Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio continued to hold its stake in shares of Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE:LXFR) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 12,764 shares of the industrial products company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio’s holdings in Luxfer Holdings PLC were worth $155,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in LXFR. FMR LLC raised its stake in Luxfer Holdings PLC by 44.6% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,680,566 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $20,436,000 after buying an additional 518,357 shares in the last quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. raised its stake in Luxfer Holdings PLC by 47.0% in the first quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. now owns 1,402,622 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $17,056,000 after buying an additional 448,491 shares in the last quarter. Norges Bank bought a new stake in Luxfer Holdings PLC during the fourth quarter worth $2,569,000. Kempen Capital Management N.V. raised its stake in Luxfer Holdings PLC by 93.7% in the first quarter. Kempen Capital Management N.V. now owns 165,001 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $2,006,000 after buying an additional 79,801 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wellington Management Group LLP raised its stake in Luxfer Holdings PLC by 1.4% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 3,544,918 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $43,106,000 after buying an additional 50,120 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.02% of the company’s stock.

Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE:LXFR) traded down 0.3581% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $11.9371. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 45,957 shares. Luxfer Holdings PLC has a 52 week low of $9.28 and a 52 week high of $13.49. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $12.69 and its 200 day moving average price is $12.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $315.13 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.2667 and a beta of 0.82.

Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE:LXFR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 8th. The industrial products company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.07. Luxfer Holdings PLC had a net margin of 3.85% and a return on equity of 14.70%. The company had revenue of $103.40 million during the quarter. On average, equities analysts forecast that Luxfer Holdings PLC will post $1.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 14th were given a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.17%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, July 12th. This is a boost from Luxfer Holdings PLC’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. Luxfer Holdings PLC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 82.76%.

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A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Luxfer Holdings PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $14.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. ValuEngine upgraded Luxfer Holdings PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Luxfer Holdings PLC from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 17th.

About Luxfer Holdings PLC

Luxfer Holdings PLC is a holding company. The Company is a materials technology company specializing in the design, manufacture and supply of materials, components and gas-containment devices for healthcare, environmental, protection and specialty end-markets. It operates through two divisions: Elektron and Gas Cylinders.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE:LXFR)

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