Headlines about Xylem (NYSE:XYL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Xylem earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.3905096962863 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Free Post Earnings Research Report: Xylem’s Revenue Grew 33.2%; EPS Surged 41.5% (finance.yahoo.com)
- Xylem (XYL) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
- NextEra Energy Inc (NEE) Shares Bought by First Trust Advisors LP (nismagazine.com)
- Centrifugal Pump Market: Single Stage and Submersible Pump Product Types Projected to Account for More Than 50% Volume Share … (advfn.com)
- Hot Stocks: Appian Corporation, (NASDAQ: APPN), Mercer International Inc., (NASDAQ: MERC), Xylem Inc., (NYSE … – Stocks In The News (press release) (tradingnewsnow.com)
Xylem (XYL) traded up $0.40 during trading on Thursday, reaching $68.38. 744,459 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,204,142. The stock has a market cap of $12,184.06, a PE ratio of 29.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a current ratio of 1.76. Xylem has a 12 month low of $46.67 and a 12 month high of $69.88.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 2nd were given a $0.18 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 1st. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.05%. Xylem’s payout ratio is presently 41.86%.
XYL has been the topic of several analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $71.00 price target (up from $64.00) on shares of Xylem in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $56.00 price target on shares of Xylem in a report on Friday, October 6th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $63.00 price target on shares of Xylem in a report on Friday, October 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Xylem from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Xylem in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Xylem has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $65.17.
In other Xylem news, insider Colin R. Sabol sold 38,070 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.81, for a total transaction of $2,505,386.70. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 61,979 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,078,837.99. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Steven R. Loranger sold 37,700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.25, for a total transaction of $2,497,625.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 58,831 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,897,553.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 83,270 shares of company stock valued at $5,501,312. 0.75% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Xylem Inc is a water technology company. The Company designs, manufactures and services engineered solutions across a range of critical applications. It is an equipment and service provider for water and wastewater applications with a portfolio of products and services addressing the cycle of water, from collection, distribution and use to the return of water to the environment.
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