Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE:LEE) is on recovery track with 37.14% gain from a 1-year low price of $1.75. The company added 4.35% to attain the price of $2.4 on 12/05/2017. Throughout the recent session, the prices were hovering between $2.25 and $2.4. These shares are 72.08% off its target price of $4.13 and the current market capitalization stands at $136.13M. The recent change has given its price a 3.63% lead over SMA 50 and -34.25% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed 4.35% gains, 17.07% gains and 26.32% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found LEE’s volatility during a week at 5.3% and during a month it has been found around 4.46%.Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (LEE) Top Holders
Institutional investors currently hold around $41 million or 39.4% in LEE stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Franklin Resources Inc owns $11.1 million in Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, which represents roughly 8.15% of the company’s market cap and approximately 27.06% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co, which owns 1,925,900 shares of the stock are valued at $4.43 million. The third largest holder is Vanguard Group Inc, which currently holds $4.23 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 3.11% of its market capitalization.
At the end of 09/30/2017 reporting period, 20 institutional holders increased their position in Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE:LEE) by some 1,319,902 shares, 31 decreased positions by 1,408,052 and 27 held positions by 15,290,650. That puts total institutional holdings at 18,018,604 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 4 new institutional investments totaling 259,984 shares while 11 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 514,203 shares.Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE:LEE) Insider Trades
Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Lee Enterprises, Incorporated disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that VP Ad Sales Leadership & Pub. Gulledge Michael R has sold 14,663 shares of Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (LEE) in trading session dated Aug. 10, 2017. These shares are worth $29,326 and were traded at $2 each. The SEC filing shows that Gulledge Michael R performed a sale of 28,415 shares. The VP Ad Sales Leadership & Pub. disposed these shares by way of transaction on Feb. 09, 2017. The company’s shares were given away at $3.01 per share worth to an income of some $85,529 on account of Gulledge Michael R.
VP Ad Sales Leadership & Pub., Gulledge Michael R, sold 35,000 common shares of Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (LEE) in the open market. In a transaction dated Dec. 20, 2016, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $2.96, raking in a sum of $103,600. After this sale, 79,381 common shares of LEE are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $190,514.
In the transaction dated Dec. 13, 2016, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the VP Ad Sales Leadership & Pub.; Gulledge Michael R disposed a total of 80,000 shares at an average price of $3.09, amounting to approximately $247,200. The insider now directly owns 79,381 shares worth $190,514.Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (LEE) Analyst Guide
Not many analysts have released their opinion on Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE:LEE), with 1 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 0 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1 average brokerage recommendation.