KCG Holdings Inc. bought a new position in Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 23,879 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $102,000.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Wellington Management Group LLP boosted its position in Israel Chemicals Shs by 44.8% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 23,830 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 7,370 shares during the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group purchased a new position in Israel Chemicals Shs during the first quarter worth approximately $508,000. SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its position in Israel Chemicals Shs by 626.4% in the first quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 103,548 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $441,000 after buying an additional 89,294 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its position in Israel Chemicals Shs by 6.4% in the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 111,890 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $475,000 after buying an additional 6,744 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Eagle Global Advisors LLC boosted its position in Israel Chemicals Shs by 39.8% in the first quarter. Eagle Global Advisors LLC now owns 116,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $494,000 after buying an additional 33,000 shares during the last quarter. 5.98% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Israel Chemicals Shs (ICL) traded up 0.22% on Friday, hitting $4.53. 205,021 shares of the stock were exchanged. Israel Chemicals Shs has a one year low of $3.52 and a one year high of $4.95. The company’s market cap is $5.77 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $4.70 and its 200-day moving average price is $4.44.

Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The basic materials company reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $1.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.32 billion. Israel Chemicals Shs had a positive return on equity of 13.55% and a negative net margin of 3.43%. The company’s revenue was down 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.09 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Israel Chemicals Shs will post $0.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 13th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 29th will be paid a $0.0245 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.16%. Israel Chemicals Shs’s payout ratio is -66.66%.

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A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Israel Chemicals Shs from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. ValuEngine cut shares of Israel Chemicals Shs from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $5.25 target price (up from $4.75) on shares of Israel Chemicals Shs in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Israel Chemicals Shs from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $4.67.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Israel Chemicals Shs (NYSE:ICL)

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