Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL) Sentiment Change Report

October 11, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Sentiment for Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL)

Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL) institutional sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.08, from 0.93 in 2018Q1. The ratio is positive, as 228 investment professionals started new or increased stock positions, while 226 decreased and sold their stakes in Xylem Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now possess: 147.62 million shares, up from 143.75 million shares in 2018Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Xylem Inc in their top 10 stock positions decreased from 8 to 5 for a decrease of 3. Sold All: 43 Reduced: 183 Increased: 164 New Position: 64.

Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and service of engineered solutions for the water and wastewater applications. The company has market cap of $12.63 billion. It operates through three divisions: Water Infrastructure, Applied Water, and Sensus. It has a 34.48 P/E ratio. The Water Infrastructure segment offers various products, including water and wastewater pumps, treatment and testing equipment, and controls and systems, as well as filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment under the Flygt, WEDECO, Godwin, WTW, Sanitaire, YSI, and Leopold names for the transportation, treatment, and testing of water and wastewater for public utilities and industrial applications.

The stock decreased 2.51% or $1.81 during the last trading session, reaching $70.33. About 885,775 shares traded. Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) has risen 27.16% since October 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.54% the S&P500.

Analysts await Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) to report earnings on October, 30. They expect $0.77 earnings per share, up 18.46 % or $0.12 from last year’s $0.65 per share. XYL’s profit will be $138.31 million for 22.83 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.73 actual earnings per share reported by Xylem Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.48 % EPS growth.

Water Asset Management Llc holds 6.25% of its portfolio in Xylem Inc. for 76,398 shares. Tsp Capital Management Group Llc owns 160,039 shares or 5.52% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Impax Asset Management Ltd has 4.75% invested in the company for 2.90 million shares. The Ontario – Canada-based Agf Investments America Inc. has invested 3.8% in the stock. Penn Davis Mcfarland Inc, a Texas-based fund reported 168,787 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $2.31 million activity.

Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Xylem’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Xylem, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $75 while the high is $90. The stock’s average target of $83 is 18.02% above today’s ($70.33) share price. XYL was included in 6 notes of analysts from April 24, 2018. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, August 1 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, April 24 with “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of XYL in report on Wednesday, May 2 with “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) on Wednesday, May 2 with “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 1 by Stifel Nicolaus.

More news for Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) were recently published by: Businesswire.com, which released: “Xylem to release third-quarter 2018 financial results on October 30, 2018” on October 11, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Xylem Can Satisfy The World’s Thirst For Water” and published on October 09, 2018 is yet another important article.

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