Contrarian Capital Management L.l.c. buys $2,808,983 stake in Service Corporation International (SCI)

Service Corporation International (SCI) : Contrarian Capital Management L.l.c. scooped up 28,981 additional shares in Service Corporation International during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 102,630 shares of Service Corporation International which is valued at $2,808,983.Service Corporation International makes up approximately 1.84% of Contrarian Capital Management L.l.c.’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , New South Capital Management Inc reduced its stake in SCI by selling 56,385 shares or 2.07% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,672,829 shares of SCI which is valued at $73,155,330. Service Corporation International makes up approx 1.74% of New South Capital Management Inc’s portfolio.Edgepoint Investment Group reduced its stake in SCI by selling 120,873 shares or 1.38% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 8,627,338 shares of SCI which is valued at $236,130,241. Service Corporation International makes up approx 3.88% of Edgepoint Investment Group’s portfolio.Tdam Usa reduced its stake in SCI by selling 7,166 shares or 8.92% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 73,189 shares of SCI which is valued at $1,973,175. Service Corporation International makes up approx 0.09% of Tdam Usa’s portfolio.Ls Investment Advisors boosted its stake in SCI in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 4,623 additional shares and now holds a total of 11,860 shares of Service Corporation International which is valued at $340,026. Service Corporation International makes up approx 0.02% of Ls Investment Advisors’s portfolio.

Service Corporation International closed down -0.08 points or -0.30% at $26.62 with 6,90,708 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $26.68, the shares hit an intraday low of $26.59 and an intraday high of $26.84 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Service Corporation International reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.01 based on the information available during the earnings call on Jul 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.29. The company had revenue of $751.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $767.11 million. The company’s revenue was down -.4 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.28 EPS.

Investors should note that on Aug 10, 2016, Service Corporation International announced a cash dividend of $0.1300. The company’s management has announced Sep 13, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 15, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 30, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Service Corporation International. Service Corporation International was Initiated by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform” on Aug 2, 2016.

Service Corporation International is a provider of death care products and services. The Company has a network of funeral service locations and cemeteries operating in the United States and Canada. Its funeral service and cemetery operations consist of funeral service locations cemeteries funeral service/cemetery combination locations crematoria and related businesses. The Company’s segments include Funeral and Cemetery. The Company’s brands include Dignity Memorial Dignity Planning National Cremation Society Advantage Funeraria Del Angel Making Everlasting Memories and Neptune Society/Trident Society. The Company sells cemetery property and funeral and cemetery merchandise and services at the time of need and on a pre-need basis. The Company provides professional services relating to funerals and cremations including the use of funeral facilities and motor vehicles and preparation and embalming services.

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