The Buckle, Inc. (BKE) Recent Ownership Changes

The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE:BKE) has made a 12.77% comeback from a 12-month low price of $16.65. It was seen 2.79% higher, changing the price to $18.78, when the closing bell rang on 01/11/2019. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $18.11 and $18.97. This company shares are 1.17% off its target price of $19 and the current market capitalization stands at $895.62M. The recent change has given its price a -1.64% deficit over SMA 50 and -33.4% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 5.03% gains, -8.12% declines and -15.62% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found BKE’s volatility during a week at 5.63% and during a month it has been found around 4.9%.

The Buckle, Inc. (BKE) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $676 million or 77.9% in BKE stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Fmr Llc owns $138.08 million in The Buckle, Inc., which represents roughly 15.42% of the company’s market cap and approximately 20.43% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Blackrock Inc., which owns 4,009,426 shares of the stock are valued at $75.3 million. The third largest holder is Vanguard Group Inc, which currently holds $58.61 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 6.54% of its market capitalization.

The Buckle, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of September reporting period, 101 institutional holders increased their position in The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE:BKE) by some 2,966,333 shares, 68 decreased positions by 1,323,300 and 39 held positions by 31,705,023. That puts total institutional holdings at 35,994,656 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 19 new institutional investments totaling 345,027 shares while 20 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 358,264 shares.

The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE:BKE) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. The Buckle, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Director Rhoads Karen B has sold 4,000 shares of The Buckle, Inc. (BKE) in trading session dated Dec. 20, 2018. These shares are worth $75,400 and were traded at $18.85 each. The SEC filing shows that Rhoads Karen B performed a sale of 3,914 shares. The Director disposed these shares by way of transaction on Dec. 13, 2018. The company’s shares were given away at $19.18 per share worth to an income of some $75,071 on account of Rhoads Karen B.

Director, Fairfield Bill L, purchased 200 common shares of The Buckle, Inc. (BKE) in the open market. In a transaction dated Dec. 10, 2018, the shares were bought at an average price of $19.12, giving away a sum of $3,824. After this purchase, 42,558 common shares of BKE are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $799,239.

In the transaction dated Oct. 25, 2018, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the VP INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; Harbols Robert J disposed a total of 620 shares at an average price of $20.81, amounting to approximately $12,902. The insider now directly owns 14,597 shares worth $274,132.

The Buckle, Inc. (BKE) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE:BKE), with 0 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 3 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 3 average brokerage recommendation.