Bokf Na boosted its position in WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) by 35.1% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 3,986 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,035 shares during the quarter. Bokf Na’s holdings in WD-40 were worth $730,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of WDFC. Federated Investors Inc. PA lifted its stake in shares of WD-40 by 1,634.3% during the third quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 217,948 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $37,509,000 after purchasing an additional 205,381 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of WD-40 by 3.6% during the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,985,041 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $341,624,000 after purchasing an additional 68,453 shares in the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of WD-40 by 31.6% during the fourth quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 248,187 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $45,480,000 after purchasing an additional 59,571 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its stake in shares of WD-40 by 1.7% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 1,370,237 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $235,818,000 after purchasing an additional 23,118 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of WD-40 by 1.7% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,370,237 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $235,818,000 after purchasing an additional 23,118 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.69% of the company’s stock.
WDFC has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut WD-40 from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, December 14th. DA Davidson initiated coverage on WD-40 in a research note on Friday, December 7th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. BidaskClub cut WD-40 from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 15th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded WD-40 from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $149.67.
WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 9th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.95. WD-40 had a return on equity of 38.51% and a net margin of 15.98%. The business had revenue of $101.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $99.10 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.90 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that WD-40 will post 4.56 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 19th will be given a dividend of $0.61 per share. This represents a $2.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.41%. WD-40’s payout ratio is 59.08%.
WD-40 Company develops and sells maintenance products, and homecare and cleaning products in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company offers multi-purpose maintenance products, including aerosol sprays, non-aerosol trigger sprays, and in liquid-bulk form products under the WD-40 Multi-Use brand name for various consumer uses and industrial applications; specialty maintenance products, such as penetrants, degreasers, corrosion inhibitors, greases, lubricants, and rust removers under the WD-40 Specialist brand; and bicycle maintenance products comprising wet and dry chain lubricants, chain cleaners and degreasers, and foaming wash products for avid and recreational cyclists, bike enthusiasts, and mechanics under the WD-40 Bike brand name.
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