Pentair plc (PNR) shares are trading at lower $49.94 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $50.65.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $52.87 and the low is $22.01. Over the last 52 weeks, PNR is up 20.19% while the S&P 500 is up 11.51%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, PNR reported a profit of $277.4 million. Pentair plc also saw revenues increase to $798.5 million. In addition, PNR has free cash flow of $455.9 million as of 09-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $146.6 million which compares well with its peers.
PNR booked profit margins of 11.90%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 18.00%, and its Return on Assets is 8.40%. All told, it is clear that, PNR needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. PNR has a short ratio of 1.78 and outstanding shares of 166.10M.
PNR has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 2.14. Pentair plc PNR also noted assets of $4.1 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as PNR has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Pentair plc PNR has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, PNR represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Pentair plc PNR is now commanding a market cap of 8.26B and a float of 165.88M. PNR is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of PNR stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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