Vanguard Group Inc. is Buying Brady Corp (NYSE:BRC) Shares

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In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Brady Corp (NYSE:BRC) reported that Vanguard Group Inc. has picked up 4,777,606 of common stock as of 2017-03-10.

The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Vanguard Group Inc. to a total of 4,777,606 representing 10.03% stake in the company.

For those not familiar with the company, Brady Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of identification solutions and workplace safety products that identify and protect premises, products and people. The Company has two segments: Identification Solutions (IDS) and Workplace Safety (WPS). The IDS segment includes identification and healthcare products, and the WPS segment includes workplace safety and compliance products. The IDS segment offers products that are manufactured under various brands, including the Brady brand, and are primarily sold through distribution to a range of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) and original equipment manufacturing (OEM) customers, and through other channels. The WPS segment offers a range of product categories, such as safety and compliance signs, tags, and labels; informational and architectural signage; industrial warehouse and office equipment, and labor law compliance posters. Its brands include Electromark, Identicard, PromoVision, Scafftag, Seton and Emedco.

A glance at Brady Corp (NYSE:BRC)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 2.02 Billion based on  47.62 Million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $39.35 per share.

Looking at insider activity, there are a few transactions worth noting.

Specifically, on 2015-09-29, Shaller picked up 1,000 at a purchase price of $19.90. This brings their total holding to 34,306 as of the date of the filing.

On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Curran unload 100 shares at a sale price of $39.69. This brings their total holding to 30,641.

It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on Brady Corp (NYSE:BRC) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions.

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