Large Outflow of Money Witnessed in W.R. Grace & Co.

W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) traded on a positive note gaining 0.44 points or 0.57% to be valued at $77.97 per share. Intraday, the shares aggregated $7.54 million in upticks but saw an exodus of $8.2 million in downticks. The net money flow was calculated to be $(-0.67) million with the final up/down ratio coming in at 0.92. The share price has seen a change of -1.18% in value during the week. Block trade of up/down ratio of 0.39 was also registered with $0.83 million in upticks and $2.1 million in downticks. The net money flow for the block exchange was disappointing at $(-1.27) Million.


Currently the company Insiders own 1.5% of W.R. Grace & Co. shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by 18.7% . Institutional Investors own 84.64% of W.R. Grace & Co. shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of 18.7%. On the companys insider trading activities, The Securities and Exchange Commission has divulged in a Form 4 filing that the director of W R Grace & Co, Gulyas Diane H. had purchased shares worth of $78,330 in a transaction dated on May 11, 2016. A total of 1,000 shares were purchased at a price of $78.33 per share. The information is based on open market trades at the market prices.Option exercises are not covered.

W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) stock ended Monday session in the red zone in a volatile trading. The stock closed down 1.46 points or 1.87% at $76.51 with 451,420 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $77.52, the shares hit an intraday low of $76.49 and an intraday high of $77.98 and the price was in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $5,394 million and the number of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 70,503,825 shares. The 52-week high of W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) is $84.223063 and the 52-week low is $62.962638.

Many analysts have stated their opinion on the company shares. Brokerage firm Credit Suisse assumes its rating on W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA). In a research note issued to the investors, the brokerage major announces price-target of $79 per share.The shares have been rated Outperform. The rating by the firm was issued on March 24, 2016.

W.R. Grace & Co. (Grace) is engaged in the production and sale of specialty chemicals and specialty materials on a global basis. The Company operates in three segments: Grace Catalysts Technologies, which includes catalysts and related products and refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing technologies; Grace Materials Technologies, which includes packaging technologies and engineered materials, and Grace Construction Products, which includes specialty construction chemicals and specialty building materials. Its brands include Sylojet, Syloid, Shieldex, Sylosiv, Sylowhite, Durafill, Ludox, Sylodent, Syloblanc, Daraclar, Trisyl, Perkasil, Phonosorb, Sylobead, Cryosiv, Safetysorb, Poliedge, Sylobloc, Synthetech, Davisil, Vydac, Modcol, Spring, Multipacker, Reveleris, Revealx, Graceresolv, Visionht, Vydac, Alltech, Alltima, Sodasorb, Darex, Daraform, Daraseal, Darablend, Sincera, Celox, Apperta and Sistiaga.

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