Rpo LLC Purchases Shares of 38,596 GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:EAF)

Rpo LLC purchased a new stake in GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:EAFFree Report) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 38,596 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $85,000.

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Strategic Financial Concepts LLC bought a new stake in shares of GrafTech International in the 3rd quarter worth about $44,000. CWM LLC increased its holdings in shares of GrafTech International by 211.9% in the 4th quarter. CWM LLC now owns 14,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $31,000 after buying an additional 9,511 shares during the last quarter. Jaffetilchin Investment Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of GrafTech International in the 3rd quarter worth about $63,000. Jump Financial LLC bought a new stake in shares of GrafTech International in the 3rd quarter worth about $72,000. Finally, Terril Brothers Inc. bought a new stake in shares of GrafTech International in the 4th quarter worth about $44,000. 92.83% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

GrafTech International Stock Down 1.6 %

Shares of EAF traded down $0.03 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $1.76. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 186,401 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,363,646. The company’s 50-day moving average is $1.64 and its 200-day moving average is $1.81. GrafTech International Ltd. has a 52-week low of $1.18 and a 52-week high of $5.32. The firm has a market capitalization of $452.95 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.64 and a beta of 1.05. The company has a current ratio of 3.73, a quick ratio of 1.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 24.74.

GrafTech International (NYSE:EAFGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 26th. The company reported ($0.10) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.18) by $0.08. GrafTech International had a negative net margin of 45.08% and a negative return on equity of 66.36%. The firm had revenue of $136.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $125.73 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.02) EPS. The company’s revenue was down 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that GrafTech International Ltd. will post -0.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several equities analysts recently commented on EAF shares. Royal Bank of Canada cut their price target on shares of GrafTech International from $3.00 to $2.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, February 16th. BMO Capital Markets cut their price target on shares of GrafTech International from $2.00 to $1.50 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $1.88.

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Insider Transactions at GrafTech International

In other news, major shareholder Colonial House Capital Ltd acquired 179,279 shares of GrafTech International stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 26th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $1.48 per share, for a total transaction of $265,332.92. Following the purchase, the insider now directly owns 29,714,854 shares in the company, valued at approximately $43,977,983.92. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. In the last quarter, insiders acquired 3,626,085 shares of company stock valued at $6,379,107. Company insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

GrafTech International Company Profile

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GrafTech International Ltd. research, develops, manufactures, and sells graphite and carbon-based solutions worldwide. The company offers graphite electrodes to produce electric arc furnace steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals; and petroleum needle coke, a crystalline form of carbon used in the production of graphite electrodes and synthetic graphite.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for GrafTech International (NYSE:EAF)

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