United-Guardian, Inc. (NASDAQ:UG) Plans Semi-Annual Dividend of $0.31

United-Guardian, Inc. (NASDAQ:UGGet Rating) declared a Semi-Annual dividend on Monday, November 21st, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 28th will be given a dividend of 0.31 per share on Wednesday, December 7th. This represents a dividend yield of 5.2%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 25th.

United-Guardian has increased its dividend by an average of 2.5% annually over the last three years.

United-Guardian Price Performance

United-Guardian stock opened at $11.92 on Thursday. United-Guardian has a 52 week low of $11.02 and a 52 week high of $26.09. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $12.53 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $15.00. The stock has a market cap of $54.71 million, a P/E ratio of 18.34 and a beta of 0.50.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

A number of research firms recently commented on UG. TheStreet cut shares of United-Guardian from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 20th. StockNews.com began coverage on shares of United-Guardian in a report on Thursday, November 17th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its position in shares of United-Guardian by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 226,763 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,399,000 after purchasing an additional 2,100 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in shares of United-Guardian by 1.6% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 107,356 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,420,000 after purchasing an additional 1,694 shares in the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC grew its position in shares of United-Guardian by 66.6% during the 1st quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 93,340 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,123,000 after purchasing an additional 37,300 shares in the last quarter. Finally, UBS Group AG grew its position in shares of United-Guardian by 88.5% during the 2nd quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 33,291 shares of the company’s stock valued at $499,000 after purchasing an additional 15,634 shares in the last quarter.

About United-Guardian

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United-Guardian, Inc manufactures and markets cosmetic ingredients, pharmaceuticals, medical lubricants, and proprietary specialty industrial products in the United States and internationally. The company offers cosmetic ingredients, including LUBRAJEL line of water-based moisturizing and lubricating gel formulations; LUBRAJEL NATURAL consisting of natural ingredients for cosmetic use; LUBRAJEL MARINE; LUBRASIL II SB, a special formulation of LUBRAJEL in which silicone oil is incorporated into a LUBRAJEL base; LUBRAJEL II XD; B-122, a powdered lubricant that is used in the manufacture of pressed powders, eyeliners, rouges, and industrial products; KLENSOFT, a surfactant, which is used in shampoos, shower gels, makeup removers, and other cosmetic formulations; and ORCHID COMPLEX, an oil-soluble base for skin creams, lotions, cleansers, and other cosmetics.

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