Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado continued to hold its stake in Quaker Chemical Corp. (NYSE:KWR) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 121,377 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado owned about 0.92% of Quaker Chemical Corp. worth $10,827,000 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 the company. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Quaker Chemical Corp. by 0.7% in the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 14,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,320,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Quaker Chemical Corp. by 1.7% in the second quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 5,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $526,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its position in shares of Quaker Chemical Corp. by 6.0% in the second quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 4,413 shares of the company’s stock valued at $394,000 after buying an additional 250 shares during the period. Kwmg LLC boosted its position in shares of Quaker Chemical Corp. by 9.1% in the second quarter. Kwmg LLC now owns 7,265 shares of the company’s stock valued at $648,000 after buying an additional 607 shares during the period. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its position in shares of Quaker Chemical Corp. by 2.3% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 35,032 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,973,000 after buying an additional 800 shares during the period. 82.26% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Quaker Chemical Corp. (NYSE:KWR)

Quaker Chemical Corp. (NYSE:KWR) traded down 1.35% during trading on Friday, reaching $104.21. The company had a trading volume of 43,409 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $101.71 and its 200 day moving average price is $92.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.38 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.74 and a beta of 1.43. Quaker Chemical Corp. has a one year low of $68.20 and a one year high of $107.10.

Quaker Chemical Corp. (NYSE:KWR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $1.11 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $186.91 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $187.77 million. Quaker Chemical Corp. had a return on equity of 15.21% and a net margin of 7.28%. The company’s revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.15 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Quaker Chemical Corp. will post $4.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 17th will be issued a dividend of $0.345 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 13th. This represents a $1.38 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.32%. Quaker Chemical Corp.’s payout ratio is 34.07%.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on KWR. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Quaker Chemical Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 4th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating on shares of Quaker Chemical Corp. in a research report on Sunday, July 17th.

About Quaker Chemical Corp.

Quaker Chemical Corporation is engaged in providing process fluids, chemical specialties and technical expertise to a range of industries, including steel, aluminum, automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, cans and others. The Company operates through four segments: North America, the Europe; Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia/Pacific, and South America.

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