Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR) VP Dieter Laininger sold 5,187 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $202.07, for a total value of $1,048,137.09. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Dieter Laininger also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, November 13th, Dieter Laininger sold 1,500 shares of Quaker Chemical stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $200.67, for a total value of $301,005.00.

NYSE KWR traded up $1.83 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $204.48. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 37,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 53,286. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.67 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.81, a PEG ratio of 3.05 and a beta of 1.37. Quaker Chemical Corp has a 1-year low of $137.95 and a 1-year high of $211.14. The company has a current ratio of 2.72, a quick ratio of 2.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11.

Quaker Chemical (NYSE:KWR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.60 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.53 by $0.07. Quaker Chemical had a return on equity of 18.36% and a net margin of 4.83%. The company had revenue of $222.02 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $221.31 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.32 EPS. Quaker Chemical’s quarterly revenue was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Quaker Chemical Corp will post 5.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 17th will be issued a dividend of $0.37 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 16th. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.72%. Quaker Chemical’s payout ratio is currently 29.54%.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Quaker Chemical during the third quarter valued at approximately $104,000. Fruth Investment Management acquired a new position in shares of Quaker Chemical during the third quarter valued at approximately $202,000. WealthTrust Axiom LLC acquired a new position in shares of Quaker Chemical during the third quarter valued at approximately $202,000. CIBC Asset Management Inc acquired a new position in shares of Quaker Chemical during the third quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Quaker Chemical during the third quarter valued at approximately $204,000. 93.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

KWR has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. B. Riley set a $170.00 price target on Quaker Chemical and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised Quaker Chemical from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, Sidoti upped their price target on Quaker Chemical from $151.00 to $176.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Quaker Chemical currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $179.40.

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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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