British Airways Pensions Investment Management Ltd Lowers stake in PPG Industries (PPG)

PPG Industries (PPG) : British Airways Pensions Investment Management Ltd reduced its stake in PPG Industries by 29.33% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 192,836 shares of PPG Industries which is valued at $20,457,971 after selling 80,026 shares in PPG Industries , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 26, 2016.PPG Industries makes up approximately 0.60% of British Airways Pensions Investment Management Ltd’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , United Bank boosted its stake in PPG in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 151 additional shares and now holds a total of 4,693 shares of PPG Industries which is valued at $505,201. PPG Industries makes up approx 0.22% of United Bank’s portfolio.Gemmer Asset Management boosted its stake in PPG in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3 additional shares and now holds a total of 828 shares of PPG Industries which is valued at $89,134. PPG Industries makes up approx 0.05% of Gemmer Asset Management’s portfolio.Boulegeris Investments reduced its stake in PPG by selling 2,980 shares or 16.69% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 14,873 shares of PPG which is valued at $1,628,147. PPG Industries makes up approx 1.08% of Boulegeris Investments’s portfolio.Dnb Asset Management As boosted its stake in PPG in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 600 additional shares and now holds a total of 25,716 shares of PPG Industries which is valued at $2,734,125. PPG Industries makes up approx 0.06% of Dnb Asset Management As’s portfolio.

PPG Industries closed down -0.77 points or -0.73% at $104.71 with 21,07,674 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $104.99, the shares hit an intraday low of $103.7401 and an intraday high of $105.2295 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, PPG Industries reported $1.85 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Jul 21, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $1.85. The company had revenue of $4064.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $4165.29 million. The company’s revenue was down -.9 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.67 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jul 21, 2016, PPG Industries announced a cash dividend of $0.4000. The company’s management has announced Aug 8, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 10, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 12, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on PPG Industries. Company shares were Upgraded by Seaport Global Securities on Jul 26, 2016 to ” Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 130 from a previous price target of $125 .PPG Industries was Upgraded by Longbow to ” Buy” on Jun 23, 2016.

PPG Industries Inc. (PPG) manufactures and distributes a range of coatings optical and specialty materials and glass products. The Company operates business through three segments: Performance Coatings Industrial Coatings and Glass. The Performance Coatings segment consists of the refinish aerospace architectural coatings-Americas and Asia Pacific architectural coatings-EMEA and protective and marine coatings operating businesses. It primarily supplies a range of protective and decorative coatings sealants and finishes along with paint strippers stains and related chemicals. The Industrial Coatings segment consists of the automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings industrial coatings packaging coatings and the specialty coatings and materials operating businesses. The Glass segment consists of the flat glass and fiber glass businesses. It supplies flat glass and continuous-strand fiber glass products.

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