Vetr cut shares of Arconic Inc (NASDAQ:ARNC) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday. Vetr currently has $28.78 price target on the basic materials company’s stock.

A number of other research firms also recently commented on ARNC. Longbow Research initiated coverage on shares of Arconic in a research report on Friday, March 31st. They set a neutral rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Arconic from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, May 8th. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a neutral rating on shares of Arconic in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Cowen and Company restated a market perform rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Arconic in a research report on Wednesday, March 29th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a buy rating and set a $32.00 price target on shares of Arconic in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $26.88.

Shares of Arconic (NASDAQ:ARNC) traded down 0.68% on Tuesday, reaching $24.95. 1,913,518 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Arconic has a 1-year low of $16.75 and a 1-year high of $30.69. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $24.85 and its 200-day moving average price is $26.09. The company’s market capitalization is $10.94 billion.

Arconic (NASDAQ:ARNC) last posted its earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The basic materials company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.26 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $3.26 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.18 billion. Arconic had a net margin of 10.09% and a return on equity of 23.34%. The firm’s revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Arconic will post $1.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 25th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 4th will be given a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.96%.

In other Arconic news, Director Christopher L. Ayers bought 7,325 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 26th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $27.31 per share, for a total transaction of $200,045.75. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 7,425 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $202,776.75. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Patrice E. Merrin bought 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 30th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $27.17 per share, for a total transaction of $271,700.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 5,000 shares in the company, valued at $135,850. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ARNC. First Financial Equity Corporation acquired a new stake in Arconic during the first quarter worth approximately $289,000. Pettee Investors Inc. acquired a new stake in Arconic during the first quarter worth approximately $218,000. Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd acquired a new stake in Arconic during the first quarter worth approximately $221,000. Sii Investments Inc. WI acquired a new stake in Arconic during the first quarter worth approximately $227,000. Finally, Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Arconic during the first quarter worth approximately $228,000.

Arconic Company Profile

Arconic Inc, formerly Alcoa Inc, is engaged in lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing. The Company operates through three segments: Global Rolled Products, Engineered Products and Solutions, and Transportation and Construction Solutions. Its multi-material products, which include aluminum, titanium and nickel, are used around the world in markets, such as aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation and packaging.

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