U.S. Silica Holdings: Gauging Institutional Investors’ Sentiments

Top investors in SLCA

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, Ariel Investments, and the Vanguard Group are the top three institutional investors in U.S. Silica Holdings (SLCA). The three companies own 13.4%, 10.1%, and 9.9%, respectively, of U.S. Silica’s outstanding shares.

According to a filing dated August 31, 2018, Ariel Investments bought 2 million SLCA shares recently.

U.S. Silica Holdings: Gauging Institutional Investors’ Sentiments

The table above shows the ten biggest institutional investors in U.S. Silica Holdings and their latest position changes. The ten largest investors own 64.2% of SLCA’s outstanding shares. Together, these investors added 12.6 million SLCA positions to their existing holdings, according to the latest filings. This development indicates a bullish sentiment in the stock.

A purchase of 6.8 million shares by Caselton Investments was the largest recent buy on SLCA. On the other hand, Capital World Investors sold 1.7 million SLCA shares recently. U.S. Silica Holdings has 77.5 million outstanding shares, 90.1% of which are free-floating.

Recent activity in HCLP

According to a filing dated September 14, Robert E. Rasmus, CEO of Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP), bought 43,854 HCLP shares recently. Allianz Global Investors bought 1 million HCLP shares, according to a July 31 filing.

Let’s take a look at analysts’ recommendations for U.S. Silica Holdings in the next and final article of this series.