Circor International Inc. (NYSE:CIR) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation, one has given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $46.00.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. KeyCorp assumed coverage on Circor International in a report on Tuesday, September 20th. They set a “sector weight” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Circor International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus decreased their price objective on Circor International from $68.00 to $61.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Monday, August 1st.

In related news, Director Douglas M. Hayes sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $61.17, for a total transaction of $183,510.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 14,556 shares in the company, valued at $890,390.52. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. PineBridge Investments L.P. increased its stake in shares of Circor International by 7.5% in the second quarter. PineBridge Investments L.P. now owns 2,083 shares of the company’s stock valued at $119,000 after buying an additional 146 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in shares of Circor International by 104.7% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 5,411 shares of the company’s stock valued at $308,000 after buying an additional 2,767 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Circor International by 2.4% in the second quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 8,538 shares of the company’s stock valued at $487,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors L.L.C. increased its stake in shares of Circor International by 14.5% in the first quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors L.L.C. now owns 16,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $770,000 after buying an additional 2,100 shares during the period. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Circor International by 2.1% in the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 19,300 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,100,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the period.

Shares of Circor International (NYSE:CIR) opened at 48.14 on Wednesday. Circor International has a one year low of $32.79 and a one year high of $62.87. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $58.07 and its 200 day moving average price is $55.70. The firm has a market cap of $790.60 million, a P/E ratio of 118.86 and a beta of 1.39.

Circor International (NYSE:CIR) last issued its earnings results on Friday, July 29th. The company reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.07. The business earned $146.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $144.01 million. Circor International had a return on equity of 9.45% and a net margin of 1.09%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.55 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Circor International will post $2.19 EPS for the current year.

About Circor International

CIRCOR International, Inc (CIRCOR) designs, manufactures and markets engineered products and sub-systems, which are used in the oil and gas, power generation, aerospace, defense and other industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: CIRCOR Energy (Energy), and CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense (Aerospace & Defense).

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