Acushnet Holdings Corp. (NYSE:GOLF) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Acushnet Holdings Corp. (NYSE:GOLFGet Free Report) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,730,000 shares, an increase of 5.1% from the October 15th total of 5,450,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 296,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 19.3 days. Approximately 19.5% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Insider Activity

In other news, Director Holdings Corp. Fila sold 1,824,994 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.80, for a total value of $100,009,671.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 33,110,486 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,814,454,632.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. 54.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Creative Planning acquired a new position in shares of Acushnet during the second quarter worth about $355,000. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Acushnet in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $246,000. Amica Mutual Insurance Co. increased its holdings in Acushnet by 18.8% during the second quarter. Amica Mutual Insurance Co. now owns 58,546 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,201,000 after buying an additional 9,281 shares during the last quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. raised its position in Acushnet by 10.5% during the first quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 64,483 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,285,000 after acquiring an additional 6,119 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Truist Financial Corp lifted its stake in Acushnet by 8.2% in the second quarter. Truist Financial Corp now owns 7,513 shares of the company’s stock valued at $411,000 after acquiring an additional 567 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 53.12% of the company’s stock.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

A number of equities analysts have commented on GOLF shares. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on shares of Acushnet from $59.00 to $60.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Compass Point upgraded Acushnet from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, October 30th. initiated coverage on shares of Acushnet in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. KeyCorp raised their price objective on shares of Acushnet from $61.00 to $65.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group upgraded shares of Acushnet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $61.00 to $84.00 in a research report on Monday, August 21st. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from, the stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $62.88.

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Acushnet Trading Up 0.8 %

GOLF stock traded up $0.47 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $56.71. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 308,775 shares, compared to its average volume of 339,580. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $53.86 and its 200-day simple moving average is $53.30. The company has a quick ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22. Acushnet has a 52 week low of $42.06 and a 52 week high of $61.98. The stock has a market cap of $3.71 billion, a PE ratio of 17.18 and a beta of 0.86.

Acushnet Dividend Announcement

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.195 per share. This represents a $0.78 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.38%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. Acushnet’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 23.64%.

Acushnet Company Profile

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Acushnet Holdings Corp. designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes golf products in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, Korea, and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Titleist Golf Balls, Titleist Golf Clubs, Titleist Golf Gear, and FootJoy Golf Wear.

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