Shares of Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the sixteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $79.50.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on XYL. Janney Montgomery Scott lowered Xylem from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, March 29th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Xylem from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 9th. Oppenheimer set a $80.00 price target on Xylem and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 4th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on Xylem from $80.00 to $93.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 16th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Xylem from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 4th.

Shares of NYSE XYL traded up $0.16 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $82.93. The company had a trading volume of 660,161 shares, compared to its average volume of 784,079. Xylem has a one year low of $60.65 and a one year high of $83.49. The company has a current ratio of 1.51, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74. The firm has a market cap of $14.92 billion, a PE ratio of 28.80, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 1.14.

Xylem (NYSE:XYL) last released its earnings results on Thursday, January 31st. The industrial products company reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.88. Xylem had a return on equity of 19.89% and a net margin of 10.54%. The company had revenue of $1.39 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.36 billion. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Xylem will post 3.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Xylem news, insider Colin R. Sabol sold 15,930 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.45, for a total transaction of $1,281,568.50. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 54,543 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,387,984.35. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Kenneth Napolitano sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.64, for a total value of $403,200.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 51,228 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,131,025.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 80,195 shares of company stock worth $6,000,933 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 0.85% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of XYL. Liberty Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in Xylem during the 4th quarter valued at $35,000. Doyle Wealth Management bought a new position in shares of Xylem during the 4th quarter valued at $36,000. CWM LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Xylem by 100.9% during the 4th quarter. CWM LLC now owns 681 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $45,000 after buying an additional 342 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Xylem by 5,057.1% during the 4th quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 722 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $48,000 after buying an additional 708 shares during the period. Finally, Essex Savings Bank bought a new position in shares of Xylem during the 4th quarter valued at $53,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.64% of the company’s stock.

About Xylem

Xylem Inc engages in the design, manufacture, and servicing of engineered products and solutions for the water and wastewater applications. It operates in three segments: Water Infrastructure, Applied Water, and Measurement & Control Solutions. The Water Infrastructure segment offers various products, including water and wastewater pumps; controls and systems; filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment; and mobile dewatering equipment under the Flygt, Godwin, Wedeco, Sanitaire, and Leopold names for the transportation and treatment of water.

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