EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NPO) SVP Jon D. Rickers sold 500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.63, for a total value of $37,815.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 6,215 shares in the company, valued at approximately $470,040.45. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Shares of EnPro Industries stock traded up $1.00 during trading on Friday, reaching $75.34. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 53,038 shares, compared to its average volume of 188,186. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a current ratio of 2.64 and a quick ratio of 1.78. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.58 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.76, a PEG ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 1.06. EnPro Industries, Inc. has a 1-year low of $63.73 and a 1-year high of $94.79.

EnPro Industries (NYSE:NPO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 1st. The industrial products company reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.37). The business had revenue of $393.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $370.48 million. EnPro Industries had a return on equity of 7.33% and a net margin of 36.50%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.01 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that EnPro Industries, Inc. will post 3.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 19th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 5th will be given a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 4th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.27%. EnPro Industries’s payout ratio is 41.74%.

NPO has been the topic of several recent research reports. Oppenheimer dropped their target price on EnPro Industries from $100.00 to $90.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised EnPro Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. KeyCorp dropped their target price on EnPro Industries from $105.00 to $90.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. TheStreet cut EnPro Industries from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 21st. Finally, ValuEngine cut EnPro Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $90.67.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of EnPro Industries by 5.0% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,902,994 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $203,064,000 after purchasing an additional 138,335 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of EnPro Industries by 30.3% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,069,483 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $74,811,000 after purchasing an additional 248,556 shares in the last quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL boosted its position in shares of EnPro Industries by 91.3% in the 2nd quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 882,202 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $61,710,000 after purchasing an additional 421,102 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its position in shares of EnPro Industries by 243.8% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 618,705 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $43,278,000 after purchasing an additional 438,735 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its position in shares of EnPro Industries by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 607,030 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $42,462,000 after purchasing an additional 13,095 shares in the last quarter. 91.12% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

EnPro Industries Company Profile

EnPro Industries, Inc designs, develops, manufactures, and markets engineered industrial products worldwide. The company's Sealing Products segment offers metallic, non-metallic, and composite material gaskets; dynamic seals; compression packings; resilient metal seals; elastomeric seals; hydraulic components; expansion joints; flange sealing and isolation products; pipeline casing spacers/isolators; casing end seals; modular sealing systems for sealing pipeline penetrations; hole forming products; manhole infiltration sealing systems; bellows and bellows assemblies; pedestals; custom-engineered mechanical seals; polytetrafluoroethylene products; and heavy-duty commercial vehicle parts.

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