Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC boosted its stake in shares of Caseys General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) by 15.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 1,268,134 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 173,544 shares during the period. Caseys General Stores makes up 1.6% of Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 4th largest position. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC owned about 3.29% of Caseys General Stores worth $135,830,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of CASY. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its position in Caseys General Stores by 13.5% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 2,605 shares of the company’s stock valued at $292,000 after buying an additional 310 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its position in Caseys General Stores by 5.1% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 2,411 shares of the company’s stock valued at $270,000 after buying an additional 117 shares during the period. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its position in Caseys General Stores by 2.6% in the first quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 5,450 shares of the company’s stock valued at $612,000 after buying an additional 139 shares during the period. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its position in Caseys General Stores by 1.5% in the first quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 13,704 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,538,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Finally, BB&T Corp boosted its position in Caseys General Stores by 2.7% in the first quarter. BB&T Corp now owns 14,069 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,579,000 after buying an additional 371 shares during the period. 99.48% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Caseys General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) traded up 0.07% on Friday, reaching $105.49. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 591,702 shares. The company has a market cap of $4.07 billion, a PE ratio of 23.55 and a beta of 0.50. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $105.99 and a 200 day moving average of $110.08. Caseys General Stores, Inc. has a 52-week low of $101.89 and a 52-week high of $134.58.

Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, June 5th. The company reported $0.76 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.09. Caseys General Stores had a return on equity of 14.93% and a net margin of 2.36%. The business had revenue of $1.85 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.88 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.19 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Caseys General Stores, Inc. will post $4.48 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 1st were paid a $0.26 dividend. This is a boost from Caseys General Stores’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, July 28th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.99%. Caseys General Stores’s payout ratio is currently 23.21%.

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CASY has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Caseys General Stores from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Jefferies Group LLC set a $139.00 target price on Caseys General Stores and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Sidoti cut Caseys General Stores from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $130.00 to $118.00 in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. William Blair initiated coverage on Caseys General Stores in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $116.00 target price on Caseys General Stores and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $115.29.

In related news, SVP John C. Soupene sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $106.52, for a total value of $106,520.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 1,253 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $133,469.56. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.

Caseys General Stores Company Profile

Casey’s General Stores, Inc and its subsidiaries, operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in approximately 10 Midwestern states, in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. The Company also operates approximately two stores selling primarily tobacco products. The stores carry a range of food, including freshly prepared foods such as pizza, donuts, and sandwiches, beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other nonfood items.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY)

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