Vetr lowered shares of Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Thursday morning. The firm currently has $7.76 target price on the stock.

Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Xerox Corporation from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 15th. Morgan Stanley started coverage on Xerox Corporation in a research note on Thursday. They issued an overweight rating and a $9.00 price target for the company. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded Xerox Corporation from a neutral rating to a buy rating and reduced their price target for the company from $10.50 to $8.50 in a research note on Tuesday. Brean Capital restated a hold rating on shares of Xerox Corporation in a research note on Monday, October 31st. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded Xerox Corporation from a neutral rating to an overweight rating and boosted their price target for the company from $8.73 to $10.50 in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Xerox Corporation currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $10.43.

Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) traded up 1.59% on Thursday, reaching $7.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 10,081,307 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $8.67 and a 200 day moving average price of $9.46. The company has a market cap of $7.15 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.83 and a beta of 1.17. Xerox Corporation has a 12 month low of $6.46 and a 12 month high of $11.39.

Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) last issued its earnings results on Friday, October 28th. The company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.27. Xerox Corporation had a return on equity of 12.62% and a net margin of 3.74%. The company earned $4.20 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.31 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.24 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Xerox Corporation will post $0.90 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.0775 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 13th. This represents a $0.31 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.40%. Xerox Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 50.00%.

In other news, CFO Leslie F. Varon sold 3,510 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.45, for a total transaction of $33,169.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Herve Tessler sold 14,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.49, for a total value of $132,860.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 96,319 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $914,067.31. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.37% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. CIBC World Markets Inc. acquired a new position in Xerox Corporation during the second quarter worth approximately $101,000. New York Life Trust Co. boosted its position in shares of Xerox Corporation by 49.7% in the third quarter. New York Life Trust Co. now owns 10,203 shares of the company’s stock worth $103,000 after buying an additional 3,387 shares during the last quarter. Concert Wealth Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Xerox Corporation by 0.6% in the third quarter. Concert Wealth Management Inc. now owns 10,375 shares of the company’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 59 shares during the last quarter. Lakeview Capital Partners LLC purchased a new position in shares of Xerox Corporation during the third quarter worth about $107,000. Finally, Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Xerox Corporation by 738.5% in the third quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 10,900 shares of the company’s stock worth $110,000 after buying an additional 9,600 shares during the last quarter. 82.30% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Xerox Corporation Company Profile

Xerox Corporation is engaged in imaging, business process, analytics, automation and user-centric insights. The Company’s segments include Services, Document Technology and Other. The Company’s Services segment comprises two types of service offerings: Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Document Outsourcing (DO).

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