Point72 Hong Kong Ltd bought a new position in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 3,438 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $272,000.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of AME. Fort L.P. bought a new stake in shares of AMETEK during the second quarter worth $119,000. Signet Financial Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of AMETEK during the second quarter worth $124,000. ELM Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of AMETEK during the third quarter worth $142,000. Advisors Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of AMETEK during the second quarter worth $168,000. Finally, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of AMETEK by 114.3% during the third quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,250 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $178,000 after acquiring an additional 1,200 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 84.51% of the company’s stock.
Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on AME shares. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 price objective on shares of AMETEK in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine raised shares of AMETEK from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on shares of AMETEK from $84.00 to $81.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, November 5th. Robert W. Baird increased their price objective on shares of AMETEK from $82.00 to $84.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 2nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lowered their price objective on shares of AMETEK from $93.00 to $91.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $87.46.
AMETEK stock opened at $70.39 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $16.34 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.97, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.92 and a beta of 1.32. AMETEK, Inc. has a 1-year low of $64.91 and a 1-year high of $81.92. The company has a quick ratio of 1.42, a current ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41.
AMETEK (NYSE:AME) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The technology company reported $0.82 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $1.19 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.18 billion. AMETEK had a net margin of 17.06% and a return on equity of 17.08%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.66 earnings per share. On average, research analysts anticipate that AMETEK, Inc. will post 3.27 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 21st. Investors of record on Friday, December 7th will be given a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 6th. AMETEK’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 21.46%.
AMETEK, Inc manufactures and sells electronic instruments and electromechanical devices worldwide. Its Electronic Instruments Group segment offers advanced instruments for the process, power and industrial, and aerospace markets; process and analytical instruments for the oil, gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, automation, and food and beverage markets; and instruments for the laboratory equipment, ultraprecision manufacturing, medical, and test and measurement markets.
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