Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) Director Mark Douglas sold 1,575 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $164.23, for a total transaction of $258,662.25. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation (KWR) traded down $4.35 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $160.43. 82,002 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 57,600. The company has a quick ratio of 2.25, a current ratio of 2.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16. Quaker Chemical Corporation has a 1-year low of $124.92 and a 1-year high of $165.93. The company has a market cap of $2,190.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.72, a PEG ratio of 2.98 and a beta of 1.36.

Quaker Chemical (NYSE:KWR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.32 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.26 by $0.06. Quaker Chemical had a net margin of 5.93% and a return on equity of 15.43%. The business had revenue of $212.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $200.71 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.25 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Quaker Chemical Corporation will post 5 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 17th will be issued a $0.355 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 16th. This represents a $1.42 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.89%. Quaker Chemical’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 39.66%.

KWR has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Quaker Chemical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $153.00 price target on shares of Quaker Chemical in a report on Sunday, September 3rd. FBR & Co set a $165.00 price target on shares of Quaker Chemical and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Quaker Chemical from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, B. Riley set a $165.00 price objective on shares of Quaker Chemical and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $163.50.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Flinton Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Quaker Chemical by 29.7% in the 2nd quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 768 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $111,000 after buying an additional 176 shares during the period. Riverhead Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Quaker Chemical by 55.3% in the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 932 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $135,000 after buying an additional 332 shares during the period. Advisor Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Quaker Chemical by 15.6% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 954 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $139,000 after buying an additional 129 shares during the period. Everence Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Quaker Chemical in the 2nd quarter worth about $212,000. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Quaker Chemical in the 2nd quarter worth about $246,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.70% of the company’s stock.

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Quaker Chemical Company Profile

Quaker Chemical Corporation is a provider of process fluids, chemical specialties, and technical expertise to a range of industries, including steel, aluminum, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, cans and others. The Company’s segments include North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia/Pacific and South America.

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