Emcor Group Inc. (NYSE:EME)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $52.49 and last traded at $51.79, with a volume of 83,595 shares. The stock had previously closed at $52.00.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Emcor Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Sidoti began coverage on Emcor Group in a research note on Tuesday, June 21st. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on Emcor Group from $54.00 to $57.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. DA Davidson upgraded Emcor Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 28th. Finally, FBR & Co reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $52.00 price target on shares of Emcor Group in a research note on Monday, March 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Emcor Group currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.40.

The stock has a market cap of $3.14 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.70. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $48.43 and a 200 day moving average price of $46.95.

Emcor Group (NYSE:EME) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.01. The company earned $1.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.64 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.52 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 9.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Emcor Group Inc. will post $2.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 29th. Investors of record on Monday, July 18th will be paid a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 14th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.62%.

In related news, Director Michael T. Yonker sold 10,833 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.58, for a total value of $526,267.14. Following the transaction, the director now owns 55,197 shares in the company, valued at $2,681,470.26. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Jerry E. Ryan sold 6,382 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.60, for a total value of $310,165.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 35,584 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,729,382.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. Strs Ohio increased its stake in Emcor Group by 283.1% in the fourth quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 31,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,527,000 after buying an additional 23,500 shares in the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its stake in Emcor Group by 29.6% in the fourth quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 160,431 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,707,000 after buying an additional 36,657 shares in the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in Emcor Group by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 116,205 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,582,000 after buying an additional 1,812 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake in Emcor Group by 25.0% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 82,373 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,957,000 after buying an additional 16,498 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in Emcor Group by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 112,883 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,423,000 after buying an additional 1,840 shares in the last quarter.

EMCOR Group, Inc is an electrical and mechanical construction, and facilities services firm in the United States. The Company provides a number of building services and industrial services. The Company’s segments are United States electrical construction and facilities services; United States mechanical construction and facilities services; United States building services; United States industrial services, and United Kingdom building services.

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