Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GDI) – Equities research analysts at William Blair lifted their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for shares of Gardner Denver Holdings in a report issued on Thursday. William Blair analyst B. Drab now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.43 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.38. William Blair currently has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for Gardner Denver Holdings’ Q4 2017 earnings at $0.41 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $1.28 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $1.49 EPS.

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GDI has been the subject of a number of other research reports. UBS AG assumed coverage on shares of Gardner Denver Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. They set a “buy” rating and a $28.00 target price for the company. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on shares of Gardner Denver Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $27.00 target price for the company. Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on shares of Gardner Denver Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. They set a “buy” rating and a $27.00 target price for the company. Piper Jaffray Companies assumed coverage on shares of Gardner Denver Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $27.00 target price for the company. Finally, Tigress Financial assumed coverage on shares of Gardner Denver Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Gardner Denver Holdings currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $27.13.

Gardner Denver Holdings (GDI) opened at 24.07 on Monday. The company’s market cap is $4.72 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average is $22.31 and its 200 day moving average is $22.42. Gardner Denver Holdings has a 1-year low of $19.91 and a 1-year high of $24.55.

In related news, Director William P. Donnelly acquired 42,642 shares of Gardner Denver Holdings stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 24th. The stock was bought at an average price of $23.37 per share, with a total value of $996,543.54. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 42,642 shares in the company, valued at approximately $996,543.54. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 1.37% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Jennison Associates LLC bought a new stake in shares of Gardner Denver Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $49,247,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp bought a new stake in shares of Gardner Denver Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $2,576,000. Rhumbline Advisers bought a new stake in shares of Gardner Denver Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $1,008,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new stake in shares of Gardner Denver Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $8,644,000. Finally, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale bought a new stake in shares of Gardner Denver Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $7,640,000. 0.42% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Gardner Denver Holdings

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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