BioFuel Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:GRBK) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $12.25 and last traded at $12.25, with a volume of 836 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $12.15.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub raised BioFuel Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 18th. JMP Securities raised BioFuel Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $13.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th.

The company has a market capitalization of $613.30 million, a PE ratio of 11.64 and a beta of 1.64.

BioFuel Energy (NASDAQ:GRBK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, March 12th. The financial services provider reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by ($0.01). BioFuel Energy had a return on equity of 12.00% and a net margin of 4.13%. The business had revenue of $136.38 million during the quarter.

In related news, Director John R. Farris sold 14,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.89, for a total transaction of $154,638.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 73,787 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $803,540.43. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director John R. Farris bought 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 16th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $10.13 per share, with a total value of $253,250.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 52.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in GRBK. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in BioFuel Energy by 15.8% during the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 35,957 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $406,000 after buying an additional 4,901 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of BioFuel Energy by 1.4% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,304,510 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $14,741,000 after purchasing an additional 17,819 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of BioFuel Energy by 2.3% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 217,146 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,453,000 after purchasing an additional 4,977 shares during the period. AWH Capital L.P. acquired a new position in shares of BioFuel Energy in the 4th quarter valued at $7,945,000. Finally, Ranger Investment Management L.P. boosted its position in shares of BioFuel Energy by 7.0% in the 4th quarter. Ranger Investment Management L.P. now owns 271,530 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $3,068,000 after purchasing an additional 17,750 shares during the period. 81.65% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

BioFuel Energy Company Profile

Green Brick Partners, Inc operates as a homebuilding and land development company in the United States. It operates in Builder Operations and Land Development segments. The company is involved in the land acquisition and development, entitlements, design, construction, marketing, and sale of townhomes, single family, and luxury homes in residential neighborhoods and master planned communities; development and sale of lots for public and large private builders; and land and construction financing business.

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