Shares of EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NPO) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the eight research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $91.60.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Oppenheimer decreased their price objective on EnPro Industries from $100.00 to $90.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered EnPro Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 4th. TheStreet raised EnPro Industries from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, August 6th. ValuEngine raised EnPro Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 17th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 price target on shares of EnPro Industries in a research note on Thursday, August 16th.

Shares of NYSE:NPO traded down $1.15 during trading on Monday, hitting $76.58. 94,900 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 160,161. EnPro Industries has a 1-year low of $63.73 and a 1-year high of $94.79. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.55 billion, a PE ratio of 33.56, a PEG ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a current ratio of 2.64, a quick ratio of 1.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56.

EnPro Industries (NYSE:NPO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 1st. The industrial products company reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.37). EnPro Industries had a return on equity of 7.33% and a net margin of 36.50%. The firm had revenue of $393.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $370.48 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.01 EPS. EnPro Industries’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.4% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that EnPro Industries will post 3.53 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 19th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 5th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 4th. EnPro Industries’s dividend payout ratio is 41.74%.

In related news, SVP Jon D. Rickers sold 500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.63, for a total value of $37,815.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 6,215 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $470,040.45. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 2.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in EnPro Industries by 102.1% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 223,996 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $17,333,000 after purchasing an additional 113,172 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in EnPro Industries by 2.2% in the first quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 52,142 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $4,035,000 after purchasing an additional 1,115 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in EnPro Industries in the first quarter worth $121,000. American Century Companies Inc. boosted its stake in EnPro Industries by 68.3% in the first quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 517,781 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $40,066,000 after purchasing an additional 210,067 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL acquired a new position in EnPro Industries in the first quarter worth $1,501,000. 92.71% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

EnPro Industries Company Profile

EnPro Industries, Inc designs, develops, manufactures, and markets engineered industrial products worldwide. The company's Sealing Products segment offers metallic, non-metallic, and composite material gaskets; dynamic seals; compression packings; resilient metal seals; elastomeric seals; hydraulic components; expansion joints; flange sealing and isolation products; pipeline casing spacers/isolators; casing end seals; modular sealing systems for sealing pipeline penetrations; hole forming products; manhole infiltration sealing systems; bellows and bellows assemblies; pedestals; custom-engineered mechanical seals; polytetrafluoroethylene products; and heavy-duty commercial vehicle parts.

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