Principal Financial Group Inc. Sells 607 Shares of Powell Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWL)

Principal Financial Group Inc. trimmed its stake in Powell Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWLFree Report) by 1.2% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 51,774 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 607 shares during the quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 0.43% of Powell Industries worth $4,577,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. AJOVista LLC bought a new position in Powell Industries in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $29,000. Covestor Ltd grew its stake in Powell Industries by 121.1% in the third quarter. Covestor Ltd now owns 796 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $66,000 after purchasing an additional 436 shares in the last quarter. Invst LLC bought a new position in Powell Industries in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $161,000. Private Trust Co. NA acquired a new stake in shares of Powell Industries in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $192,000. Finally, Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Powell Industries in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $206,000. 89.77% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Insider Buying and Selling

In related news, Director Katheryn Baucom Curtis sold 5,000 shares of Powell Industries stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $165.79, for a total transaction of $828,950.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 5,260 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $872,055.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 2.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Powell Industries Stock Up 0.6 %

POWL opened at $205.95 on Friday. Powell Industries, Inc. has a 12-month low of $56.05 and a 12-month high of $209.14. The stock has a market cap of $2.47 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.46, a PEG ratio of 1.63 and a beta of 0.79. The business has a 50 day moving average of $153.99 and a 200-day moving average of $126.22.

Powell Industries (NASDAQ:POWLGet Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 30th. The industrial products company reported $2.75 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.89 by $0.86. The business had revenue of $255.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $201.45 million. Powell Industries had a return on equity of 27.93% and a net margin of 12.05%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 48.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.70 EPS. As a group, analysts expect that Powell Industries, Inc. will post 9.04 earnings per share for the current year.

Powell Industries Increases Dividend

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 12th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.265 per share. This is a boost from Powell Industries’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26. This represents a $1.06 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 14th. Powell Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 12.59%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Separately, StockNews.com cut Powell Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday.

Read Our Latest Stock Analysis on POWL

Powell Industries Company Profile

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Powell Industries, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and services custom-engineered equipment and systems. The company's principal products include integrated power control room substations, custom-engineered modules, electrical houses, medium-voltage circuit breakers, monitoring and control communications systems, motor control centers, switches, and bus duct systems, as well as traditional and arc-resistant distribution switchgears and control gears.

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