Cortina Asset Management buys $28.8 Million stake in Casey's General Stores Inc (CASY)

Casey's General Stores Inc (CASY) : Cortina Asset Management scooped up 2,882 additional shares in Casey's General Stores Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 248,349 shares of Casey's General Stores Inc which is valued at $28.8 Million.Casey's General Stores Inc makes up approximately 1.33% of Cortina Asset Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc boosted its stake in CASY in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 57,848 additional shares and now holds a total of 97,127 shares of Casey's General Stores Inc which is valued at $11.3 Million. Casey's General Stores Inc makes up approx 0.01% of Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc’s portfolio.Comerica Bank reduced its stake in CASY by selling 288 shares or 1.37% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 20,754 shares of CASY which is valued at $2.4 Million. Casey's General Stores Inc makes up approx 0.02% of Comerica Bank’s portfolio. Meridian Management Co added CASY to its portfolio by purchasing 26,497 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $3 Million. Casey's General Stores Inc makes up approx 1.81% of Meridian Management Co’s portfolio. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust added CASY to its portfolio by purchasing 7,000 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $784,000. Casey's General Stores Inc makes up approx 0.54% of New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust’s portfolio.Investment Centers Of America Inc boosted its stake in CASY in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,784 additional shares and now holds a total of 10,555 shares of Casey's General Stores Inc which is valued at $1.2 Million. Casey's General Stores Inc makes up approx 0.13% of Investment Centers Of America Inc’s portfolio.

Casey's General Stores Inc opened for trading at $113.71 and hit $116.43 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $116.42, with a gain of 2.21% or 2.52 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 3,36,186 shares. Company has a market cap of $4,546,317 M.

On the company’s financial health, Casey's General Stores Inc reported $0.97 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Mar 7, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.95. The company had revenue of $1565.94 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1592.61 million. The company’s revenue was down -6.3 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.01 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Casey's General Stores Inc. Casey's General Stores Inc was Initiated by Jefferies to “Hold” on Apr 8, 2016. Company shares were Upgraded by Deutsche Bank on Mar 30, 2016 to ” Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 130 from a previous price target of $120 .Company shares were Upgraded by RBC Capital Mkts on Mar 9, 2016 to ” Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 129 from a previous price target of $128 .

Casey’s General Stores Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in 14 Midwestern states in Iowa Missouri and Illinois. The Company also operates one store selling primarily tobacco products. The stores carry food including freshly prepared foods such as pizza donuts and sandwiches beverages tobacco products health and beauty aids automotive products and other nonfood items. As of April 30 2015 the Company operated 1878 stores. The Company operates a central warehouse Casey’s Distribution Center in Ankeny Iowa through which it supplies grocery and general merchandise items to its stores. The Company’s subsidiary Casey’s Retail Company operates stores in Illinois Kansas Minnesota Nebraska North Dakota and South Dakota. Its subsidiary Casey’s Marketing Company owns and has responsibility for the operation of stores in Arkansas Indiana Iowa Kentucky Missouri Oklahoma Tennessee and Wisconsin.

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