Wolfe Research upgraded shares of Allegion PLC (NYSE:ALLE) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, The Fly reports.

ALLE has been the topic of several other reports. BidaskClub cut shares of Allegion PLC from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Sunday, July 16th. Robert W. Baird set a $85.00 price target on shares of Allegion PLC and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company restated an outperform rating and set a $100.00 price target (up from $90.00) on shares of Allegion PLC in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Allegion PLC currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $89.75.

Allegion PLC (NYSE:ALLE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.02 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.02. Allegion PLC had a net margin of 14.37% and a return on equity of 154.50%. The business had revenue of $609.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $622.18 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.93 EPS. Allegion PLC’s revenue was up 4.9% on a year-over-year basis.

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In related news, insider Timothy P. Eckersley sold 12,782 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.14, for a total value of $1,037,131.48. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.64% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Tredje AP fonden bought a new stake in Allegion PLC in the second quarter worth $105,000. QS Investors LLC boosted its holdings in Allegion PLC by 1.2% in the second quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 1,310 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $106,000 after purchasing an additional 16 shares in the last quarter. Whittier Trust Co. boosted its holdings in Allegion PLC by 94.2% in the third quarter. Whittier Trust Co. now owns 1,237 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $107,000 after purchasing an additional 600 shares in the last quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC bought a new stake in Allegion PLC in the third quarter worth $107,000. Finally, Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in Allegion PLC by 75.0% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,400 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $114,000 after purchasing an additional 600 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.06% of the company’s stock.

About Allegion PLC

Allegion Public Limited Company is a provider of security products and solutions. The Company offers a portfolio of mechanical and electronic security products across a range of brands. Its segments include Americas; Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), and Asia Pacific. Its products include door closers and controls; door and door frames (steel); electronic security products; electronic and biometric access control systems; exit devices; locks, locksets, portable locks and key systems; time, attendance and workforce productivity systems, and other accessories.

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