Xylem Inc. (XYL) Rating Reiterated by Stifel Nicolaus

Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They currently have a $63.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price would indicate a potential downside of 2.90% from the stock’s previous close.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating and set a $70.00 target price (up previously from $60.00) on shares of Xylem in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their price objective on Xylem from $58.00 to $64.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. lifted their price objective on Xylem from $60.00 to $66.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Boenning Scattergood reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Xylem in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $67.00 price objective on shares of Xylem in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Xylem has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $61.92.

Shares of Xylem (NYSE XYL) opened at 64.71 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $63.30 and its 200 day moving average price is $56.40. The firm has a market cap of $11.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 41.78 and a beta of 1.17. Xylem has a 12-month low of $45.60 and a 12-month high of $65.42.

Xylem (NYSE:XYL) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The industrial products company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.02. Xylem had a return on equity of 17.26% and a net margin of 6.58%. The firm had revenue of $1.16 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.17 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.48 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 24.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Xylem will post $2.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, insider Kenneth Napolitano sold 9,052 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.16, for a total value of $544,568.32. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 35,303 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,123,828.48. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 0.75% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Harfst & Associates Inc. lifted its position in shares of Xylem by 26.1% during the 2nd quarter. Harfst & Associates Inc. now owns 2,433 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $134,000 after acquiring an additional 503 shares during the period. CENTRAL TRUST Co lifted its position in shares of Xylem by 160.3% during the 2nd quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 2,655 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $146,000 after acquiring an additional 1,635 shares during the period. FNY Partners Fund LP bought a new stake in shares of Xylem during the 1st quarter valued at $151,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC bought a new stake in shares of Xylem during the 2nd quarter valued at $168,000. Finally, Federated Investors Inc. PA lifted its position in shares of Xylem by 5.8% during the 2nd quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 3,286 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $182,000 after acquiring an additional 181 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.40% of the company’s stock.

Xylem Company Profile

Xylem Inc is a water technology company. The Company designs, manufactures and services engineered solutions across a range of critical applications. It is an equipment and service provider for water and wastewater applications with a portfolio of products and services addressing the cycle of water, from collection, distribution and use to the return of water to the environment.

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