Caxton Associates LP acquired a new stake in shares of GrafTech International Ltd (NYSE:EAF) in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm acquired 50,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $572,000.

Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Enlightenment Research LLC purchased a new position in GrafTech International during the fourth quarter valued at $26,000. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can purchased a new position in GrafTech International during the fourth quarter valued at $40,000. Quantamental Technologies LLC purchased a new position in GrafTech International during the fourth quarter valued at $51,000. Exane Derivatives purchased a new position in GrafTech International during the fourth quarter valued at $125,000. Finally, Trustcore Financial Services LLC raised its stake in GrafTech International by 620.0% during the third quarter. Trustcore Financial Services LLC now owns 7,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 6,200 shares during the last quarter.

GrafTech International stock opened at $13.50 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.96 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.70. GrafTech International Ltd has a 12 month low of $10.27 and a 12 month high of $24.36.

GrafTech International (NYSE:EAF) last posted its earnings results on Friday, February 8th. The company reported $0.79 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.08. GrafTech International had a negative return on equity of 100.98% and a net margin of 45.06%. The business had revenue of $532.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $487.67 million. The company’s revenue was up 176.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts expect that GrafTech International Ltd will post 2.87 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 28th will be issued a $0.085 dividend. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 27th. GrafTech International’s payout ratio is currently 11.85%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut GrafTech International from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $25.33.

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About GrafTech International

GrafTech International Ltd. researches, develops, manufactures, and sells graphite and carbon based products worldwide. It offers graphite electrodes, which requires for the production of electric arc furnace steel, ferrous, and non-ferrous metals; and petroleum needle coke, a crystalline form of carbon used in the production of graphite electrodes.

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