Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in Ennis, Inc. (NYSE:EBF) by 24.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 955,300 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 186,600 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned approximately 3.75% of Ennis worth $19,440,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Ennis by 1.3% during the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 242,367 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $4,775,000 after purchasing an additional 3,112 shares during the last quarter. Strs Ohio lifted its stake in Ennis by 9.9% during the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 40,900 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $832,000 after purchasing an additional 3,700 shares during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its stake in Ennis by 18.3% during the second quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 28,886 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $588,000 after purchasing an additional 4,472 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in Ennis by 1.8% during the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 305,032 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $6,208,000 after purchasing an additional 5,321 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its stake in Ennis by 17.6% during the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 45,726 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $901,000 after purchasing an additional 6,832 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 82.79% of the company’s stock.

EBF stock opened at $20.15 on Wednesday. Ennis, Inc. has a 12 month low of $17.65 and a 12 month high of $22.98. The company has a market cap of $531.94 million, a P/E ratio of 15.62 and a beta of 0.65. The company has a quick ratio of 4.81, a current ratio of 5.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11.

Ennis (NYSE:EBF) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, September 25th. The industrial products company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.02. Ennis had a net margin of 9.31% and a return on equity of 13.20%. equities analysts predict that Ennis, Inc. will post 1.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts recently commented on EBF shares. Oppenheimer raised shares of Ennis from a “market perform” rating to a “$21.80” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 18th. Buckingham Research started coverage on shares of Ennis in a research note on Monday, June 18th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $20.00 target price for the company.

About Ennis

Ennis, Inc designs, manufactures, and sells business forms and other business products in the United States. The company offers snap sets, continuous forms, laser cut sheets, tags, labels, envelopes, integrated products, jumbo rolls, and pressure sensitive products under the Ennis, Royal Business Forms, Block Graphics, Specialized Printed Forms, 360 Custom Labels, ColorWorx, Enfusion, Uncompromised Check Solutions, VersaSeal, Ad Concepts, FormSource Limited, Star Award Ribbon Company, Witt Printing, B&D Litho, Genforms, PrintGraphics, Calibrated Forms, PrintXcel, Printegra, Curtis Business Forms, Falcon Business Forms, Forms Manufacturers, Mutual Graphics, TRI-C Business Forms, Major Business Systems, Independent Printing, Hoosier Data Forms, and Hayes Graphics brand names.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ennis (NYSE:EBF)

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