Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its holdings in Entegris Inc (NASDAQ:ENTG) by 308.6% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 47,869 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 36,153 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Entegris were worth $1,458,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in ENTG. Aperio Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of Entegris by 7.5% during the fourth quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 35,024 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $1,066,000 after acquiring an additional 2,431 shares in the last quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP increased its holdings in Entegris by 546.7% in the 4th quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP now owns 112,550 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $3,427,000 after buying an additional 95,145 shares during the period. Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. acquired a new position in Entegris in the 4th quarter worth approximately $403,000. Moody Aldrich Partners LLC increased its holdings in Entegris by 23.4% in the 4th quarter. Moody Aldrich Partners LLC now owns 94,247 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $2,870,000 after buying an additional 17,879 shares during the period. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its holdings in Entegris by 50.6% in the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 8,016 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $244,000 after buying an additional 2,692 shares during the period. 95.59% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
In other news, Director Michael A. Bradley sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.00, for a total transaction of $150,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 65,557 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,966,710. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Bertrand Loy sold 175,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.48, for a total value of $5,859,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 581,012 shares in the company, valued at approximately $19,452,281.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 305,337 shares of company stock worth $10,210,586. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Entegris Inc (NASDAQ:ENTG) opened at $34.35 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 3.63 and a quick ratio of 2.95. Entegris Inc has a 52-week low of $20.85 and a 52-week high of $35.35. The company has a market capitalization of $4,763.52, a P/E ratio of 58.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 1.51.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 21st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 31st were given a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, January 30th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.82%. Entegris’s dividend payout ratio is presently 23.73%.
Entegris, Inc is a global developer, manufacturer and supplier of microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals and materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries. The Company operates in three business segments: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM), Advanced Materials Handling (AMH) and Microcontamination Control (MC).
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