Athena Global Investors Lowers stake in Corning Incorporated (GLW)

Corning Incorporated (GLW) : Athena Global Investors reduced its stake in Corning Incorporated by 48.94% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 47,455 shares of Corning Incorporated which is valued at $1,087,669 after selling 45,478 shares in Corning Incorporated , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 8, 2016.Corning Incorporated makes up approximately 1.63% of Athena Global Investors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Canandaigua National Bank Trust Co reduced its stake in GLW by selling 1,366 shares or 2.91% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 45,651 shares of GLW which is valued at $981,040. Corning Incorporated makes up approx 0.28% of Canandaigua National Bank Trust Co’s portfolio.Blb&b Advisors reduced its stake in GLW by selling 130 shares or 0.03% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 424,608 shares of GLW which is valued at $9,175,779. Corning Incorporated makes up approx 1.68% of Blb&b Advisors’s portfolio.

Corning Incorporated opened for trading at $22.9 and hit $23.13 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $23.07, with a gain of 0.87% or 0.2 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 77,35,522 shares. Company has a market cap of $23,921 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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