Renaissance Technologies LLC reduced its stake in Oil-Dri Corporation Of America (NYSE:ODC) by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 407,625 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 6,100 shares during the quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned 7.98% of Oil-Dri Corporation Of America worth $17,124,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of ODC. Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its position in Oil-Dri Corporation Of America by 16.1% in the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 9,911 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $417,000 after acquiring an additional 1,377 shares in the last quarter. Cardinal Capital Management lifted its position in Oil-Dri Corporation Of America by 15.3% during the 2nd quarter. Cardinal Capital Management now owns 30,061 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $1,263,000 after buying an additional 3,994 shares in the last quarter. Algert Global LLC bought a new stake in Oil-Dri Corporation Of America during the 2nd quarter worth about $217,000. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL lifted its position in Oil-Dri Corporation Of America by 5.2% during the 2nd quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 590,250 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $24,796,000 after buying an additional 29,216 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. lifted its position in Oil-Dri Corporation Of America by 7.5% during the 2nd quarter. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 188,281 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $7,909,000 after buying an additional 13,190 shares in the last quarter. 53.97% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Separately, BidaskClub raised shares of Oil-Dri Corporation Of America from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th.

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Shares of Oil-Dri Corporation Of America (ODC) opened at 41.58 on Friday. Oil-Dri Corporation Of America has a 12 month low of $31.35 and a 12 month high of $50.82. The company has a market capitalization of $303.37 million, a PE ratio of 20.76 and a beta of 1.12. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $44.57 and its 200 day moving average is $40.59.

In related news, Director Allan H. Selig purchased 1,000 shares of Oil-Dri Corporation Of America stock in a transaction on Friday, July 21st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $43.51 per share, for a total transaction of $43,510.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 30,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,327,055. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 13.86% of the company’s stock.

Oil-Dri Corporation Of America Profile

Oil-Dri Corporation of America is engaged in developing, manufacturing and/or marketing sorbent products. The Company operates through two segments: Retail and Wholesale Products Group, and Business to Business Products Group. The Retail and Wholesale Products Group’s customers include mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstore chains, dollar stores, distributors of industrial cleanup and automotive products, environmental service companies and sports field product users.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Oil-Dri Corporation Of America (NYSE:ODC)

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