Headlines about SPX FLOW (NYSE:FLOW) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SPX FLOW earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.1873604532544 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. Wolfe Research downgraded SPX FLOW from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th. BidaskClub downgraded SPX FLOW from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Seaport Global Securities restated a “buy” rating on shares of SPX FLOW in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on SPX FLOW from $47.00 to $49.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.00.
Shares of SPX FLOW (NYSE:FLOW) opened at $45.90 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,945.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.25, a P/E/G ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 2.79. SPX FLOW has a 52-week low of $30.33 and a 52-week high of $46.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.67 and a quick ratio of 1.19.
In other news, VP Kevin Eamigh sold 6,944 shares of SPX FLOW stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.67, for a total transaction of $317,132.48. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 43,013 shares in the company, valued at $1,964,403.71. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider David Adam Kowalski sold 24,000 shares of SPX FLOW stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.94, for a total value of $1,006,560.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 118,033 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,950,304.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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SPX FLOW Company Profile
SPX FLOW, Inc is a global supplier of engineered solutions. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had operations in over 30 countries and sales in over 150 countries around the world. The Company operates in three business segments: Food and Beverage, Power and Energy, and Industrial. Its product portfolio of pumps, valves, mixers, filters, air dryers, hydraulic tools, homogenizers, separators and heat exchangers, along with the related aftermarket parts and services, supports global industries, including food and beverage, oil and gas, power generation, chemical processing, compressed air and mining.
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