According to Zacks, “PQ Group Holdings Inc. is an integrated, provider of catalysts, specialty materials and chemicals and services. It operates primarily in North America, Europe, South America and Asia. The company serves refinery, emissions control and petrochemical industries. PQ Group Holdings Inc. is based in MALVERN, United States. “
PQ Group stock opened at $15.90 on Friday. PQ Group has a twelve month low of $13.28 and a twelve month high of $18.54. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $15.81. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 2.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28. The firm has a market cap of $2.16 billion, a PE ratio of 18.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 0.68.
In other PQ Group news, insider Ray Kolberg sold 12,077 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.87, for a total transaction of $191,661.99. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 2.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Shapiro Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of PQ Group by 11.7% in the 4th quarter. Shapiro Capital Management LLC now owns 4,001,646 shares of the company’s stock valued at $59,264,000 after buying an additional 417,954 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in PQ Group by 2.3% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,491,710 shares of the company’s stock worth $36,903,000 after purchasing an additional 55,150 shares during the last quarter. Boston Partners raised its holdings in PQ Group by 2.3% during the first quarter. Boston Partners now owns 2,186,449 shares of the company’s stock worth $33,168,000 after purchasing an additional 49,885 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in PQ Group by 65.2% during the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 656,680 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,726,000 after purchasing an additional 259,078 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp raised its holdings in PQ Group by 1.6% during the fourth quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 464,321 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,876,000 after purchasing an additional 7,316 shares during the last quarter. 68.85% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
PQ Group Company Profile
PQ Group Holdings Inc provides catalysts, specialty materials and chemicals, and services in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Environmental Catalysts and Services; and Performance Materials and Chemicals. It primarily offers refinery catalysts, emissions control catalysts, and catalyst recycling services for fuels and emission controls use; silica gels for edible oil and beer clarification; precipitated silicas and zeolites for the surface coating, dentifrice, and dishwasher and laundry detergent applications; reflective markings for roadways and airports; and hollow glass beads or microspheres for cement additive, metal finishing, and oil well cement uses.
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