Xylem Gets a Hold Rating from Stifel Nicolaus

By Carrie Williams

Stifel Nicolaus analyst Nathan Jones reiterated a Hold rating on Xylem (NYSE: XYL) on May 22 and set a price target of $52. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $51.41.

According to TipRanks.com, Jones is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 6.4% and a 54.4% success rate. Jones covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Lincoln Electric Holdings, Circor International, and Illinois Tool Works.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Xylem is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $55.17, representing a 7.3% upside.

In a report issued on May 23, Canaccord Genuity also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $50 price target.

Xylem’s market cap is currently $9.24B and has a P/E ratio of 37.12. The company has a book value ratio of 4.1041.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 40 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Earlier this month, Tomas Brannemo, the SVP of XYL sold 14,080 shares for a total of $709,018.

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Xylem, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture and application of highly engineered technologies for the water industry. It provides water and wastewater applications with a broad portfolio of products and services addressing the full cycle of water, from collection, distribution and use to the return of water to the environment. It operates through two business segments: Water Infrastructure and Applied Water. The Water Infrastructure segment focuses on the transportation, treatment and testing of water, offering a range of products including water & wastewater pumps, treatment & testing equipment, and controls & systems. This segment brands include Flygt, Wedeco, Godwin Pumps, WTW, Sanitaire, YSI and Leopold. The Applied Water segment encompasses the uses of water and focuses on the residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural markets. Its products include pumps, valves, heat exchangers, controls and dispensing equipment. The company was founded on May 4, 2011 and is headquartered in White Plains, NY.