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Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima's (NYSE:LOMA) top owners are private companies with 52% stake, while 24% is held by individual investors

·4 min read

Every investor in Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:LOMA) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. And the group that holds the biggest piece of the pie are private companies with 52% ownership. That is, the group stands to benefit the most if the stock rises (or lose the most if there is a downturn).

Individual investors, on the other hand, account for 24% of the company's stockholders.

Let's take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholders can tell us about Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima.

View our latest analysis for Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima

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What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima?

Institutions typically measure themselves against a benchmark when reporting to their own investors, so they often become more enthusiastic about a stock once it's included in a major index. We would expect most companies to have some institutions on the register, especially if they are growing.

As you can see, institutional investors have a fair amount of stake in Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima. This suggests some credibility amongst professional investors. But we can't rely on that fact alone since institutions make bad investments sometimes, just like everyone does. If multiple institutions change their view on a stock at the same time, you could see the share price drop fast. It's therefore worth looking at Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima's earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

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Our data indicates that hedge funds own 5.0% of Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima. That catches my attention because hedge funds sometimes try to influence management, or bring about changes that will create near term value for shareholders. The company's largest shareholder is Participações Morro Vermelho S.A., with ownership of 52%. This essentially means that they have extensive influence, if not outright control, over the future of the corporation. With 7.1% and 5.3% of the shares outstanding respectively, Capital Research and Management Company and Argentine Social Security Administration are the second and third largest shareholders.

While it makes sense to study institutional ownership data for a company, it also makes sense to study analyst sentiments to know which way the wind is blowing. There are a reasonable number of analysts covering the stock, so it might be useful to find out their aggregate view on the future.

Insider Ownership Of Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

Insider ownership is positive when it signals leadership are thinking like the true owners of the company. However, high insider ownership can also give immense power to a small group within the company. This can be negative in some circumstances.

Our data cannot confirm that board members are holding shares personally. Not all jurisdictions have the same rules around disclosing insider ownership, and it is possible we have missed something, here. So you can click here learn more about the CEO.

General Public Ownership

The general public, who are usually individual investors, hold a 24% stake in Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima. While this group can't necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Private Company Ownership

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 52%, of the company's shares. It's hard to draw any conclusions from this fact alone, so its worth looking into who owns those private companies. Sometimes insiders or other related parties have an interest in shares in a public company through a separate private company.

Next Steps:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. To that end, you should be aware of the 1 warning sign we've spotted with Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima .

Ultimately the future is most important. You can access this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the last twelve months, which refer to the 12-month period ending on the last date of the month the financial statement is dated. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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