Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Shares Bought by Geode Capital Management LLC

Finally, WINTON GROUP Ltd increased its holdings in Stepan by 36.5% in the fourth quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 4,334 shares of the …

Stepan logoGeode Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Stepan (NYSE:SCL) by 6.2% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 274,456 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,923 shares during the quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC owned approximately 1.22% of Stepan worth $20,309,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Howe & Rusling Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Stepan during the fourth quarter worth $85,000. First Quadrant L P CA bought a new stake in shares of Stepan during the fourth quarter worth $93,000. Vident Investment Advisory LLC bought a new stake in shares of Stepan during the third quarter worth $246,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new stake in Stepan in the fourth quarter valued at about $313,000. Finally, WINTON GROUP Ltd increased its holdings in Stepan by 36.5% in the fourth quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 4,334 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $321,000 after purchasing an additional 1,160 shares during the last quarter. 72.34% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In other news, VP Arthur W. Mergner sold 1,038 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.01, for a total transaction of $93,430.38. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Chairman F Quinn Stepan, Jr. sold 12,889 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.83, for a total value of $1,209,374.87. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 202,576 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $19,007,706.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders acquired 500 shares of company stock valued at $45,141 and sold 17,927 shares valued at $1,664,845. 11.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of Stepan stock opened at $89.18 on Thursday. Stepan has a 1 year low of $68.09 and a 1 year high of $95.32. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.27 and a beta of 1.27. The company has a quick ratio of 1.78, a current ratio of 2.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30.

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 21st. The basic materials company reported $1.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.21. Stepan had a return on equity of 14.68% and a net margin of 5.66%. The company had revenue of $466.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $486.67 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.06 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts predict that Stepan will post 5.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 4th were issued a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 1st. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.12%. Stepan’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 20.49%.

SCL has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded Stepan from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Stepan from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, February 9th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $74.50.

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Stepan Company Profile

Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The company operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products.

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Scholastic Corp (SCHL) Holdings Increased by Geode Capital Management LLC

Acadian Asset Management LLC grew its position in shares of Scholastic by 19.0% during the 4th quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns …

Scholastic logoGeode Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Scholastic Corp (NASDAQ:SCHL) by 8.9% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 324,111 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 26,384 shares during the quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.92% of Scholastic worth $13,048,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in SCHL. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in Scholastic by 5.5% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,181,729 shares of the company’s stock valued at $168,356,000 after purchasing an additional 217,578 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC grew its position in shares of Scholastic by 19.0% during the 4th quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 632,875 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,478,000 after buying an additional 100,843 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc grew its position in shares of Scholastic by 3.1% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 2,495,369 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,509,000 after buying an additional 74,211 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Scholastic by 3.1% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,495,369 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,509,000 after buying an additional 74,211 shares during the period. Finally, CI Investments Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Scholastic during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $1,718,000. 81.05% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In related news, EVP Judith Newman sold 3,587 shares of Scholastic stock in a transaction on Friday, January 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.65, for a total value of $149,398.55. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 12,748 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $530,954.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 21.79% of the company’s stock.

Shares of SCHL stock opened at $40.82 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $1.45 billion, a PE ratio of 28.55 and a beta of 0.75. Scholastic Corp has a 52 week low of $36.30 and a 52 week high of $47.94.

Scholastic (NASDAQ:SCHL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 21st. The company reported ($0.32) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.27) by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $360.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $371.10 million. Scholastic had a return on equity of 4.30% and a net margin of 2.89%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.60 EPS. Research analysts expect that Scholastic Corp will post 1.62 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 17th. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 30th will be given a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 29th. Scholastic’s payout ratio is currently 41.96%.

Several brokerages have recently commented on SCHL. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Scholastic from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 4th. BidaskClub raised shares of Scholastic from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 18th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Scholastic from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $44.50.

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Scholastic Profile

Scholastic Corporation publishes and distributes children’s books worldwide. It operates in three segments: Children’s Book Publishing and Distribution, Education, and International. The Children’s Book Publishing and Distribution segment publishes and distributes children’s books, e-books, media, and interactive products through its school book club and school book fair channels, as well as through its trade channel.

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Citigroup Inc. Has $44000 Position in BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr (BDJ)

Citigroup Inc. lessened its position in shares of BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr (NYSE:BDJ) by 72.9% during the 4th quarter, according to …

BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr logoCitigroup Inc. lessened its position in shares of BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr (NYSE:BDJ) by 72.9% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 5,658 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 15,233 shares during the quarter. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr were worth $44,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in BDJ. Shaker Financial Services LLC grew its position in BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr by 1,898.6% during the fourth quarter. Shaker Financial Services LLC now owns 565,886 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $4,397,000 after buying an additional 537,572 shares during the period. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr by 14.8% during the fourth quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 2,496,571 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $19,398,000 after purchasing an additional 322,187 shares in the last quarter. CWM LLC purchased a new position in BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr during the fourth quarter valued at $2,296,000. Ashford Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr during the third quarter valued at $2,788,000. Finally, Shulman DeMeo Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr during the fourth quarter valued at $1,467,000.

