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PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) VP David B. Navikas sold 9,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $201.13, for a total value of $1,810,170.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 22,694 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,564,444. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on PPG. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of PPG Industries in a research note on Friday, July 18th. They now have a $230.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $225.00. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of PPG Industries in a research note on Friday, July 18th. They now have a $218.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of PPG Industries in a research note on Friday, July 18th. They now have a $235.00 price target on the stock. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. PPG Industries presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $208.92.

PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) traded up 0.35% on Friday, hitting $202.27. The stock had a trading volume of 441,170 shares. PPG Industries has a 52 week low of $155.27 and a 52 week high of $213.01. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $205.1 and a 200-day moving average of $197.4. The company has a market cap of $27.880 billion and a P/E ratio of 13.45.

PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) last released its earnings data on Thursday, July 17th. The company reported $2.80 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.78 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $4.10 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.14 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.45 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that PPG Industries will post $9.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, September 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.67 per share. This represents a $2.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.32%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 7th.

PPG Industries, Inc (NYSE:PPG) is a global supplier of protective and decorative coatings.

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