BWX Technologies (NYSE:BWXT) released its quarterly earnings data on Sunday. The technology company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.02, Briefing.com reports. BWX Technologies had a net margin of 13.27% and a return on equity of 61.50%. The business had revenue of $528.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $531.68 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.79 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

BWXT stock traded up $0.14 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $67.41. The stock had a trading volume of 2,682 shares, compared to its average volume of 396,794. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $66.40 and its 200 day moving average price is $60.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.64, a current ratio of 1.85 and a quick ratio of 1.85. The firm has a market cap of $6.41 billion, a PE ratio of 23.52, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.13 and a beta of 0.96. BWX Technologies has a 12-month low of $49.60 and a 12-month high of $68.67.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 26th. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 10th were given a dividend of $0.21 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, March 9th. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.25%. This is a positive change from BWX Technologies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. BWX Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 32.06%.

Several brokerages have issued reports on BWXT. Robert W. Baird downgraded shares of BWX Technologies from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $70.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, January 7th. Maxim Group lifted their price objective on BWX Technologies from $75.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 14th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. BWX Technologies currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $71.40.

In other news, CFO David S. Black sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.24, for a total transaction of $57,240.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 68,551 shares in the company, valued at $3,923,859.24. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. In the last three months, insiders have sold 3,300 shares of company stock worth $205,752. Corporate insiders own 0.46% of the company’s stock.

BWX Technologies Company Profile

BWX Technologies, Inc manufactures and sells nuclear components in the United States, Canada, and internationally. Its Nuclear Operations Group segment offers nuclear components, reactors, assemblies, and fuel for the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration's Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and other uses; close-tolerance equipment for nuclear applications; research reactor fuel elements for colleges, universities, and national laboratories; and components for defense applications.

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