Eidelman Virant Capital bought a new position in Renewable Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:REGI) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 77,650 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,231,000. Eidelman Virant Capital owned about 0.21% of Renewable Energy Group as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its position in Renewable Energy Group by 57.4% in the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 81,785 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $1,794,000 after purchasing an additional 29,820 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its position in Renewable Energy Group by 50.8% in the fourth quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 65,024 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $1,671,000 after purchasing an additional 21,908 shares during the last quarter. Strs Ohio boosted its position in Renewable Energy Group by 8.2% in the first quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 33,000 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $724,000 after purchasing an additional 2,500 shares during the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG boosted its position in Renewable Energy Group by 111.1% in the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 534,073 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $13,724,000 after purchasing an additional 281,132 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its position in Renewable Energy Group by 29.5% in the first quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 1,167,366 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $25,636,000 after purchasing an additional 266,093 shares during the last quarter.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Hallmark Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 19th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $195.00 target price on Cummins and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 4th. ValuEngine raised United States Steel from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 24th. BWS Financial started coverage on Renewable Energy Group in a research note on Wednesday, April 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $31.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Roth Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Village Farms International in a research note on Monday, June 24th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.40.

In other Renewable Energy Group news, Director Peter John Martin Harding bought 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 9th. The shares were bought at an average price of $16.72 per share, with a total value of $41,800.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 108,654 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,816,694.88. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Gary Haer sold 11,679 shares of Renewable Energy Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.87, for a total value of $197,024.73. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 48,860 shares in the company, valued at approximately $824,268.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 41,354 shares of company stock worth $675,434 in the last three months. 3.01% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of NASDAQ REGI traded up $0.13 during trading on Monday, hitting $14.00. The company had a trading volume of 3,724 shares, compared to its average volume of 501,287. The company has a 50 day simple moving average of $15.29. The company has a quick ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 1.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09. Renewable Energy Group Inc has a 12 month low of $13.15 and a 12 month high of $32.52. The company has a market capitalization of $521.76 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 1.22.

Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 2nd. The oil and gas company reported ($1.11) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.70) by ($0.41). The company had revenue of $478.21 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $480.79 million. Renewable Energy Group had a return on equity of 6.23% and a net margin of 1.52%. Equities analysts anticipate that Renewable Energy Group Inc will post -0.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Renewable Energy Group Profile

Renewable Energy Group, Inc produces cleaner and lower carbon transportation fuels. The company utilizes an integrated production, distribution, and logistics system to convert natural fats, oils, and greases into advanced biofuels. It operates through Biomass-Based Diesel, Services, and Corporate and Other segments.

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