Xylem (NYSE:XYL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets reiterated their buy rating on shares of Xylem (NYSE:XYL) in a research note published on Friday, February 2nd. The firm currently has a $86.00 target price on the industrial products company’s stock.

Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Xylem from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a hold rating and set a $56.00 target price on shares of Xylem in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a hold rating and set a $63.00 target price on shares of Xylem in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a buy rating and set a $80.00 target price on shares of Xylem in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Oppenheimer increased their target price on Xylem from $66.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Xylem presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $70.08.

Shares of Xylem (XYL) opened at $71.93 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 1.88 and a quick ratio of 1.41. The stock has a market capitalization of $12,719.27, a P/E ratio of 39.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.20. Xylem has a 52 week low of $46.95 and a 52 week high of $76.81.

Xylem (NYSE:XYL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The industrial products company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.76. The firm had revenue of $1.28 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.27 billion. Xylem had a return on equity of 17.95% and a net margin of 7.03%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.66 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Xylem will post 2.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.21 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 14th. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.17%. This is an increase from Xylem’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. Xylem’s dividend payout ratio is currently 39.13%.

In related news, Director Steven R. Loranger sold 17,139 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.10, for a total transaction of $1,167,165.90. Following the sale, the director now owns 26,150 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,780,815. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Curtis J. Crawford sold 7,948 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.77, for a total value of $570,427.96. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 55,245 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,964,933.65. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 75,455 shares of company stock worth $5,166,873 in the last three months. 0.75% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Greenleaf Trust boosted its holdings in shares of Xylem by 97.4% in the 4th quarter. Greenleaf Trust now owns 1,490 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $102,000 after purchasing an additional 735 shares in the last quarter. Invictus RG acquired a new stake in shares of Xylem in the 3rd quarter valued at $104,000. Hanson & Doremus Investment Management acquired a new stake in shares of Xylem in the 4th quarter valued at $126,000. FNY Partners Fund LP boosted its holdings in shares of Xylem by 2,700.0% in the 3rd quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP now owns 2,800 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $175,000 after purchasing an additional 2,700 shares in the last quarter. Finally, UMB Bank N A MO acquired a new stake in shares of Xylem in the 4th quarter valued at $205,000. 85.07% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Xylem

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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