Reasons for Joseph Berquist’s Shares Sale of Quaker Chemical (KWR)’s Stock; Shorts at Lancaster Colony (LANC) Raised By 36.15%

Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC) had an increase of 36.15% in short interest. LANC’s SI was 754,400 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 36.15% from 554,100 shares previously. With 183,100 avg volume, 4 days are for Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC)’s short sellers to cover LANC’s short positions. The SI to Lancaster Colony Corporation’s float is 3.99%. The stock increased 1.03% or $1.26 during the last trading session, reaching $123.69. About 91,134 shares traded. Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC) has risen 2.30% since March 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.40% the S&P500.

An insider Joseph Berquist who is VP & Managing Director – NA of Quaker Chemical Corp unloaded 1,957 shares of the public company having an approx. value of $298,260 US Dollars which is based on a market stock price of $152.4 per every share. Currently, Mr. Joseph, has 15,475 shares, which accounts for 0.12% of Quaker Chemical Corp’s market capitalization.

Since September 20, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $650,160 activity. 1,250 shares valued at $200,160 were sold by BARRY MICHAEL F on Thursday, March 1. Nieman Jan sold $145,000 worth of Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) on Wednesday, September 20.

Quaker Chemical Corporation develops, produces, and markets various formulated chemical specialty products for various heavy industrial and manufacturing applications worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.10 billion. The Company’s products include rolling lubricants used by manufacturers of steel in the hot and cold rolling of steel, and aluminum in the hot rolling of aluminum; machining and grinding compounds for use in cutting, shaping, and grinding metal parts; hydraulic fluids for steel, metalworking, and other clients to operate hydraulic equipment; corrosion preventives to protect metals during manufacture, storage, and shipment; and specialty greases used in automotive production processes, steel manufacturing, and various other applications. It has a 103.57 P/E ratio. The firm also provides metal finishing compounds to prepare metal surfaces for special treatments, such as galvanizing and tin plating, as well as to prepare metal for further processing; forming compounds used to facilitate the drawing and extrusion of metal products; chemical milling maskants for the aerospace industry; and temporary and permanent coatings for metal and concrete products.

The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $157.43. About 80,839 shares traded or 26.91% up from the average. Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) has risen 66.07% since March 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 49.37% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Quaker Chemical Corp (NYSE:KWR), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Quaker Chemical Corp has $165.0 highest and $91 lowest target. $131’s average target is -16.79% below currents $157.43 stock price. Quaker Chemical Corp had 14 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, May 2 by Seaport Global. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, June 15 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) rating on Wednesday, July 19. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $15300 target. As per Wednesday, January 13, the company rating was upgraded by Seaport Global. Wunderlich maintained Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) rating on Thursday, October 27. Wunderlich has “Hold” rating and $115 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, October 16 with “Hold”. The stock of Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, April 7. On Thursday, August 31 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The stock of Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 6 by Zacks. Jefferies downgraded Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) on Tuesday, February 16 to “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 12 investors sold Quaker Chemical Corporation shares while 49 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 10.69 million shares or 2.22% less from 10.93 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bard Associates has invested 1.76% in Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR). Schwab Charles Inv Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) for 77,455 shares. Regions has 1,405 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Park Natl Corporation Oh holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) for 1,516 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 0% or 18,110 shares in its portfolio. The Ohio-based Bartlett And Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR). Bessemer Gp holds 0% or 157 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue stated it has 2,638 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. The New York-based Neuberger Berman Limited has invested 0.11% in Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR). Kentucky-based Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.01% in Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR). Bryn Mawr Trust Com reported 45,473 shares. 109,337 are owned by Principal Gp Inc. Citadel Advsr Ltd Com reported 1,959 shares. State Street has invested 0% in Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR). Pettee Incorporated invested in 1,800 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 15 investors sold Lancaster Colony Corporation shares while 56 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 13.96 million shares or 2.77% more from 13.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Natixis has invested 0% in Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC). Blackrock Incorporated invested in 2.00 million shares or 0.01% of the stock. Moreover, Jane Street Group Incorporated Limited Liability Com has 0% invested in Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC) for 4,904 shares. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky owns 4,660 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Neuberger Berman Group Llc, a New York-based fund reported 944,727 shares. Millennium Mgmt Lc holds 0.01% or 44,687 shares. Pnc Finance Ser Grp Inc invested 0% in Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 0.01% in Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC). Principal Fin Gru holds 0.01% or 83,544 shares in its portfolio. Raymond James Fincl Serv Advsr has 0.01% invested in Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC). Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0.12% or 139,715 shares in its portfolio. Schwab Charles Invest Management Incorporated has 0.02% invested in Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC) for 153,770 shares. Glenmede Na stated it has 1,499 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Nebraska-based Ameritas Investment Ptnrs has invested 0.07% in Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC). Guggenheim Capital Ltd Llc holds 0.01% in Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC) or 24,103 shares.