Teachers Advisors LLC raised its position in Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) by 2.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 25,695 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after buying an additional 578 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC’s holdings in Quaker Chemical Corporation were worth $3,383,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation by 54.2% in the first quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 777 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 273 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department raised its stake in shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation by 17.8% in the first quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 12,424 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $1,636,000 after buying an additional 1,875 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its stake in shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation by 7.0% in the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 18,408 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $2,423,000 after buying an additional 1,208 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its stake in shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation by 42.3% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 5,575 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $734,000 after buying an additional 1,656 shares during the period. Finally, Profund Advisors LLC raised its stake in Quaker Chemical Corporation by 20.1% in the first quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 2,064 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $272,000 after buying an additional 345 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 83.19% of the company’s stock.

Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) traded down 0.04% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $135.43. 2,961 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $144.64 and a 200 day moving average price of $138.65. Quaker Chemical Corporation has a 12 month low of $96.13 and a 12 month high of $154.38. The stock has a market cap of $1.80 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.43 and a beta of 1.22.

Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.24 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.24. Quaker Chemical Corporation had a return on equity of 15.52% and a net margin of 6.73%. The business had revenue of $201.18 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $197.23 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.11 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that Quaker Chemical Corporation will post $4.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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KWR has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $160.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $153.00 target price on shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. FBR & Co restated a “marketperform” rating on shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd.

In other Quaker Chemical Corporation news, VP D Jeffry Benoliel sold 3,000 shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $137.69, for a total transaction of $413,070.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 26,114 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,595,636.66. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Donald R. Caldwell sold 1,000 shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $138.60, for a total value of $138,600.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 9,210 shares in the company, valued at $1,276,506. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 5,800 shares of company stock worth $802,860 over the last 90 days. 3.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

About Quaker Chemical Corporation

Quaker Chemical Corporation is a provider of process fluids, chemical specialties, and technical expertise to a range of industries, including steel, aluminum, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, cans and others. The Company’s segments include North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia/Pacific and South America.

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