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W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) VP Pamela K. Wagoner sold 30,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $99.03, for a total transaction of $2,970,900.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Macquarie upgraded shares of W.R. Grace & Co. from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 12th. Analysts at Goldman Sachs downgraded shares of W.R. Grace & Co. from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $106.00.

W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) traded down 0.42% on Wednesday, hitting $98.91. 171,177 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. W.R. Grace & Co. has a 1-year low of $78.99 and a 1-year high of $105.05. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $95. and its 200-day moving average is $96.10. The company has a market cap of $7.401 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.35.

W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 23rd. The company reported $1.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $838.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $863.79 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.12 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that W.R. Grace & Co. will post $4.44 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

W.R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) is engaged in the production and sale of specialty chemicals and specialty materials on a global basis.

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