Moog Inc (NYSE:MOG.A) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 485,000 shares, a decrease of 27.2% from the January 15th total of 666,100 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 155,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.1 days. Currently, 1.5% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on MOG.A. Zacks Investment Research raised Moog from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 28th. Cowen began coverage on Moog in a research note on Friday, January 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $110.00 price target for the company. Finally, ValuEngine raised Moog from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 20th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $102.33.

MOG.A stock traded down $0.42 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $94.14. 111,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 143,658. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $90.79 and a 200 day simple moving average of $85.77. Moog has a one year low of $73.99 and a one year high of $98.52. The company has a market cap of $3.18 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.76 and a beta of 1.62. The company has a current ratio of 2.34, a quick ratio of 1.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 13th. Moog’s dividend payout ratio is 19.57%.

Moog Company Profile

Moog Inc designs, manufactures, and integrates precision motion and fluid controls and systems for original equipment manufacturers and end users in the aerospace, defense, and industrial markets worldwide. The company's Aircrafts Controls segment offers primary and secondary flight controls for military and commercial aircrafts; aftermarket support services; and ground-based navigation aids.

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