Mistras Group Inc. (NYSE:MG) rose 3.1% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $25.91 and last traded at $25.90, with a volume of 52,776 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $25.12.

Several research firms have weighed in on MG. TD Securities dropped their price objective on shares of Mistras Group from $51.00 to $46.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 11th. KeyCorp lowered shares of Mistras Group from an “overweight” rating to a “sector weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 7th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Mistras Group has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $31.21.

The firm has a market cap of $747.97 million and a P/E ratio of 31.89. The company has a 50-day moving average of $24.61 and a 200 day moving average of $23.46.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Mistras Group stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Mistras Group Inc. (NYSE:MG) by 5.9% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 779,195 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 43,647 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 2.70% of Mistras Group worth $14,875,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Mistras Group, Inc is a provider of asset protection solutions. The Company offers one source for asset protection solutions to its customers. The Company has three segments: Services, Products and Systems, and International. The Company’s Services segment provides asset protection solutions consisting primarily of non-destructive testing and inspection, and engineering services that are used to evaluate the structural integrity and reliability of energy, industrial and public infrastructure.

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