California Public Employees Retirement System continued to hold its stake in shares of Oil-Dri Corporation Of America (NYSE:ODC) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 24,800 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock at the close of the 2nd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System owned about 0.49% of Oil-Dri Corporation Of America worth $1,042,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in Oil-Dri Corporation Of America by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 183,724 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $7,718,000 after acquiring an additional 467 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp increased its holdings in Oil-Dri Corporation Of America by 3.2% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 70,946 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $2,981,000 after acquiring an additional 2,230 shares during the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its holdings in Oil-Dri Corporation Of America by 12.7% in the 2nd quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 5,300 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $223,000 after acquiring an additional 599 shares during the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in Oil-Dri Corporation Of America by 728.1% in the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 2,890 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $121,000 after acquiring an additional 2,541 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its holdings in Oil-Dri Corporation Of America by 146.1% in the 2nd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 7,889 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $331,000 after acquiring an additional 4,684 shares during the last quarter. 54.03% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Separately, BidaskClub lowered Oil-Dri Corporation Of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th.

Shares of Oil-Dri Corporation Of America (NYSE ODC) opened at $41.39 on Friday. Oil-Dri Corporation Of America has a twelve month low of $31.35 and a twelve month high of $50.82. The firm has a market capitalization of $301.94, a PE ratio of 27.97 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a quick ratio of 2.26, a current ratio of 2.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Friday, November 17th will be issued a $0.23 dividend. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.22%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 16th. Oil-Dri Corporation Of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 62.16%.

In related news, Director Allan H. Selig bought 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 16th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $42.16 per share, for a total transaction of $63,240.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Daniel S. Jaffee sold 6,390 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.10, for a total value of $262,629.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 13.86% of the company’s stock.

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Oil-Dri Corporation Of America Profile

Oil-Dri Corporation of America is engaged in developing, manufacturing and/or marketing sorbent products. The Company operates through two segments: Retail and Wholesale Products Group, and Business to Business Products Group. The Retail and Wholesale Products Group’s customers include mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstore chains, dollar stores, distributors of industrial cleanup and automotive products, environmental service companies and sports field product users.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Oil-Dri Corporation Of America (NYSE:ODC)

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