Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR) VP Joseph A. Berquist sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $190.64, for a total transaction of $190,640.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 10,411 shares in the company, valued at $1,984,753.04. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of NYSE KWR opened at $189.87 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $2.52 billion, a PE ratio of 34.16, a PEG ratio of 2.90 and a beta of 1.35. Quaker Chemical Corp has a twelve month low of $137.95 and a twelve month high of $192.65. The company has a current ratio of 2.78, a quick ratio of 2.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14.

Quaker Chemical (NYSE:KWR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 30th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.56 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.43 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $221.96 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $214.72 million. Quaker Chemical had a net margin of 3.89% and a return on equity of 17.27%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.24 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Quaker Chemical Corp will post 5.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on KWR shares. Janney Montgomery Scott started coverage on shares of Quaker Chemical in a research note on Friday, July 13th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $170.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Quaker Chemical from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 12th. Finally, B. Riley set a $170.00 price objective on shares of Quaker Chemical and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 31st. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $176.20.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Sei Investments Co. boosted its position in shares of Quaker Chemical by 391.8% during the first quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 1,446 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $214,000 after purchasing an additional 1,152 shares in the last quarter. Evergreen Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Quaker Chemical during the first quarter worth $237,000. Vident Investment Advisory LLC bought a new position in shares of Quaker Chemical during the second quarter worth $253,000. Profund Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Quaker Chemical by 29.3% during the first quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 1,958 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $290,000 after purchasing an additional 444 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mainstay Capital Management LLC ADV bought a new position in shares of Quaker Chemical during the second quarter worth $298,000. 98.17% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Quaker Chemical Company Profile

Quaker Chemical Corporation develops, produces, and markets various formulated chemical specialty products for a range of heavy industrial and manufacturing applications in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia/Pacific, and South America. Its products include rolling lubricants used by manufacturers of steel in the hot and cold rolling of steel, and aluminum in the hot rolling of aluminum; machining and grinding compounds for use in cutting, shaping, and grinding metal parts; hydraulic fluids for steel, metalworking, and other customers to operate hydraulic equipment; corrosion preventives to protect metals during manufacture, storage, and shipment; and specialty greases used in automotive and aerospace production processes, steel manufacturing, and various other applications.

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