FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) Shares Sold by Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL

Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL lowered its holdings in FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FFGet Rating) by 51.9% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 22,000 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 23,700 shares during the period. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL’s holdings in FutureFuel were worth $168,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in FF. Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC purchased a new position in shares of FutureFuel in the fourth quarter worth approximately $38,000. Tudor Investment Corp Et Al purchased a new position in shares of FutureFuel in the third quarter worth approximately $80,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company purchased a new position in shares of FutureFuel in the third quarter worth approximately $113,000. Trexquant Investment LP increased its position in shares of FutureFuel by 48.6% in the third quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 18,582 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $132,000 after acquiring an additional 6,078 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG increased its position in shares of FutureFuel by 33.8% in the third quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 20,537 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $146,000 after acquiring an additional 5,193 shares in the last quarter. 45.50% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of FF opened at $9.79 on Friday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $8.99 and its 200 day moving average price is $8.19. FutureFuel Corp. has a 52 week low of $6.85 and a 52 week high of $16.49. The company has a market capitalization of $428.44 million, a PE ratio of 14.83 and a beta of 0.80.

FutureFuel (NYSE:FFGet Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 15th. The energy company reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter. FutureFuel had a net margin of 8.17% and a return on equity of 8.93%. The firm had revenue of $107.07 million for the quarter.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 1st will be paid a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 30th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.45%. FutureFuel’s payout ratio is 36.36%.

Separately, StockNews.com started coverage on shares of FutureFuel in a research report on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock.

About FutureFuel (Get Rating)

FutureFuel Corp., through its subsidiary, FutureFuel Chemical Company, manufactures and sells diversified chemical, bio-based fuel, and bio-based specialty chemical products in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Chemicals and Biofuels. The Chemicals segment provides various custom chemicals that are used in the agricultural chemical, coatings, chemical intermediates, industrial and consumer cleaning, oil and gas, and specialty polymers industries; and performance chemicals, such as polymer modifiers, glycerin products, and various specialty chemicals and solvents.

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