Crane (NYSE:CR) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.10 EPS

Crane (NYSE:CRGet Free Report) posted its earnings results on Monday. The conglomerate reported $1.22 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.10, reports. Crane had a return on equity of 24.45% and a net margin of 13.10%. The firm had revenue of $565.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $546.39 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.25 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 10.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Crane updated its FY24 guidance to $4.75-5.05 EPS and its FY 2024 guidance to 4.750-5.050 EPS.

Crane Price Performance

Shares of CR traded up $3.28 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $141.39. 180,512 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 239,161. The company has a market capitalization of $8.07 billion, a PE ratio of 37.47, a PEG ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 1.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 1.18 and a quick ratio of 0.88. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $130.01 and a 200-day simple moving average of $115.65. Crane has a one year low of $67.28 and a one year high of $143.67.

Crane Dividend Announcement

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.205 per share. This represents a $0.82 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.58%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 31st. Crane’s dividend payout ratio is presently 22.22%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Several research firms recently commented on CR. cut Crane from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 19th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on Crane from $150.00 to $157.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Bank of America increased their price target on Crane from $110.00 to $140.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 5th. Finally, Vertical Research raised Crane from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat, the stock currently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $126.40.

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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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