Gardner Denver (GDI) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows

Media headlines about Gardner Denver (NYSE:GDI) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gardner Denver earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.508928749861 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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Gardner Denver stock traded down $0.98 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $29.83. 847,407 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 627,007. The stock has a market cap of $6,048.48 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 298.30. The company has a current ratio of 2.61, a quick ratio of 1.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.37. Gardner Denver has a 1-year low of $19.91 and a 1-year high of $38.00.

Gardner Denver (NYSE:GDI) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The company reported $0.69 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.28. The company had revenue of $665.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $654.94 million. research analysts expect that Gardner Denver will post 1.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

GDI has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Gardner Denver from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Barclays initiated coverage on shares of Gardner Denver in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $35.00 price objective on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $38.00 price objective (down from $41.00) on shares of Gardner Denver in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. Johnson Rice initiated coverage on shares of Gardner Denver in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. They issued an “accumulate” rating and a $40.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Citigroup raised their target price on shares of Gardner Denver to $36.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.83.

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Gardner Denver Company Profile

Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc provides mission-critical flow control and compression equipment; and associated aftermarket parts, consumables, and services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through three segments: Industrials, Energy, and Medical.

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