Geode Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) by 6.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 465,907 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 26,414 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC owned about 1.06% of FutureFuel Corp. worth $6,606,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of FF. Arizona State Retirement System raised its stake in shares of FutureFuel Corp. by 0.9% in the first quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 11,819 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $168,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust raised its stake in shares of FutureFuel Corp. by 0.5% in the first quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 20,302 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $288,000 after buying an additional 110 shares during the period. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. raised its stake in shares of FutureFuel Corp. by 2.6% in the first quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 27,516 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $390,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans raised its stake in shares of FutureFuel Corp. by 6.3% in the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 12,230 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $170,000 after buying an additional 730 shares during the period. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc raised its stake in shares of FutureFuel Corp. by 2.0% in the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 38,433 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $545,000 after buying an additional 758 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 42.42% of the company’s stock.

Shares of FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) traded down 0.40% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $14.84. 4,145 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $649.24 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.17 and a beta of 1.79. FutureFuel Corp. has a 52-week low of $10.24 and a 52-week high of $16.58. The company’s 50 day moving average is $14.86 and its 200 day moving average is $14.20.

FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The energy company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by $0.09. FutureFuel Corp. had a return on equity of 12.98% and a net margin of 18.86%. The business had revenue of $54.11 million during the quarter. On average, equities analysts forecast that FutureFuel Corp. will post $1.08 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several brokerages recently issued reports on FF. BidaskClub lowered shares of FutureFuel Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. TheStreet lowered shares of FutureFuel Corp. from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 10th.

In other FutureFuel Corp. news, Director Keith Neumeyer purchased 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 16th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $0.60 per share, with a total value of $60,000.00. 43.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

About FutureFuel Corp.

FutureFuel Corp. is the holding company of FutureFuel Chemical Company. FutureFuel Chemical Company manufactures diversified chemical products, bio-based products consisting of biofuels, and bio-based specialty chemical products. FutureFuel Chemical Company conducts its operations through two segments: chemicals and biofuels.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF)

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