Circor International Inc. (NYSE:CIR) traded down 4.9% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $54.50 and last traded at $55.88, with a volume of 115,643 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $58.76.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Sidoti downgraded shares of Circor International from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Circor International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 20th. Stifel Nicolaus raised 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. Finally, SunTrust Banks Inc. downgraded 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. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Circor International currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.25.

The firm has a market capitalization of $935.01 million and a PE ratio of 199.09. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $58.30 and its 200 day moving average price is $48.46.

Circor International (NYSE:CIR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 29th. The company reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.06. The business earned $146.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $144.01 million. Circor International’s revenue for the quarter was down 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.55 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Circor International Inc. will post $2.16 earnings per share for the current year.

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

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Circor International stock. Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in Circor International Inc. (NYSE:CIR) by 2.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 29,445 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 565 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.18% of Circor International worth $1,241,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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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