Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS Purchases Shares of 7,591 Raven Industries, Inc. (RAVN)

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS purchased a new stake in Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVN) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 7,591 shares of the conglomerate’s stock, valued at approximately $292,000.

Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. AdvisorNet Financial Inc grew its holdings in shares of Raven Industries by 441.7% during the second quarter. AdvisorNet Financial Inc now owns 3,250 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $125,000 after purchasing an additional 2,650 shares during the last quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Raven Industries by 82.5% during the first quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 3,649 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $128,000 after purchasing an additional 1,650 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its holdings in shares of Raven Industries by 61.4% during the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 4,357 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $153,000 after purchasing an additional 1,657 shares during the last quarter. Algert Global LLC bought a new stake in shares of Raven Industries during the first quarter worth $213,000. Finally, Amalgamated Bank bought a new stake in shares of Raven Industries during the second quarter worth $225,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.40% of the company’s stock.

Shares of RAVN opened at $48.50 on Friday. Raven Industries, Inc. has a 12-month low of $27.65 and a 12-month high of $49.80. The firm has a market cap of $1.74 billion, a PE ratio of 42.54, a PEG ratio of 3.04 and a beta of 1.64.

Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 22nd. The conglomerate reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.04. Raven Industries had a return on equity of 18.75% and a net margin of 13.69%. The business had revenue of $102.68 million for the quarter. analysts forecast that Raven Industries, Inc. will post 1.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 26th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.13 per share. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.07%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 11th. Raven Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 45.61%.

Several analysts have recently commented on RAVN shares. BidaskClub upgraded Raven Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 28th. ValuEngine upgraded Raven Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Raven Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $37.50.

Raven Industries Profile

Raven Industries, Inc, a technology company, provides various products to customers in the industrial, agricultural, geomembrane, construction, and aerospace/defense markets worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Applied Technology, Engineered Films, and Aerostar. The Applied Technology segment designs, manufactures, sells, and services precision agriculture products and information management tools that enable growers to enhance farm yields.

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