Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) Short Interest Increased By 0.95%

May 17, 2018 - By Harriett Tippett

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.31 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.27, from 1.58 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 7 investors sold Balchem Corporation shares while 57 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. 27.05 million shares or 1.74% less from 27.53 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Parametric Port Assoc Lc invested in 49,627 shares. 69,978 are held by New York State Teachers Retirement Systems. Van Eck Assoc Corporation reported 52,046 shares stake. Summit Creek Ltd Liability Com has 93,640 shares. 10,482 are held by Aperio Group Lc. Stillwater Capital Advsr Llc reported 0.5% stake. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has invested 0% in Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC). Moreover, Eaton Vance Mngmt has 0.03% invested in Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) for 143,936 shares. Intll holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) for 25,234 shares. Ashford Cap reported 15,658 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt Inc invested in 0.01% or 5,550 shares. Guggenheim Capital Ltd Co invested 0% of its portfolio in Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC). Kentucky-based Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.01% in Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC). Pinebridge Invests Lp stated it has 11,734 shares. Eagle Asset Mngmt reported 0.05% in Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC).

The stock of Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) registered an increase of 0.95% in short interest. BCPC’s total short interest was 933,600 shares in May as published by FINRA. Its up 0.95% from 924,800 shares, reported previously. With 91,400 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 10 days to cover their BCPC’s short positions. The short interest to Balchem Corporation’s float is 2.95%.

The stock increased 0.44% or $0.405 during the last trading session, reaching $93.555. About 38,721 shares traded. Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) has declined 0.78% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.33% the S&P500.

Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical, and medical sterilization industries in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $3.00 billion. The companyÂ’s Human Nutrition & Health segment offers creamer systems, dairy replacers, powdered fats, nutritional beverage bases, beverages, juice and dairy bases, chocolate systems, ice cream bases and variegates, cereals, grain based snacks, and cereal based ingredients; microencapsulation solutions; and human grade choline nutrients and mineral amino acid chelated products for wellness applications. It has a 33.53 P/E ratio. The Company’s Animal Nutrition & Health segment provides microencapsulated products that enhance health and milk production in ruminant animals; chelation technology, which provides enhanced nutrient absorption for species; and choline chloride, an essential nutrient for monogastric animal health.

Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) Ratings Coverage

Among 2 analysts covering Balchem (NASDAQ:BCPC), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Balchem had 2 analyst reports since May 7, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Pivotal Research on Monday, May 7. As per Monday, May 7, the company rating was downgraded by Vertical Group.

More important recent Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Balchem Corporation Reports Record First Quarter Sales of $161.4 Million, Record First Quarter Net Earnings of $19.3 …” on May 04, 2018, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “Balchem Corporation Announces Quarterly Conference Call for First Quarter Financial Results on May 4, 2018”, Globenewswire.com published: “Investor Expectations to Drive Momentum within Balchem, Beacon Roofing Supply, Rice Midstream Partners LP, LTC …” on May 03, 2018. More interesting news about Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Balchem Reports Strong Growth to Begin 2018” with publication date: May 09, 2018.

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