Barometer Capital Management Inc. Invests $1.86 Million in Crane (NYSE:CR)

Barometer Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Crane (NYSE:CRFree Report) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 15,700 shares of the conglomerate’s stock, valued at approximately $1,855,000.

A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CR. Fifth Third Bancorp increased its stake in Crane by 40.9% in the 4th quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp now owns 341 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $40,000 after purchasing an additional 99 shares in the last quarter. Picton Mahoney Asset Management acquired a new position in shares of Crane during the 4th quarter worth $90,000. Claret Asset Management Corp purchased a new stake in shares of Crane in the 4th quarter worth about $201,000. Raymond James Trust N.A. acquired a new stake in Crane in the 4th quarter valued at about $203,000. Finally, DAVENPORT & Co LLC purchased a new position in Crane during the 4th quarter valued at about $207,000. 75.14% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Crane Stock Down 0.1 %

NYSE CR traded down $0.18 on Tuesday, hitting $142.29. 235,163 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 233,945. The company has a market capitalization of $8.13 billion, a P/E ratio of 38.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.87. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $141.41 and a 200 day moving average of $127.27. The company has a current ratio of 1.18, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29. Crane has a twelve month low of $77.73 and a twelve month high of $150.01.

Crane (NYSE:CRGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 22nd. The conglomerate reported $1.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.10. Crane had a return on equity of 24.45% and a net margin of 13.10%. The business had revenue of $565.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $546.39 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.25 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 10.0% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts expect that Crane will post 7.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Crane Dividend Announcement

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 31st will be given a $0.205 dividend. This represents a $0.82 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 31st. Crane’s dividend payout ratio is presently 21.98%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. DA Davidson increased their price target on shares of Crane from $142.00 to $160.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 24th. UBS Group boosted their price target on Crane from $120.00 to $152.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 15th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $157.00 price objective on shares of Crane in a research note on Wednesday, May 15th. Bank of America lifted their price objective on Crane from $140.00 to $165.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 29th. Finally, Vertical Research upgraded shares of Crane from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from, the company has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $143.67.

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About Crane

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Crane Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Aerospace & Electronics, Process Flow Technologies, and Engineered Materials.

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