Yacktman Asset Management Lp buys $74,893,476 stake in Corning Incorporated (GLW)

Corning Incorporated (GLW) : Yacktman Asset Management Lp scooped up 20,796 additional shares in Corning Incorporated during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 1, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 3,373,580 shares of Corning Incorporated which is valued at $74,893,476.Corning Incorporated makes up approximately 0.61% of Yacktman Asset Management Lp’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Ngam Advisors reduced its stake in GLW by selling 72,834 shares or 82.03% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 15,956 shares of GLW which is valued at $354,223.Benedict Financial Advisors Inc reduced its stake in GLW by selling 432 shares or 2.87% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 14,619 shares of GLW which is valued at $314,162. Corning Incorporated makes up approx 0.18% of Benedict Financial Advisors Inc’s portfolio.Retirement Systems Of Alabama reduced its stake in GLW by selling 14,130 shares or 2.51% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 548,226 shares of GLW which is valued at $11,781,377. Corning Incorporated makes up approx 0.07% of Retirement Systems Of Alabama’s portfolio.Hartford Investment Management Co reduced its stake in GLW by selling 15,127 shares or 5.58% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 256,076 shares of GLW which is valued at $5,544,045. Corning Incorporated makes up approx 0.11% of Hartford Investment Management Co’s portfolio.West Oak Capital boosted its stake in GLW in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,140 additional shares and now holds a total of 37,570 shares of Corning Incorporated which is valued at $785,589. Corning Incorporated makes up approx 0.56% of West Oak Capital’s portfolio.

Corning Incorporated opened for trading at $22.16 and hit $22.49 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $22.38, with a gain of 0.81% or 0.18 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 77,28,491 shares. Company has a market cap of $23,205 M.

On the company’s financial health, Corning Incorporated reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.05 according to the earnings call on Jul 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.32. The company had revenue of $2360.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2377.57 million. The company’s revenue was up .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.38 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jul 20, 2016, Corning Incorporated announced a cash dividend of $0.1350. The company’s management has announced Aug 29, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 31, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 30, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Corning Incorporated. Corning Incorporated was Initiated by Citigroup to “Buy” on Jun 20, 2016. Corning Incorporated was Downgraded by Standpoint Research to ” Hold” on Jun 13, 2016. Corning Incorporated was Downgraded by Drexel Hamilton to ” Sell” on Jun 10, 2016.

Corning Incorporated (Corning) is engaged in the manufacture of specialty glass and ceramics. The Company creates and makes keystone components that enable systems for consumer electronics mobile emissions control optical communications and life sciences. Corning operates in five segments: Display Technologies which manufactures glass substrates; Optical Communications which is engaged in providing optical solutions; Environmental Technologies which manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products; Specialty Materials which manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass glass ceramics and fluoride crystals and Life Sciences segment which is a developer manufacturer and supplier of scientific laboratory products. The Company manufactures and processes products at approximately 90 plants in 17 countries.

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