Headlines about Gardner Denver (NYSE:GDI) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gardner Denver earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.8718929578128 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

GDI has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Gardner Denver from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Citigroup raised their target price on Gardner Denver to $36.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Tigress Financial reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Gardner Denver in a report on Monday, December 18th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price objective on Gardner Denver from $34.00 to $36.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, Barclays reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $33.00 price objective (down from $35.00) on shares of Gardner Denver in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.83.

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Shares of Gardner Denver stock traded down $1.92 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $31.21. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 907,997 shares, compared to its average volume of 714,271. Gardner Denver has a 12 month low of $19.91 and a 12 month high of $38.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.37, a current ratio of 2.61 and a quick ratio of 1.72.

Gardner Denver (NYSE:GDI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. The company reported $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.28. The company had revenue of $665.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $654.94 million. sell-side analysts predict that Gardner Denver will post 1.26 earnings per share for the current year.

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Gardner Denver Company Profile

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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