ING Groep NV bought a new stake in shares of Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE:GVA) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 4,843 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $234,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Sei Investments Co. bought a new stake in shares of Granite Construction during the first quarter valued at approximately $119,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its stake in shares of Granite Construction by 111.1% in the first quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,597 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $130,000 after buying an additional 1,367 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Granite Construction by 44.0% in the first quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 3,977 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $200,000 after buying an additional 1,215 shares in the last quarter. Laurion Capital Management LP bought a new stake in shares of Granite Construction during the first quarter valued at approximately $216,000. Finally, Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Granite Construction during the second quarter valued at approximately $224,000. 93.96% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE GVA) traded up 1.73% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $52.36. The stock had a trading volume of 311,589 shares. Granite Construction Incorporated has a one year low of $42.59 and a one year high of $62.18. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.09 billion, a PE ratio of 47.64 and a beta of 1.20. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $50.13 and its 200-day moving average price is $50.93.

Granite Construction (NYSE:GVA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The construction company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.25. Granite Construction had a return on equity of 4.80% and a net margin of 1.61%. The company had revenue of $762.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $684.32 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.35 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Granite Construction Incorporated will post $1.53 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Investors of record on Friday, June 30th were paid a dividend of $0.13 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 28th. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.99%. Granite Construction’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 48.60%.

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GVA has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Granite Construction from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, April 14th. FBR & Co reduced their target price on Granite Construction from $67.00 to $63.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 target price on shares of Granite Construction in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub raised Granite Construction from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $62.14.

In related news, Director James Hildebrand Roberts sold 17,442 shares of Granite Construction stock in a transaction on Friday, June 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.34, for a total transaction of $878,030.28. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 54,594 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,748,261.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director William Howard Powell sold 3,000 shares of Granite Construction stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.60, for a total value of $148,800.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 49,858 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,472,956.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Granite Construction Company Profile

Granite Construction Incorporated is a heavy civil contractor and construction materials producer in the United States. The Company operates through three segments: Construction, Large Project Construction and Construction Materials. The Company operates across the nation, serving both public and private sector clients.

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