Insider Trading: Augustus Griffin Acquired 1,000 Shares of MGP Ingredients, Inc. (MGPI); Middlesex Water Co (MSEX) Has 1.63 Sentiment

Augustus Griffin, the President and CEO of Mgp Ingredients Inc, purchased 1,000 shares of the company, with a market value $76,330 US Dollars, estimated based on $76.3 per every share. Right now, Augustus Griffin owns 110,084 shares which make up about 0.66% of Mgp Ingredients Inc’s market cap (total dollar market value of all company’s outstanding shares). Dated March 06, 2018 the purchase document is readily available here.

Middlesex Water Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates regulated water utility and wastewater systems. The company has market cap of $564.26 million. The firm operates in two divisions, Regulated and Non-Regulated. It has a 27.57 P/E ratio. The Regulated segment collects, treats, and distributes water on a retail and wholesale basis to residential, commercial, industrial, and fire protection clients in parts of New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

The stock decreased 8.82% or $7.34 during the last trading session, reaching $75.91. About 557,555 shares traded or 253.85% up from the average. MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI) has risen 102.52% since March 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 85.82% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.65 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.67, from 1.32 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 8 investors sold MGP Ingredients, Inc. shares while 33 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 16.40 million shares or 1.83% more from 16.10 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Swiss Savings Bank reported 0% in MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI). Alps reported 8,059 shares stake. 649,700 were accumulated by Thrivent For Lutherans. Alliancebernstein Lp holds 0% or 14,800 shares in its portfolio. Manufacturers Life The owns 10,063 shares. Diker Ltd Liability Company reported 1.81% in MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI). 142,994 were reported by Bancorporation Of Mellon. Blair William Il holds 0.01% or 23,111 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Systems reported 0% in MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI). New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% or 29,634 shares in its portfolio. Wells Fargo And Company Mn owns 34,376 shares. State Bank Of America De invested in 0% or 11,303 shares. Gabelli Funds Ltd Liability Company invested in 70,000 shares. Millrace Asset Group Inc Inc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 23,990 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr reported 0% of its portfolio in MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI).

Among 4 analysts covering MGP Ingredients (NASDAQ:MGPI), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. MGP Ingredients has $111.0 highest and $73 lowest target. $93.50’s average target is 23.17% above currents $75.91 stock price. MGP Ingredients had 7 analyst reports since May 25, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 29 by Craig Hallum. The stock has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum on Wednesday, May 25. SunTrust maintained MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI) on Thursday, March 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sidoti given on Wednesday, January 31. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sidoti on Wednesday, February 1. As per Tuesday, March 6, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.

Since October 24, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $1.82 million activity. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $1.48 million was sold by Seaberg Karen.

MGP Ingredients, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and supplies distilled spirits, and specialty wheat proteins and starch food ingredients. The company has market cap of $1.28 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Distillery Products and Ingredient Solutions. It has a 34.87 P/E ratio. The Distillery Products segment provides food grade alcohol for beverage applications that include bourbon and rye whiskeys, as well as grain neutral spirits, including vodka and gin; and food grade industrial alcohol, which is used as an ingredient in foods, personal care products, cleaning solutions, pharmaceuticals, and various other products, as well as for various industrial processors.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $80,773 activity.

Tsp Capital Management Group Llc holds 3.48% of its portfolio in Middlesex Water Company for 185,650 shares. Water Asset Management Llc owns 136,896 shares or 2.69% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cutter & Co Brokerage Inc. has 0.63% invested in the company for 40,368 shares. The Vermont-based Clean Yield Group has invested 0.34% in the stock. Impax Asset Management Ltd, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 259,513 shares.

The stock decreased 0.86% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $34.52. About 32,488 shares traded. Middlesex Water Company (MSEX) has declined 7.56% since March 7, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.26% the S&P500.