Flinton Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Harsco Co. (NYSE:HSC) by 6.1% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 13,132 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 756 shares during the quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Harsco were worth $261,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Harsco by 4.0% during the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 11,572,319 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $330,390,000 after purchasing an additional 444,922 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Harsco by 2.9% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 10,841,968 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $309,539,000 after purchasing an additional 303,108 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its position in shares of Harsco by 2.9% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 10,841,968 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $309,539,000 after acquiring an additional 303,108 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of Harsco by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,329,047 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $46,256,000 after acquiring an additional 58,735 shares in the last quarter. Finally, SG Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Harsco by 19.8% in the fourth quarter. SG Capital Management LLC now owns 1,541,239 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $30,609,000 after acquiring an additional 255,037 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 83.08% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE:HSC opened at $21.77 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.45, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.87. Harsco Co. has a 52-week low of $18.87 and a 52-week high of $30.05. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.73 billion, a PE ratio of 16.62 and a beta of 2.51.

Harsco (NYSE:HSC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 21st. The industrial products company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.04. Harsco had a return on equity of 38.66% and a net margin of 7.96%. The business had revenue of $437.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $437.23 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.20 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Harsco Co. will post 1.4 EPS for the current fiscal year.

HSC has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Harsco from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 24th. ValuEngine downgraded Harsco from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 11th. Finally, Singular Research restated a “buy” rating on shares of Harsco in a research report on Thursday, March 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Harsco currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $30.50.

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Harsco Profile

Harsco Corporation provides industrial services and engineered products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Harsco Metals & Minerals, Harsco Industrial, and Harsco Rail. The Harsco Metals & Minerals segment provides on-site services of material logistics, product quality improvement, and resource recovery for iron, steel, and metals manufacturing; and value added environmental solutions for industrial co-products, as well as produces industrial abrasives and roofing granules.

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