National Presto Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NPK) Short Interest Up 26.8% in May

National Presto Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NPKGet Rating) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 134,700 shares, a growth of 26.8% from the May 15th total of 106,200 shares. Approximately 2.6% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 41,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.2 days.

Shares of National Presto Industries stock opened at $61.34 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $432.69 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.22 and a beta of 0.60. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $71.47 and its 200 day moving average is $77.87. National Presto Industries has a 1 year low of $59.99 and a 1 year high of $103.69.

National Presto Industries (NYSE:NPKGet Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 29th. The conglomerate reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $60.75 million for the quarter. National Presto Industries had a net margin of 5.83% and a return on equity of 5.63%.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Rhumbline Advisers lifted its stake in National Presto Industries by 1.3% during the 4th quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 20,683 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $1,697,000 after acquiring an additional 260 shares during the period. Yousif Capital Management LLC bought a new position in National Presto Industries during the 4th quarter valued at about $365,000. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. lifted its stake in National Presto Industries by 3.3% during the 4th quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. now owns 133,895 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $10,983,000 after acquiring an additional 4,253 shares during the period. CWM LLC bought a new position in National Presto Industries during the 4th quarter valued at about $1,425,000. Finally, Secure Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in National Presto Industries by 5.3% during the 4th quarter. Secure Asset Management LLC now owns 4,307 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $353,000 after acquiring an additional 217 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 52.99% of the company’s stock.

Separately, StockNews.com cut shares of National Presto Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 25th.

About National Presto Industries (Get Rating)

National Presto Industries Inc provides housewares and small electric appliance, and defense products primarily in North America. It operates through three segments: Housewares/Small Appliance, Defense, and Safety. The company's Housewares/Small Appliance segment designs, markets, and distributes housewares and small electrical appliances, including pressure cookers and canners; heat control single thermostatic control line of skillets, griddles, woks, and multi-purpose cookers; slow cookers; deep fryers; air fryers; waffle makers; pizza ovens; slicer/shredders; electric heaters; hot air, oil, and microwave corn poppers; dehydrators; rice cookers; microwave bacon cookers; egg cookers; coffeemakers and coffeemaker accessories; electric tea kettles; electric knife sharpeners; various kitchen gadgets; and timers under the Presto Control Master brand.

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