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Service Corporation International (SCI)

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51.76-0.27 (-0.53%)
As of 11:01AM EDT. Market open.
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  • J
    Juice
    Funerals can be traced back to the dawn of mankind. This is one event that will not go virtual. This is the dominant player in the funeral business and the higher ups will do anything to benefit shareholders. Love this company. Buy, buy, buy.
    Bullish
  • E
    Edward
    Hmmm...don't get it. Stock was up before earnings call, which was actually pretty good. The dividend payout ratio is low, and the dividend keeps going up. It isn't a growth stock, but its solid. And its definitely not a tech stock. So is that the reason for the fade?
  • C
    Crazy Horse
    Death and taxes are the only things you can't escape from paying. SCI has been very good to me over the years it is a long term stock. it's not a day traders stock.
    Bullish
  • C
    Craig
    The stock market is a forward looking mechanism, and the COVID pandemic is hopefully a onetime event. They seem to be forecasting a return to normal but increased growth by 2022 compared with 2019. The management team is communicating a responsible forecast to the street. We will enjoy the unfortunate bump in profit, but long term investors will stay long and strong with the demographic trend in place.
  • J
    Jacobs
    Solid points Craig. SCI is a responsible and well managed company.
    Bullish
  • R
    Rick
    Lots of positive posts but in the nearly 2 years I have owned this stock it hasn't done jack. Not even a pandemic has helped it.
  • B
    Bluedog Chicago
    Great 4Q, earnings at$1.13 from last quarter of $.88 or 28% increase. An easy $58-60 on horizon.
  • B
    Basil
    Earnings call must not be to impressive pre market
  • O
    Old Sparky
    Ask the richest person buried in the cemetery if they are happy. I like the business but do not want to be on the shovel end adding to the bottom line at this time.
  • E
    Edward
    Hmmm....wonder what happened today? Market went way up, SCI went way down. No news...at least none that I can find.
  • B
    Bruce
    You all will do better in an index fund. Just compare it over the last 10 years
  • R
    Rick
    When I bought this company's stock I thought it dealt with the dead, not that the company was dead. Half a million additional deaths due to the pandemic and this garbage company is down over 5% year for the year.
  • E
    Edward
    I understand that this isn't a stock to get excited about, but its dividend payout and buyback profile seems to be in order. Sales aren't going to grow exponentially (at least we hope so), but neither are they going to fall off the table. The dividend has been increasing year after year. So...a steady, slightly growing company, with decent prospects.
  • D
    Donna
    Sooner or later, the dead will need cremates/burial. If SCI, one of the major players in the US funerary industry can't find a way for their stock to capitalize on that, they need to do something else.
    Bullish
  • L
    Lock Her Up
    So what happens with all the meat in trailers at some point they have to bury it. Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust the market plays games but its all about luck
    Neutral
  • E
    Edward
    Good quarter. .72/share, and I imagine (sadly) since COVID is peaking that the next quarter will also be good. There will probably be a bump up in the dividend in March. The question is whether it would be .01 or .02.
  • J
    Jacobs
    I purchased shares of SCI at $17.56. Smart buy. Every astute investor ought to have exposure to the Death care industry. Today, an average funeral costs over $8,000.
    And oh, by the way, a reminder that death is life's partner. Nothing is more certain and SCI is the largest funeral company in the country..
    I continue to buy more shares.
  • R
    Rick
    SCI had a not so good 2020, up 6% for the year despite being given a strong buy rating by analysts. It had an almost 21% increase the previous 5 years.
  • T
    Tim
    the stock you will all invest in. You can't stop death..
  • A
    Anonymous
    Small retail sellers today selling thinking this is a virus-related company and there are better stocks to own on the opening of the economy. With the restoration of some normalcy, SCI will benefit greatly as well and the virus has hurt more than helped it.