FutureFuel Corp. (FF) Trading Down 2.5%
Shares of FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) traded down 2.5% on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $10.45 and last traded at $10.55, with a volume of 100,492 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $10.82.
A number of equities analysts recently commented on FF shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded FutureFuel Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 4th. TheStreet downgraded FutureFuel Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, April 8th.
The stock has a market capitalization of $469.56 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.68. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $10.80 and a 200-day moving average price of $11.70.
FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 10th. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.07. The business earned $46.64 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $82.50 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.19 EPS. Analysts anticipate that FutureFuel Corp. will post $1.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other FutureFuel Corp. news, Director Donald C. Bedell acquired 3,000 shares of FutureFuel Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 28th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $9.87 per share, with a total value of $29,610.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.
Other hedge funds and institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Russell Frank Co raised its position in FutureFuel Corp. by 18.6% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 79,031 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,082,000 after buying an additional 12,380 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its position in FutureFuel Corp. by 5.0% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 151,553 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,046,000 after buying an additional 7,268 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in FutureFuel Corp. by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 183,332 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,475,000 after buying an additional 3,776 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP raised its position in FutureFuel Corp. by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 266,172 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,593,000 after buying an additional 6,689 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in FutureFuel Corp. by 9.7% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,559,271 shares of the company’s stock worth $21,050,000 after buying an additional 138,031 shares in the last quarter.
FutureFuel Corp. is engaged in the chemical and biofuels business. The FutureFuel Chemical Company, a subsidiary of Company, manufactures chemical products and bio-based products comprising biofuels and bio-based specialty chemical products. The Company operates in two segments: chemicals and biofuels.
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