FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) rose 3.5% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $10.96 and last traded at $10.91, with a volume of 77,054 shares. The stock had previously closed at $10.54.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded FutureFuel Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 12th.

The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $11.49 and its 200 day moving average price is $11.34. The firm has a market cap of $477.87 million, a PE ratio of 8.06 and a beta of 1.28.

FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.09. FutureFuel Corp. had a return on equity of 15.02% and a net margin of 23.21%. The firm earned $67.88 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $93.50 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.09 EPS. FutureFuel Corp.’s quarterly revenue was down 35.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that FutureFuel Corp. will post $1.00 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director Donald C. Bedell acquired 3,000 shares of FutureFuel Corp. stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 28th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $9.87 per share, for a total transaction of $29,610.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 43.40% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its position in FutureFuel Corp. by 0.9% in the first quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 1,515,382 shares of the company’s stock valued at $17,866,000 after buying an additional 13,347 shares during the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its position in FutureFuel Corp. by 2.0% in the first quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 242,162 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,855,000 after buying an additional 4,750 shares during the last quarter. AXA purchased a new position in FutureFuel Corp. during the first quarter valued at approximately $511,000. BlackRock Group LTD increased its position in FutureFuel Corp. by 16.2% in the first quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 18,741 shares of the company’s stock valued at $221,000 after buying an additional 2,611 shares during the last quarter. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its position in FutureFuel Corp. by 74.6% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 21,653 shares of the company’s stock valued at $255,000 after buying an additional 9,253 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 38.86% of the company’s stock.

About FutureFuel Corp.

FutureFuel Corp. is engaged in the chemical and biofuels business. The FutureFuel Chemical Company, a subsidiary of Company, manufactures chemical products and bio-based products comprising biofuels and bio-based specialty chemical products. The Company operates in two segments: chemicals and biofuels.

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