BDJ opened at $8.75 on Thursday. BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr has a 52-week low of $7.23 and a 52-week high of $9.58.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.0467 per share. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.40%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 12th.

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BlackRock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Tr Profile

BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched by BlackRock, Inc The fund is managed by BlackRock Advisors, LLC. It invests in the public equity markets of the United States. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. It primarily invests in dividend paying stocks of companies across all market capitalizations.

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Graham (GHC) Sets New 52-Week High at $702.00

Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC grew its position in Graham by 1,344.0% during the 4th quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns …

Graham logoGraham Holdings Co (NYSE:GHC) reached a new 52-week high on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $702.00 and last traded at $701.50, with a volume of 254 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $694.00.

Separately, ValuEngine lowered Graham from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 1st.

The stock has a market capitalization of $3.71 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.38 and a beta of 0.40. The company has a quick ratio of 1.80, a current ratio of 1.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 18th will be given a dividend of $1.39 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 17th. This represents a $5.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.80%.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in GHC. Norges Bank bought a new stake in Graham during the 4th quarter worth approximately $59,399,000. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. grew its position in Graham by 731.1% during the 4th quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 36,184 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,197,000 after acquiring an additional 31,830 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in Graham by 4.1% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 393,182 shares of the company’s stock worth $251,864,000 after acquiring an additional 15,390 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in Graham by 4.2% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 318,287 shares of the company’s stock worth $203,890,000 after acquiring an additional 12,844 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC grew its position in Graham by 1,344.0% during the 4th quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 13,675 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,760,000 after acquiring an additional 12,728 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 69.75% of the company’s stock.

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About Graham (NYSE:GHC)

Graham Holdings Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified education and media company worldwide. It provides test preparation services and materials, as well as data science education, and training and healthcare simulation services; professional training and exam preparation for professional certifications and licensures; and non-academic operations support services to Purdue University Global.

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Two Sigma Advisers LP Sells 93452 Shares of Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT)

Finally, WINTON GROUP Ltd boosted its position in shares of Camden Property Trust by 672.2% during the fourth quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now …

Camden Property Trust logoTwo Sigma Advisers LP cut its holdings in Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) by 40.4% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 137,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 93,452 shares during the quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP owned about 0.15% of Camden Property Trust worth $12,133,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the business. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its position in shares of Camden Property Trust by 8,705.0% during the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 3,206,341 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $36,000 after purchasing an additional 3,169,926 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Camden Property Trust by 3.9% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 12,776,516 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,124,973,000 after purchasing an additional 481,528 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its position in shares of Camden Property Trust by 5,077.4% during the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 315,511 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $27,781,000 after purchasing an additional 309,417 shares in the last quarter. Strs Ohio boosted its position in shares of Camden Property Trust by 216.5% during the fourth quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 391,146 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $34,440,000 after purchasing an additional 267,579 shares in the last quarter. Finally, WINTON GROUP Ltd boosted its position in shares of Camden Property Trust by 672.2% during the fourth quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 265,771 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $23,401,000 after purchasing an additional 231,353 shares in the last quarter. 87.86% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other Camden Property Trust news, Director William F. Paulsen sold 2,890 shares of Camden Property Trust stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $97.17, for a total value of $280,821.30. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 3.40% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on CPT shares. Janney Montgomery Scott raised shares of Camden Property Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $99.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, December 19th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group upgraded shares of Camden Property Trust from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $92.00 to $96.00 in a report on Friday, January 4th. SunTrust Banks upgraded shares of Camden Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 15th. Mizuho upgraded shares of Camden Property Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $103.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Camden Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 31st. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $99.81.

Shares of CPT stock opened at $102.50 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 0.33, a quick ratio of 0.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69. Camden Property Trust has a 1 year low of $82.60 and a 1 year high of $102.57. The firm has a market capitalization of $10.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.28 and a beta of 0.54.

Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.22 by ($0.81). Camden Property Trust had a net margin of 16.36% and a return on equity of 4.56%. The business had revenue of $244.92 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $243.35 million. Research analysts expect that Camden Property Trust will post 5.06 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 29th will be paid a $0.80 dividend. This is a positive change from Camden Property Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.77. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 28th. Camden Property Trust’s payout ratio is presently 67.09%.

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About Camden Property Trust

Camden Property Trust, an S&P 400 Company, is a real estate company engaged in the ownership, management, development, redevelopment, acquisition, and construction of multifamily apartment communities. Camden owns interests in and operates 161 properties containing 55,160 apartment homes across the United States.

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