News stories about Gardner Denver (NYSE:GDI) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Gardner Denver earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.816199423804 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Several equities analysts recently commented on GDI shares. Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price objective (up from $28.00) on shares of Gardner Denver in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 price objective on shares of Gardner Denver in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Gardner Denver from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. UBS increased their price objective on shares of Gardner Denver from $28.00 to $33.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of Gardner Denver from $30.00 to $34.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $30.40.

Gardner Denver (NYSE:GDI) traded down $0.14 on Thursday, reaching $31.69. 467,525 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 904,857. Gardner Denver has a 12 month low of $19.91 and a 12 month high of $32.75. The company has a quick ratio of 1.60, a current ratio of 2.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.58.

In other Gardner Denver news, major shareholder Fund Holdings L.P. Kkr sold 25,250,880 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.43, for a total transaction of $667,380,758.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Company insiders own 1.37% of the company’s stock.

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About Gardner Denver

Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc is a global provider of mission-critical flow control and compression equipments and associated aftermarket parts, consumables and services. The Company operates through three business segments: Industry, Energy and Medical. Industry segment designs, manufactures, markets and services a range of air compression, vacuum and blower products.

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