The Recent Analysts' Ratings Updates for Actuant Corporation (ATU)

08 Juillet, 2017, 17:58 | Author: Marc Bacque

Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) was upgraded by equities researchers at Gabelli from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report released on Thursday, June 22nd, reports. Actuant had 26 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.18 and the highest is $0.22. During the same period a year ago, the firm earned $0.40 earnings per share. The company is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, September 27th. SunTrust initiated the shares of ATU in report on Tuesday, November 3 with "Buy" rating.

Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) has risen 0.16% since July 5, 2016 and is uptrending. The industrial products company reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.31 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $295.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $294 million. The short interest to Actuant Corporation's float is 10.78%. Now Actuant Corporation's current price is $3 shy of the official highest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.40 EPS.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their target price on shares of Actuant Corporation from $28.00 to $26.00 and set a hold rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a "hold" rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of Actuant Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded shares of Actuant Corporation from an underweight rating to a neutral rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $23.00 to $21.00 in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. KeyCorp upgraded shares of Actuant Corporation from a sector weight rating to an overweight rating and set a $32.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $27.00.

Shares of Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) opened at 24.55 on Friday. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc sold 1.35 million shares as Actuant Corp (ATU)'s stock declined 5.05%. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.23 and a beta of 1.61.

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Actuant Corporation has a 50 day moving average of 25.22 and a 200 day moving average of 26.40. It fall, as 25 investors sold Actuant Corporation shares while 51 reduced holdings. Public Employees Retirement System of OH boosted its position in Actuant Corporation by 6.3% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 6,530 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $172,000 after buying an additional 150 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 95,406 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $2,476,000 after buying an additional 2,094 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in Actuant Corporation by 16.0% in the first quarter. Actuant Corporation earned a media sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern's scale. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 53,688 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $1,415,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the last quarter.

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Actuant Corporation designs, manufactures and distributes a range of industrial products and systems to various end markets. The Firm operates through three divisions: Industrial, Energy and Engineered Solutions. The Company's Industrial segment is primarily involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded hydraulic and mechanical tools to the maintenance, industrial, infrastructure and production automation markets.



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