LS Investment Advisors LLC held its stake in shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 777 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Quaker Chemical Corporation were worth $113,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. FNY Partners Fund LP purchased a new position in Quaker Chemical Corporation during the first quarter valued at approximately $134,000. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. purchased a new position in Quaker Chemical Corporation during the first quarter valued at approximately $147,000. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its position in Quaker Chemical Corporation by 2.8% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 1,470 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $193,000 after buying an additional 40 shares during the period. Advisory Services Network LLC purchased a new position in Quaker Chemical Corporation during the first quarter valued at approximately $219,000. Finally, Park National Corp OH purchased a new position in Quaker Chemical Corporation during the second quarter valued at approximately $220,000. 83.19% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE KWR) traded down 0.32% on Friday, reaching $135.06. 42,359 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $144.42 and a 200 day moving average of $138.72. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.80 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.33 and a beta of 1.22. Quaker Chemical Corporation has a 52 week low of $96.13 and a 52 week high of $154.38.

Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.24. The business had revenue of $201.18 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $197.23 million. Quaker Chemical Corporation had a net margin of 6.73% and a return on equity of 15.52%. The business’s revenue was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.11 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that Quaker Chemical Corporation will post $4.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several research firms have commented on KWR. BidaskClub cut shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $153.00 price target on shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. FBR & Co reiterated a “marketperform” rating on shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $162.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, June 21st.

In other Quaker Chemical Corporation news, VP D Jeffry Benoliel sold 3,000 shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation stock in a transaction on Monday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $137.69, for a total value of $413,070.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 26,114 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,595,636.66. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Donald R. Caldwell sold 1,800 shares of Quaker Chemical Corporation stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $139.55, for a total transaction of $251,190.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 9,281 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,295,163.55. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 5,800 shares of company stock valued at $802,860. Insiders own 3.60% of the company’s stock.

About Quaker Chemical Corporation

Quaker Chemical Corporation is a provider of process fluids, chemical specialties, and technical expertise to a range of industries, including steel, aluminum, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, cans and others. The Company’s segments include North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia/Pacific and South America.

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