Dimensional Fund Advisors LP decreased its holdings in shares of CSS Industries Inc (NYSE:CSS) by 2.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 742,806 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 20,429 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 0.08% of CSS Industries worth $21,408,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of CSS. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL purchased a new position in CSS Industries during the 3rd quarter valued at about $208,000. First Quadrant L P CA purchased a new position in CSS Industries during the 3rd quarter valued at about $219,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its position in CSS Industries by 15.9% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 8,836 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $232,000 after purchasing an additional 1,211 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in CSS Industries by 62.9% during the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 9,089 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $262,000 after purchasing an additional 3,511 shares during the period. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new position in CSS Industries during the 3rd quarter valued at about $266,000. 81.82% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

CSS Industries Inc (CSS) opened at $27.56 on Monday. CSS Industries Inc has a 12-month low of $23.16 and a 12-month high of $30.29. The stock has a market cap of $251.12, a P/E ratio of 12.14, a PEG ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 1.02.

CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The specialty retailer reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. CSS Industries had a net margin of 6.37% and a return on equity of 3.66%. analysts predict that CSS Industries Inc will post 1.38 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts have commented on the stock. DA Davidson started coverage on shares of CSS Industries in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $31.50 target price on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of CSS Industries from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th.

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CSS Industries Profile

CSS Industries, Inc is a consumer products company, which is engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of non-durable all occasion and seasonal social expression products, principally to mass market retailers in the United States and Canada. The Company’s occasion and seasonal products include classroom exchange Valentines, infant products, journals, buttons, gift wrap, floral accessories, craft and educational products, Easter egg dyes and novelties, memory books, scrapbooks, stickers, stationery and other items.

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