Zacks Investment Management purchased a new position in shares of Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVN) in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 33,284 shares of the conglomerate’s stock, valued at approximately $1,280,000. Zacks Investment Management owned 0.09% of Raven Industries at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of RAVN. Rhumbline Advisers grew its stake in shares of Raven Industries by 1.8% in the 1st quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 85,181 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $2,986,000 after buying an additional 1,483 shares during the period. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. grew its stake in shares of Raven Industries by 82.5% in the 1st quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 3,649 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $128,000 after buying an additional 1,650 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Raven Industries by 61.4% in the 1st quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 4,357 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $153,000 after buying an additional 1,657 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC grew its stake in shares of Raven Industries by 27.5% in the 1st quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 7,746 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $271,000 after buying an additional 1,670 shares during the period. Finally, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans grew its stake in shares of Raven Industries by 0.4% in the 1st quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 469,460 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $16,455,000 after buying an additional 1,745 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.35% of the company’s stock.
RAVN stock opened at $46.00 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $1.64 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.35, a P/E/G ratio of 2.88 and a beta of 1.61. Raven Industries, Inc. has a 52-week low of $31.45 and a 52-week high of $49.80.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 12th will be given a dividend of $0.13 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 11th. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.13%. Raven Industries’s dividend payout ratio is currently 45.61%.
RAVN has been the subject of several research reports. BidaskClub downgraded Raven Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Raven Industries from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 24th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Raven Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $39.67.
About Raven Industries
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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