Oil-Dri Corporation Of America (NYSE:ODC) Shares Sold by Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc.

Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. lessened its position in Oil-Dri Corporation Of America (NYSE:ODC) by 25.2% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 140,890 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 47,391 shares during the period. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. owned about 1.93% of Oil-Dri Corporation Of America worth $6,893,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Cardinal Capital Management boosted its stake in Oil-Dri Corporation Of America by 9.5% during the 3rd quarter. Cardinal Capital Management now owns 32,915 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock valued at $1,610,000 after acquiring an additional 2,854 shares during the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its holdings in shares of Oil-Dri Corporation Of America by 146.1% during the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 7,889 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $331,000 after purchasing an additional 4,684 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of Oil-Dri Corporation Of America by 1.3% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 387,833 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $16,293,000 after purchasing an additional 5,072 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its holdings in shares of Oil-Dri Corporation Of America by 7.5% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 99,402 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $4,175,000 after purchasing an additional 6,941 shares during the period. Finally, Northern Trust Corp raised its holdings in shares of Oil-Dri Corporation Of America by 3.2% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 70,946 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $2,981,000 after purchasing an additional 2,230 shares during the period. 53.84% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Oil-Dri Corporation Of America (NYSE:ODC) traded up $0.32 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $43.42. 25,076 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,829. The company has a quick ratio of 2.26, a current ratio of 3.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. Oil-Dri Corporation Of America has a 52 week low of $31.35 and a 52 week high of $50.82. The firm has a market capitalization of $315.49, a PE ratio of 26.77 and a beta of 1.09.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, February 16th will be issued a $0.23 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.12%. Oil-Dri Corporation Of America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 57.14%.

In other Oil-Dri Corporation Of America news, Director Allan H. Selig acquired 1,500 shares of Oil-Dri Corporation Of America stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 16th. The stock was bought at an average price of $42.16 per share, for a total transaction of $63,240.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider Daniel S. Jaffee sold 6,390 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.10, for a total transaction of $262,629.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 13.86% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Oil-Dri Corporation Of America

Oil-Dri Corporation of America is engaged in developing, manufacturing and/or marketing sorbent products. The Company operates through two segments: Retail and Wholesale Products Group, and Business to Business Products Group. The Retail and Wholesale Products Group’s customers include mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstore chains, dollar stores, distributors of industrial cleanup and automotive products, environmental service companies and sports field product users.

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