Seagate Technology PLC (STX) Upgraded to “Strong-Buy” at Vetr Inc.

Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) was upgraded by research analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Monday, November 6th. The firm presently has a $41.39 price objective on the data storage provider’s stock. Vetr‘s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 5.00% from the company’s current price.

Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $35.00 price objective (down from $42.00) on shares of Seagate Technology PLC in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Craig Hallum cut shares of Seagate Technology PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price objective on shares of Seagate Technology PLC from $34.00 to $41.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of Seagate Technology PLC in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Cowen and Company lowered their price objective on shares of Seagate Technology PLC from $45.00 to $36.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have issued a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Seagate Technology PLC presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $41.39.

Shares of Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ STX) opened at $39.42 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $11,404.95, a P/E ratio of 9.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.52 and a beta of 1.68. The company has a quick ratio of 1.55, a current ratio of 1.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.03. Seagate Technology PLC has a 12 month low of $30.60 and a 12 month high of $50.96.

Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The data storage provider reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.10. Seagate Technology PLC had a net margin of 7.41% and a return on equity of 84.50%. The company had revenue of $2.63 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.54 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.99 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Seagate Technology PLC will post 3.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, insider Jeffrey D. Nygaard bought 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 27th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $37.38 per share, for a total transaction of $186,900.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Dambisa F. Moyo sold 8,715 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.01, for a total transaction of $339,972.15. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 3,316 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $129,357.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 24,527 shares of company stock valued at $856,859. Insiders own 0.87% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. WFG Advisors LP grew its position in Seagate Technology PLC by 16,536.4% in the 2nd quarter. WFG Advisors LP now owns 3,660 shares of the data storage provider’s stock worth $142,000 after purchasing an additional 3,638 shares during the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Seagate Technology PLC in the 2nd quarter worth about $150,000. First Quadrant L P CA bought a new position in Seagate Technology PLC in the 2nd quarter worth about $153,000. Balentine LLC grew its position in Seagate Technology PLC by 56.8% in the 3rd quarter. Balentine LLC now owns 4,471 shares of the data storage provider’s stock worth $148,000 after purchasing an additional 1,619 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Amalgamated Bank bought a new position in Seagate Technology PLC in the 1st quarter worth about $215,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.30% of the company’s stock.

About Seagate Technology PLC

Seagate Technology public limited company is a provider of electronic data storage technology and solutions. The Company’s principal products are hard disk drives (HDDs). In addition to HDDs, it produces a range of electronic data storage products, including solid state hybrid drives, solid state drives, peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) cards and serial advanced technology architecture (SATA) controllers.

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