Analysts Anticipate Luxfer Holdings PLC (LXFR) to Post $0.31 Earnings Per Share

Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE:LXFR) has received an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Brokerages have set a one year consensus target price of $27.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.31 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Luxfer an industry rank of 151 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on LXFR shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Luxfer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 18th. KeyCorp boosted their price objective on Luxfer from $24.00 to $30.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, November 5th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Luxfer from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 18th.

NYSE:LXFR traded down $0.10 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $19.49. 7,956 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 180,279. Luxfer has a twelve month low of $12.33 and a twelve month high of $28.06. The company has a quick ratio of 1.15, a current ratio of 2.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. The company has a market cap of $518.95 million, a P/E ratio of 20.53 and a beta of 1.09.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 18th were given a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, January 17th.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its holdings in Luxfer by 641.6% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 35,604 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $828,000 after purchasing an additional 30,803 shares in the last quarter. RK Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Luxfer by 86.5% during the 3rd quarter. RK Capital Management LLC now owns 769,200 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $17,884,000 after purchasing an additional 356,800 shares during the last quarter. EAM Global Investors LLC bought a new position in shares of Luxfer during the 3rd quarter valued at about $3,397,000. Royce & Associates LP increased its position in shares of Luxfer by 131.1% during the 3rd quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 138,012 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $3,209,000 after purchasing an additional 78,300 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its position in shares of Luxfer by 108.3% during the 3rd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 321,664 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $7,473,000 after purchasing an additional 167,241 shares during the last quarter. 91.33% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Luxfer

Luxfer Holdings PLC, a materials technology company, designs, manufactures, and supplies high-performance materials, components, and high-pressure gas-containment devices for transportation, defense and emergency response, healthcare, and general industrial applications in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and internationally.

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