Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAKE) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

According to Zacks, “LAKELAND INDUSTRIES, INC. has five divisions and three wholly-owned subsidiaries: One large division manufactures disposable/limited use garments and the four smaller divisions, Chemland, manufactures suits for use by toxic waste clean up teams; Fireland Fyrepel Products, manufactures fire and heat protective apparel and protective systems for personnel; Highland, manufactures specialty safety and industrial work gloves and Uniland, manufactures industrial and medical woven cloth garments. “

A number of other research firms also recently commented on LAKE. ValuEngine downgraded Lakeland Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Roth Capital started coverage on Lakeland Industries in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $18.00 target price on the stock. Finally, TheStreet raised Lakeland Industries from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 28th.

Lakeland Industries (LAKE) opened at 13.70 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $99.52 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.03 and a beta of -0.10. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $14.38 and its 200 day moving average price is $12.54. Lakeland Industries has a 52-week low of $9.61 and a 52-week high of $17.18.

Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ:LAKE) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, September 13th. The medical instruments supplier reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20 by $0.05. Lakeland Industries had a return on equity of 8.27% and a net margin of 6.65%. The company had revenue of $23.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.91 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.20 EPS. Lakeland Industries’s quarterly revenue was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Lakeland Industries will post $0.81 EPS for the current year.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in LAKE. Nationwide Fund Advisors lifted its holdings in shares of Lakeland Industries by 4,456.5% in the 2nd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 9,113 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $132,000 after purchasing an additional 8,913 shares during the last quarter. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Lakeland Industries in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $164,000. TFS Capital LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Lakeland Industries by 35.5% in the 1st quarter. TFS Capital LLC now owns 15,446 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $166,000 after purchasing an additional 4,043 shares during the last quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Lakeland Industries by 7.1% in the 2nd quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. now owns 12,211 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $177,000 after purchasing an additional 811 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Lakeland Industries by 54.8% in the 1st quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 19,556 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $210,000 after purchasing an additional 6,924 shares during the last quarter. 42.35% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Lakeland Industries

Lakeland Industries, Inc (Lakeland) manufactures and sells a line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial and public protective clothing market. The Company’s product categories include limited use/disposable protective clothing; high-end chemical protective suits; firefighting, flame resistant personal protective equipment (FR PPE) and heat protective apparel; reusable woven garments; high visibility clothing, and glove and sleeves.

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