Croft Leominster Inc. maintained its stake in shares of Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 84,213 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. Croft Leominster Inc.’s holdings in Newell Brands were worth $3,972,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. BDO Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Newell Brands during the second quarter valued at $107,000. Harfst & Associates Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Newell Brands during the first quarter valued at $103,000. Israel Discount Bank of New York acquired a new position in shares of Newell Brands during the first quarter valued at $112,000. Parallel Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Newell Brands by 23.0% during the first quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 2,906 shares of the company’s stock valued at $132,000 after purchasing an additional 544 shares during the period. Finally, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its holdings in shares of Newell Brands by 52.4% during the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 3,164 shares of the company’s stock valued at $169,000 after purchasing an additional 1,088 shares during the period. 92.36% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $45.00 price target (down from $51.00) on shares of Newell Brands in a report on Thursday, September 21st. J P Morgan Chase & Co lowered their price target on Newell Brands from $58.00 to $56.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Newell Brands from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Jefferies Group LLC lowered Newell Brands from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $63.00 to $49.00 in a report on Monday, September 11th. Finally, Forward View reissued a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price target on shares of Newell Brands in a report on Monday, September 11th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $56.31.

In other Newell Brands news, CEO Michael B. Polk bought 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $43.61 per share, with a total value of $218,050.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 609,296 shares in the company, valued at $26,571,398.56. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Scott S. Cowen bought 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $43.60 per share, with a total value of $87,200.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 87,883 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,831,698.80. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have purchased 7,100 shares of company stock valued at $309,715. 0.97% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) traded up 0.05% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $42.71. The company had a trading volume of 2,469,108 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $44.57 and a 200 day moving average of $49.39. The company has a market capitalization of $20.93 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.72 and a beta of 1.15. Newell Brands Inc. has a 12-month low of $40.88 and a 12-month high of $55.08.

Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 4th. The company reported $0.87 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by $0.01. Newell Brands had a return on equity of 11.47% and a net margin of 7.87%. The business had revenue of $4.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.96 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.78 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Newell Brands Inc. will post $3.00 earnings per share for the current year.

Newell Brands declared that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Tuesday, September 26th that allows the company to repurchase $256.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization allows the company to purchase up to 1.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 31st were paid a dividend of $0.23 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.16%. Newell Brands’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 36.95%.

Newell Brands Company Profile

Newell Brands Inc is a marketer of consumer and commercial products. The Company’s segments include Writing, Home Solutions, Commercial Products, Baby & Parenting, Branded Consumables, Consumer Solutions, Outdoor Solutions and Process Solutions. Its products are marketed under a portfolio of brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, Expo, Parker, Elmer’s, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Mr.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL)

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