FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) shares traded up 4.4% on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $11.75 and last traded at $11.72, with a volume of 81,450 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.23.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut FutureFuel Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. TheStreet cut FutureFuel Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 8th.

FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 10th. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $46.64 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $82.50 million. FutureFuel Corp.’s revenue for the quarter was down 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.19 earnings per share.

In other FutureFuel Corp. news, Director Donald C. Bedell bought 3,000 shares of FutureFuel Corp. stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 28th. The stock was bought at an average price of $9.87 per share, with a total value of $29,610.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in FutureFuel Corp. stock. First Trust Advisors LP raised its position in shares of FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) by 2.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 266,172 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 6,689 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP owned 0.61% of FutureFuel Corp. worth $3,593,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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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