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What should you know before buying stock in Xylem Inc. (XYL)

Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL) is -6.33% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $72.08 and a high of $118.58 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The XYL stock was last observed hovering at around $101.42 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 2.15% off its average median price target of $112.50 for the next 12 months. It is also 19.71% off the consensus price target high of $129.00 offered by 18 analysts, but current levels are -12.58% lower than the price target low of $92.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $103.57, the stock is -6.86% and -6.99% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 4.81 million and changing 2.12% at the moment leaves the stock 9.93% off its SMA200. XYL registered -3.29% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 22.86%.

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The stock witnessed a -6.82% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 10.35%, and is -10.72% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 3.58% over the week and 2.51% over the month.

Xylem Inc. (XYL) has around 17300 employees, a market worth around $18.40B and $5.34B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 58.78 and Fwd P/E is 32.78. Profit margin for the company is 6.00%. Distance from 52-week low is 43.69% and -12.66% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (8.90%).

Xylem Inc. (XYL) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Xylem Inc. (XYL) is a “Hold”. 18 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.70, where 11 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 5 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Xylem Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/02/2023.The EPS is expected to grow by 67.70% this year.

Xylem Inc. (XYL) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 180.20M, and float is at 178.75M with Short Float at 2.09%.

Xylem Inc. (XYL) Insider Activity

A total of 7 insider transactions have happened at Xylem Inc. (XYL) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 7 and purchases happening 0 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Pine Matthew Francis,the company’sSenior Vice President. SEC filings show that Pine Matthew Francis sold 11,870 shares of the company’s common stock on Nov 04 at a price of $107.12 per share for a total of $1.27 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 22819.0 shares.

Xylem Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Sep 06 that Toussaint Claudia S (Senior Vice President) sold a total of 16,825 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Sep 06 and was made at $91.37 per share for $1.54 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 40786.0 shares of the XYL stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Aug 10, Harker Victoria D (Director) disposed off 5,000 shares at an average price of $100.26 for $0.5 million. The insider now directly holds 21,099 shares of Xylem Inc. (XYL).

Xylem Inc. (XYL): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Dover Corporation (DOV) that is trading -17.47% down over the past 12 months and Xylem Inc. (XYL) that is -3.29% lower over the same period. IDEX Corporation (IEX) is 6.02% up on the 1-year trading charts.

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