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

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

The company has a 50 day moving average price of $58.22 and a 200 day moving average price of $48.62. The firm has a market cap of $935.01 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 199.09.

Circor International (NYSE:CIR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 29th. The company reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $146.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $144.01 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.55 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Circor International Inc. will post $2.11 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Circor International stock. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in Circor International Inc. (NYSE:CIR) by 1.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor 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 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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).

Get Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.