Insider Buying: AgroFresh Solutions Inc (AGFS) Major Shareholder Buys 5,174 Shares of Stock

AgroFresh Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:AGFS) major shareholder Dowdupont Inc. bought 5,174 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 22nd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $7.00 per share, with a total value of $36,218.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Large shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Dowdupont Inc. also recently made the following trade(s):

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  • On Tuesday, March 20th, Dowdupont Inc. bought 2,085 shares of AgroFresh Solutions stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $7.00 per share, with a total value of $14,595.00.
  • On Tuesday, December 26th, Dowdupont Inc. bought 29,617 shares of AgroFresh Solutions stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $7.00 per share, with a total value of $207,319.00.

Shares of AgroFresh Solutions stock opened at $7.29 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $371.08, a P/E ratio of 15.51 and a beta of 0.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 2.51 and a quick ratio of 2.28. AgroFresh Solutions Inc has a 52 week low of $3.59 and a 52 week high of $9.05.

AgroFresh Solutions (NASDAQ:AGFS) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, March 14th. The basic materials company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.13). The firm had revenue of $54.14 million during the quarter. AgroFresh Solutions had a negative return on equity of 0.15% and a net margin of 14.31%.

Several brokerages have issued reports on AGFS. ValuEngine raised AgroFresh Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. BidaskClub raised AgroFresh Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of AGFS. Dow Chemical Co. DE boosted its stake in AgroFresh Solutions by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. Dow Chemical Co. DE now owns 18,178,238 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $127,793,000 after buying an additional 467,845 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of AgroFresh Solutions by 37.7% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 957,609 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $6,876,000 after purchasing an additional 262,328 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of AgroFresh Solutions by 176.4% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 226,106 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,623,000 after purchasing an additional 144,297 shares during the period. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC purchased a new stake in shares of AgroFresh Solutions during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $872,000. Finally, State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of AgroFresh Solutions by 30.9% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 358,217 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,573,000 after purchasing an additional 84,525 shares during the period. 36.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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AgroFresh Solutions Company Profile

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc, formerly Boulevard Acquisition Corp., is a developer of agricultural technologies that preserve the freshness and value of fresh produce, including apples, pears, kiwifruit, avocados and bananas, as well as flowers. The Company’s principal product, The SmartFresh Quality System (SmartFresh), regulates the post-harvest ripening effects of ethylene, the naturally occurring plant hormone that triggers ripening in certain fruits and vegetables, through technology.

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