Nicholas Co. Inc. WI raised its position in RPM International Inc. (NYSE:RPM) by 0.8% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 130,347 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Nicholas Co. Inc. WI owned about 0.10% of RPM International worth $7,016,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in RPM. FDx Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of RPM International during the second quarter worth approximately $205,000. Albion Financial Group UT acquired a new stake in shares of RPM International during the third quarter worth approximately $220,000. Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new stake in shares of RPM International during the third quarter worth approximately $236,000. Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of RPM International during the fourth quarter worth approximately $245,000. Finally, Riverhead Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of RPM International by 11.0% in the third quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 4,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $258,000 after buying an additional 477 shares during the last quarter. 73.12% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for RPM International (NYSE:RPM)

RPM International Inc. (NYSE:RPM) traded up 0.06% during trading on Thursday, reaching $52.67. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 355,730 shares. RPM International Inc. has a 12-month low of $38.83 and a 12-month high of $55.92. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $52.53 and its 200 day moving average price is $52.28. The company has a market capitalization of $7.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.57 and a beta of 1.38.

RPM International (NYSE:RPM) last released its earnings results on Thursday, January 5th. The company reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.09. RPM International had a net margin of 4.39% and a return on equity of 26.60%. The firm earned $1.19 billion during the quarter. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.62 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that RPM International Inc. will post $2.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Monday, January 16th were issued a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.28%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, January 11th. RPM International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 76.92%.

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A number of analysts recently commented on RPM shares. Evercore ISI started coverage on RPM International in a research note on Monday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $59.00 price target for the company. TheStreet downgraded RPM International from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded RPM International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $58.67.

About RPM International

RPM International Inc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets and sells various specialty chemical product lines, including specialty paints, protective coatings, roofing systems, sealants and adhesives, focusing on the maintenance of industrial, specialty and consumer markets. The Company operates through three segments: the industrial reportable segment (industrial segment), the specialty reportable segment (specialty segment) and the consumer reportable segment (consumer segment).

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