FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) announced its earnings results on Wednesday. The energy company reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.18, Morningstar.com reports. FutureFuel Corp. had a net margin of 13.72% and a return on equity of 9.77%. The firm had revenue of $68.05 million during the quarter.
Shares of FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE FF) traded down 0.15% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $13.08. The company had a trading volume of 108,385 shares. FutureFuel Corp. has a 12-month low of $10.24 and a 12-month high of $16.58. The stock has a market capitalization of $571.14 million, a PE ratio of 15.99 and a beta of 1.79. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $14.80 and its 200-day moving average is $14.24.
A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub lowered FutureFuel Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. TheStreet lowered FutureFuel Corp. from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th.
In related news, Director Keith Neumeyer bought 100,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 16th. The shares were bought at an average price of $0.60 per share, for a total transaction of $60,000.00. 43.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of FF. Hartford Investment Management Co. increased its stake in shares of FutureFuel Corp. by 10.9% in the first quarter. Hartford Investment Management Co. now owns 20,300 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $288,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the last quarter. Strs Ohio increased its stake in shares of FutureFuel Corp. by 100.0% in the first quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 47,600 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $674,000 after buying an additional 23,800 shares during the last quarter. Capital One National Association increased its stake in shares of FutureFuel Corp. by 1.2% in the second quarter. Capital One National Association now owns 42,284 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $638,000 after buying an additional 499 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its stake in shares of FutureFuel Corp. by 43.4% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 200,830 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $2,848,000 after buying an additional 60,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Oxford Asset Management acquired a new stake in shares of FutureFuel Corp. during the first quarter worth approximately $166,000. 42.42% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
About FutureFuel Corp.
FutureFuel Corp. is the holding company of FutureFuel Chemical Company. FutureFuel Chemical Company manufactures diversified chemical products, bio-based products consisting of biofuels, and bio-based specialty chemical products. FutureFuel Chemical Company conducts its operations through two segments: chemicals and biofuels.
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