Shares of Circor International Inc. (NYSE:CIR) fell 1.8% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $60.06 and last traded at $60.24, with a volume of 72,056 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $61.36.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on CIR shares. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Circor International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Circor International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Sidoti lowered shares of Circor International from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 3rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks Inc. lowered shares of Circor International from a “neutral” rating to a “reduce” rating and set a $36.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Thursday, April 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Circor International currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $51.25.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $58.04 and its 200 day moving average price is $47.49. The firm has a market cap of $993.47 million and a PE ratio of 211.54.

Circor International (NYSE:CIR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 29th. The company reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.11. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.60 EPS. The business earned $150.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $139.22 million. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Circor International Inc. will post $2.17 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director Douglas M. Hayes sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.43, for a total value of $574,300.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 17,556 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,008,241.08. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Circor International stock. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Circor International Inc. (NYSE:CIR) by 1.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 31,819 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 500 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System owned approximately 0.19% of Circor International worth $1,341,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

CIRCOR International, Inc (CIRCOR) designs, manufactures and markets engineered products and sub-systems, which are used in the oil and gas, power generation, aerospace, defense and other industrial markets. The Company operates through two segments: CIRCOR Energy (Energy), and CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense (Aerospace & Defense).

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