Press coverage about Xylem (NYSE:XYL) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Xylem earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.4467329525334 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on XYL. Oppenheimer boosted their price objective on shares of Xylem from $66.00 to $75.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price objective on shares of Xylem in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $65.00 price objective on shares of Xylem in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of Xylem in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Seaport Global Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Xylem in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Xylem has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $65.92.

Xylem (XYL) traded up $0.25 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $69.48. 554,692 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 734,960. Xylem has a 1 year low of $46.67 and a 1 year high of $69.88. The company has a current ratio of 1.76, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The company has a market cap of $12,450.00, a PE ratio of 40.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 1.18.

Xylem (NYSE:XYL) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The industrial products company reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.01. Xylem had a net margin of 6.85% and a return on equity of 17.74%. The firm had revenue of $1.20 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.18 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.54 EPS. Xylem’s quarterly revenue was up 33.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Xylem will post 2.39 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Xylem news, insider Colin R. Sabol sold 38,070 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.81, for a total value of $2,505,386.70. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 61,979 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,078,837.99. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Steven R. Loranger sold 47,712 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.10, for a total transaction of $3,249,187.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 68,843 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,688,208.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 150,777 shares of company stock valued at $10,097,757. 0.75% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Xylem Company Profile

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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