Chicago Equity Partners LLC cut its holdings in shares of Harsco Co. (NYSE:HSC) by 2.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 248,060 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 5,450 shares during the quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC owned about 0.31% of Harsco worth $4,926,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of HSC. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its holdings in Harsco by 10.2% in the 4th quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 6,294 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $126,000 after purchasing an additional 585 shares during the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Harsco by 13.2% in the 4th quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 6,277 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $125,000 after purchasing an additional 733 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its holdings in Harsco by 19.5% in the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 5,704 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $113,000 after purchasing an additional 932 shares during the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA boosted its holdings in Harsco by 0.4% in the 3rd quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 334,825 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $9,559,000 after purchasing an additional 1,456 shares during the last quarter. Finally, US Bancorp DE boosted its holdings in Harsco by 2.7% in the 3rd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 70,283 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $2,006,000 after purchasing an additional 1,849 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.25% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have weighed in on HSC. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Harsco from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 24th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Harsco from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 31st. Finally, Lake Street Capital boosted their target price on shares of Harsco from $31.00 to $33.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 31st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $30.50.

Harsco stock opened at $20.29 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $1.63 billion, a PE ratio of 17.19 and a beta of 2.45. Harsco Co. has a 1 year low of $15.55 and a 1 year high of $30.05. The company has a current ratio of 1.47, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.05.

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About Harsco

Harsco Corporation provides industrial services and engineered products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Harsco Metals & Minerals, Harsco Industrial, and Harsco Rail. The Harsco Metals & Minerals segment provides on-site services of material logistics, product quality improvement, and resource recovery for iron, steel, and metals manufacturing; and value added environmental solutions for industrial co-products, as well as produces industrial abrasives and roofing granules.

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