Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR) VP Dieter Laininger sold 1,500 shares of Quaker Chemical stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $200.67, for a total value of $301,005.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Dieter Laininger also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, November 15th, Dieter Laininger sold 5,187 shares of Quaker Chemical stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $202.07, for a total value of $1,048,137.09.

NYSE KWR traded up $1.83 during trading on Thursday, reaching $204.48. 37,700 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 53,286. The company has a market capitalization of $2.67 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.05 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a current ratio of 2.72 and a quick ratio of 2.11. Quaker Chemical Corp has a 1 year low of $137.95 and a 1 year high of $211.14.

Quaker Chemical (NYSE:KWR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $222.02 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $221.31 million. Quaker Chemical had a return on equity of 18.36% and a net margin of 4.83%. Quaker Chemical’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.32 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts expect that Quaker Chemical Corp will post 5.97 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 17th will be issued a dividend of $0.37 per share. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 16th. Quaker Chemical’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 29.54%.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on KWR. B. Riley set a $170.00 target price on Quaker Chemical and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. Sidoti lifted their target price on Quaker Chemical from $151.00 to $176.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Quaker Chemical from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $179.40.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in KWR. Advisors Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Quaker Chemical by 22,999.3% during the 2nd quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 821,411 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $520,000 after buying an additional 817,855 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in Quaker Chemical by 7.2% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,810,056 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $280,323,000 after buying an additional 120,989 shares during the last quarter. Mainstay Capital Management LLC ADV purchased a new stake in Quaker Chemical during the 2nd quarter worth about $721,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its holdings in Quaker Chemical by 23.4% during the 3rd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 340,203 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $68,792,000 after buying an additional 64,472 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Standard Life Aberdeen plc lifted its holdings in Quaker Chemical by 5.7% during the 2nd quarter. Standard Life Aberdeen plc now owns 363,345 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $56,306,000 after buying an additional 19,711 shares during the last quarter. 93.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Quaker Chemical Company Profile

Quaker Chemical Corporation develops, produces, and markets various formulated chemical specialty products for a range of heavy industrial and manufacturing applications in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia/Pacific, and South America. Its products include rolling lubricants used by manufacturers of steel in the hot and cold rolling of steel, and aluminum in the hot rolling of aluminum; machining and grinding compounds for use in cutting, shaping, and grinding metal parts; hydraulic fluids for steel, metalworking, and other customers to operate hydraulic equipment; corrosion preventives to protect metals during manufacture, storage, and shipment; and specialty greases used in automotive and aerospace production processes, steel manufacturing, and various other applications.

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