48K shares changed hands by the end of trading on Thursday. Overall, volume was down 75.81% under the stocks normal daily volume.
Investors are feeling more bullish on the company if you take note of the motion in short interest. The firm realized a fall in short interest from July 31, 2017 to August 15, 2017 of -9.21%. Short shares decreased from 907,308 to 823,776 over that timeframe. With short interest at 823,776 and short average daily volume at 69,358, the short-interest ratio is 12.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.03% as of August 15.
These firms have modified their investment in EBF. As of quarter end Euclidean Technologies Management, LLC had acquired 3,800 shares growing its position 3.1%. The value in dollars went from $2,096,000 to $2,428,000 a change of $332,000 quarter over quarter. Trexquant Investment Lp cut its position by selling 50,164 shares a decrease of 70.6% as of 06/30/2017. Trexquant Investment Lp currently owns 20,873 shares valued at $399,000. The value of the position overall is down by 67.6%.
Ahl Partners Llp downsized its stake by shedding 4,919 shares a decrease of 32.4%. Ahl Partners Llp now holds 10,244 shares worth $196,000. The total value of its holdings decreased 24.0%. Ubs Group Ag reduced its holdings by selling 308 shares a decrease of 38.2% in the quarter. Ubs Group Ag claims 499 shares with a value of $10,000. The total value of its holdings decreased 28.6%.
The company is now unchanged from yesterday’s close of 19.05. Additionally Ennis, Inc. recently announced a dividend for shareholders that was paid on Mon Aug 7, 2017. The dividend was $0.200 per share for the quarter or $0.80 annualized. This dividend amount was represent a yeild of $4.22. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday the 5th of July 2017.
Company shares last traded at $19.05 which is just over the 50 day moving average of $19.01 and which is marginally higher than the 200 day moving average of $17.52. The 50 day moving average moved up $0.04 and the 200 day average was up $1.53.
Ennis, Inc.’s P/E ratio is 18.48 and the market value is 484.19M. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $1.03 and is expected to be $1.13 for the current year with 25,417,000 shares presently outstanding. Next quarter’s EPS is forecasted at $0.27 with next year’s EPS projected to be $1.22.
Ennis, Inc., launched on June 29, 1949, and its subsidiaries are principally engaged in the production and sale of business forms, other business products and apparel to customers primarily located in the United States. The Business’s segments include Print and Apparel. The Print Segment prints and manufactures a range of business forms and other business products. The Apparel Segment manufactures and sells activewear throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico primarily through sales representatives..