The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its position in shares of SEACOR Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CKH) by 6.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 13,083 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 788 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company owned about 0.07% of SEACOR worth $449,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of SEACOR by 3.2% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,492,065 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $51,177,000 after acquiring an additional 46,898 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of SEACOR by 1.0% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,472,730 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $50,514,000 after acquiring an additional 14,835 shares during the last quarter. Royce & Associates LP lifted its position in shares of SEACOR by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 1,461,940 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $50,145,000 after acquiring an additional 20,000 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its position in shares of SEACOR by 8.3% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 506,570 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $17,371,000 after acquiring an additional 39,028 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp lifted its position in shares of SEACOR by 2.9% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 335,452 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $11,506,000 after acquiring an additional 9,457 shares during the last quarter. 89.15% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other news, CFO Bruce Weins sold 800 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.50, for a total value of $40,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 13,360 shares in the company, valued at $674,680. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Vice Chairman Oivind Lorentzen sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.15, for a total value of $1,003,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 41,175 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,064,926.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 116,459 shares of company stock valued at $5,846,567 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 10.47% of the company’s stock.

Shares of SEACOR Holdings, Inc. (CKH) opened at $47.89 on Monday. SEACOR Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $28.87 and a 1-year high of $51.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 2.07 and a current ratio of 2.09.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on CKH shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded SEACOR from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 15th. TheStreet upgraded SEACOR from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Credit Suisse Group increased their price objective on SEACOR from $36.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $40.00 price objective on SEACOR and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $50.33.

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About SEACOR

SEACOR Holdings Inc, is engaged in the business of transportation and logistics, alcohol manufacturing, merchandising, and risk management consultancy. The Company’s segments include, Inland River Services, Shipping Services and Illinois Corn Processing. Inland River Services segment operates river transportation equipment used for moving agricultural and industrial commodities and petroleum and chemical products.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for SEACOR (NYSE:CKH)

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