Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. raised its holdings in United States Lime & Minerals Inc (NASDAQ:USLM) by 8.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 62,320 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 5,091 shares during the period. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co.’s holdings in United States Lime & Minerals were worth $4,806,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of United States Lime & Minerals by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 263,843 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $18,733,000 after buying an additional 1,739 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its stake in shares of United States Lime & Minerals by 0.7% in the third quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 225,155 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $17,776,000 after buying an additional 1,555 shares in the last quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans lifted its stake in shares of United States Lime & Minerals by 25.1% in the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 177,186 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $12,580,000 after buying an additional 35,530 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of United States Lime & Minerals by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 173,970 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $12,351,000 after buying an additional 1,678 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in shares of United States Lime & Minerals by 2.7% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 30,423 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $2,402,000 after buying an additional 786 shares in the last quarter. 26.50% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

USLM opened at $78.55 on Wednesday. United States Lime & Minerals Inc has a fifty-two week low of $68.20 and a fifty-two week high of $85.94. The stock has a market cap of $437.69 million, a P/E ratio of 22.29 and a beta of 0.75.

United States Lime & Minerals (NASDAQ:USLM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 31st. The construction company reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter. United States Lime & Minerals had a net margin of 13.63% and a return on equity of 9.09%. The company had revenue of $34.63 million for the quarter.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 15th. Investors of record on Friday, February 22nd were given a dividend of $0.135 per share. This represents a $0.54 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 21st.

In related news, Director Edward A. Odishaw sold 800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.99, for a total transaction of $55,992.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Richard W. Cardin sold 400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.16, for a total transaction of $29,664.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 3,266 shares in the company, valued at $242,206.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.54% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of United States Lime & Minerals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 16th. ValuEngine raised shares of United States Lime & Minerals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of United States Lime & Minerals from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, February 1st.

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United States Lime & Minerals Profile

United States Lime & Minerals, Inc manufactures and supplies lime and limestone products in the United States. It operates through two segments, Lime and Limestone Operations, and Natural Gas Interests. The Lime and Limestone Operations segment extracts limestone from open-pit quarries and an underground mine, and processes it as pulverized limestone, quicklime, hydrated lime, and lime slurry.

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