to the higher side of its valuations, Casey’s is still reasonably priced compared to peer CST Brands (CST).

    By Sonya Bells
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    What Does Wall Street Recommend for Casey’s?

    Ten of the 13 analysts rating Casey’s have given the company a “buy.” Three have given it a “hold,” and none have given it a “sell.”

    By Sonya Bells
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    A Look at Casey’s Stock and Dividend Yields

    Casey’s (CASY) stock had an above-average performance in fiscal 2016. The company’s YTD (year-to-date) gains as of August 31, 2016, stood at 13.6%.

    By Sonya Bells
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    How Did Fuel Price Volatility Affect Casey’s in 4Q16?

    While lower fuel prices have depressed Casey’s top line, they have led to a tremendous margin benefit for the company.

    By Sonya Bells
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    How Do Casey’s Valuations Stack Up against Its Peers’?

    After Casey’s General Stores’ double-digit earnings growth over the last three fiscal years, Wall Street expects a slowdown in its earnings per share growth.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Has Casey’s Been a Good Investment for Its Shareholders?

    Casey’s peers CST Brands (CST) and Murphy USA (MUSA) have given higher returns to shareholders compared to Casey’s.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Casey’s Grocery Business Beats Same-Store Goals in Fiscal 2016

    Casey’s General Stores’ grocery and merchandise business, its second-largest revenue-generating segment, recorded a 9.4% rise in total sales in fiscal 4Q16.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Lower Gas Prices Continue to be Casey’s Biggest Revenue Headwind

    Lower gasoline prices have weighed on Casey’s General Stores’ (CASY) top line performance for some time. Fiscal 4Q16 was another such quarter.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Casey’s Earnings Rise despite a Fall in Its Fiscal 2016 Top Line

    Casey’s General Stores reported a fall of 4.3% in its total sales to $1.6 billion in fiscal 4Q16 as lower fuel prices weighed on its top line once again.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Why Casey’s Delivered an Earnings Miss in Fiscal 4Q16

    Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores (CASY) reported its financial results for fiscal 4Q16 after the Market closed on June 6, 2016.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Analyzing the Valuations of Casey’s and Its Peers

    Casey’s General Stores (CASY) is expected to register strong earnings growth in the final quarter of its fiscal 2016.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How CASY Expanded Its Business and Maintained Its Balance Sheet

    CASY has followed a disciplined growth approach, expanding both organically as well as inorganically while keeping its balance sheet in check.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Casey’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats

    Casey’s has a strong, differentiated, low-risk business model. In fiscal 2015, 82% of its stores were in areas with populations of fewer than 20,000 people.

    By Sonya Bells
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    An Overview of Casey’s Business Strategies

    Casey follows both organic and inorganic expansion strategies for its growth. In fiscal 2015, the company opened 45 new stores and acquired 36 stores.

    By Sonya Bells
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    What Does a Typical Casey’s Store Look Like?

    A typical Casey’s General Store location offers over 3,000 food and nonfood items. 87% of Casey’s stores offer beer, while 98% offer donuts and pizza.

    By Sonya Bells
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    A Quick Look at Casey’s Business Model

    Casey’s business model focuses on opening stores in smaller towns, where the population is lower and competition is minimal.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company Overview: An Introduction to Casey’s General Stores

    Casey’s General Stores’ strong and differentiated business model has resulted in the company’s delivering total returns of 27% in the last year.

    By Sonya Bells
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    How Did Casey’s Grocery Business Perform in Fiscal 3Q16?

    Grocery and Merchandise, the second-largest revenue-generating category of Casey’s General Stores (CASY), is the company’s biggest profit generator.

    By Sonya Bells
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    How Did Fuel Prices Treat Casey’s Margins in Fiscal 3Q16?

    The contribution of the fuel category toward Casey’s top line has seen a continuous fall over the past few quarters due to low fuel prices.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Volatile Gasoline Prices Take a Toll on Casey’s Fiscal 3Q16 Sales

    Casey’s General Stores (CASY) reported total sales of $1.6 billion in fiscal 3Q16 ended January 31, 2016, missing consensus estimates by $29 million.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fabricators Are Making the Most of Falling Aluminum Premiums

    The aluminum premium is a surcharge that aluminum consumers must pay on top of the prevailing prices in order to take delivery of the metal from the warehouses.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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