Chase Co. (NYSEMKT:CCF) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Monday.

Shares of Chase (NYSEMKT CCF) traded up 2.74% on Monday, hitting $95.45. The stock had a trading volume of 17,497 shares. The stock has a market cap of $883.68 million, a P/E ratio of 21.70 and a beta of 1.64. Chase has a 1-year low of $61.02 and a 1-year high of $116.15. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $103.53 and its 200 day moving average is $100.36.

Chase (NYSEMKT:CCF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 5th. The construction company reported $1.12 EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $64.90 million during the quarter. Chase had a return on equity of 24.60% and a net margin of 18.27%. Equities analysts forecast that Chase will post $1.91 EPS for the current year.

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In other news, Director George M. Hughes sold 500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $109.46, for a total value of $54,730.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 1,899 shares in the company, valued at approximately $207,864.54. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 900 shares of company stock worth $94,080.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Chase by 4.6% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,351 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $144,000 after buying an additional 59 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc raised its stake in Chase by 4.5% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 1,726 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $184,000 after buying an additional 74 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in Chase by 17.5% in the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,863 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $199,000 after buying an additional 278 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. acquired a new stake in Chase during the second quarter worth approximately $221,000. Finally, Citadel Advisors LLC raised its stake in Chase by 11.1% in the second quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 2,447 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $261,000 after buying an additional 245 shares during the period.

Chase Company Profile

Chase Corporation is engaged in manufacturing of protective materials for reliability applications. The Company’s operating segments include industrial materials segment and construction materials segment. The Industrial Materials segment includes specified products that are used in, or integrated into, another company’s product, with demand typically dependent upon general economic conditions.

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