WD-40 Co. (WDFC) Sees Strong Trading Volume
WD-40 Co. (NASDAQ:WDFC) saw strong trading volume on Monday . 66,529 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 7% from the previous session’s volume of 71,199 shares.The stock last traded at $118.96 and had previously closed at $119.82.
A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered WD-40 from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $106.00 price target on shares of WD-40 in a research report on Monday, July 11th. Finally, Jefferies Group assumed coverage on WD-40 in a research report on Thursday. They issued a “hold” rating and a $120.00 price target for the company.
The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $117.31 and its 200 day moving average price is $110.58. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.70 billion and a PE ratio of 34.64.
WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 7th. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.02. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.75 EPS. The business earned $96.40 million during the quarter. WD-40’s revenue was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that WD-40 Co. will post $3.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director Mario L. Crivello sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $117.61, for a total value of $117,610.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, VP Jay Rembolt sold 570 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $117.00, for a total value of $66,690.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 34,966 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,091,022. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in WD-40 stock. Advisors Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in WD-40 Co. (NASDAQ:WDFC) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 10,190 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,005,000. Advisors Asset Management Inc. owned approximately 0.07% of WD-40 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
WD-40 Company, is a global consumer Products Company. As of August 31, 2012, the Company’s products included WD-40 Smart Straw, WD-40 Trigger Pro, 3-IN-ONE Professional Garage Door Lube, Spot Shot Pet Clean which is a non-aerosol Spot Shot trigger product, and a mildew stain remover under the X-14 brand.
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