Allegion plc (NYSE:ALLE), a leading scientific and technical instruments company, saw First Trust Advisors LP lighten its position in the firm by 11.9% during the fourth quarter. In a recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, First Trust Advisors revealed that it sold 22,894 shares of Allegion stock from its institutional investor portfolio. As such, First Trust Advisors currently owns 169,624 shares of Allegion’s equity which amounts to approximately $17.855 million at the close of last quarter.
This news follows reports that SVP Jeffrey N. Braun sold a total of 2,278 shares of Allegion stock on May 3rd at an average price of $110.34 per share resulting in total earnings of $251,354.52 for Mr. Braun. After this transaction, Mr. Braun became the owner of 11,336 shares valued at $1.250 million; these details were disclosed through a legal filing with the SEC.
As identified earlier this year, insiders currently own 0.79% of all stocks for this company.
Allegion stock opened on Tuesday at $109.76 and has a market capitalization totaling $9.65 billion as well as a PE ratio indicating that investors are willing to pay nearly twenty times more than their earnings per share ratios indicate – a common sight among companies in fast-paced technology fields as the industry is relatively new and unstable.
Despite mixed news regarding shareholders’ positions within the company and various filings made with regulatory bodies like the SEC looming over key player Jeffrey N.Braun’s sale and insiders’ ownership percentages – analysts remain optimistic about future trading outcomes for Allegion stock especially considering earlier market booms seen between May and September suggesting an opportunity for those interested in investing within this vertical sector
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Allegion Plc, a scientific and technical instruments company, has recently seen a surge in activity among institutional investors and hedge funds. Quadrant Capital Group LLC raised its position in shares of Allegion by 29.1% during the third quarter, Belpointe Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of the company during the fourth quarter worth about $49,000, and U.S. Capital Wealth Advisors LLC bought shares worth around $26,000 in the same period. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 556 shares while Whittier Trust Co., Nevada Inc. owns 474 shares with both acquiring additional shares during last quarter alone.
The majority of institutional investors and hedge funds had acquired 92.78% of the company’s stock as of May 23, 2023.
Despite this trend upswing among such notable names in investment circles, Allegion’s rating on Bloomberg continues to be “Hold.” The average consensus price target estimated by experts covering the stock is $120.22.
In terms of an even more recent key development on Alleion’s performance status: Senior Vice President Jeffrey N.Braun sold over two thousand shares at an average price of $110.34 each for $251,354.52 total worth on May 3 rd this year.
Moving into financials – one bright note for Allegion was on April 26th when they announced their quarterly earnings data revealing that they had managed to beat analysts’ expectations with earnings per share (EPS) coming out at $1.58 rather than predictions that it would be around $1.35 EPS for Q1 (fiscal calendar). Their revenue also exceeded expectations reaching almost a billion ($923oo)million versus predictions it would only reach around $846 million US dollars.
Whilst Allegion does have a dividend yield dated June 14th – which calculates out to an annualized payout ratio of currently 1.64% of $1.80 for shareholders – overall market sentiment surrounding the company remains somewhat mixed. It will be interesting to watch if these major investors and funds are onto something that others are yet to see or whether they were simply showing a passing interest in Allegion’s standing given the current stock landscape.