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Pentair plc (PNR) Shares Up Despite Recent Market Volatility

Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR)’s stock price has increased by 2.14 compared to its previous closing price of 52.23. Despite this, the company has seen a fall of -3.84% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Barron’s reported on 08/26/21 that J.P. Morgan’s Tusa Doesn’t Just Hate GE Stock. He Hates Pentair Too.

Is It Worth Investing in Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR) Right Now?

Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.28x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for PNR is 1.12. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 7 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 rating it as “overweight,” 8 rating it as “hold,” and 1 rating it as “sell.”

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The average price predicted by analysts for PNR is $59.47, which is $5.85 above the current price. The public float for PNR is 163.96M and currently, short sellers hold a 4.82% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of PNR on March 15, 2023 was 1.63M shares.

PNR’s Market Performance

PNR’s stock has seen a -3.84% decrease for the week, with a -3.37% drop in the past month and a 18.37% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.04%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.44% for Pentair plc The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -3.74% for PNR stock, with a simple moving average of 12.82% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of PNR

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for PNR stocks, with Mizuho repeating the rating for PNR by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for PNR in the upcoming period, according to Mizuho is $60 based on the research report published on January 13th of the current year 2023.

Barclays gave a rating of “Overweight” to PNR, setting the target price at $55 in the report published on December 01st of the previous year.

PNR Trading at 0.75% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought PNR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -12.33% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.44%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.04%, as shares sank -5.64% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +17.90% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PNR fell by -3.84%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +7.93% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $55.26. In addition, Pentair plc saw 18.61% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at PNR starting from BRYAN GLYNIS, who sale 3,947 shares at the price of $45.14 back on Dec 15. After this action, BRYAN GLYNIS now owns 27,609 shares of Pentair plc, valued at $178,168 using the latest closing price.

GLENN T MICHAEL, the Director of Pentair plc, sale 3,947 shares at $46.75 during a trade that took place back on Dec 01, which means that GLENN T MICHAEL is holding 26,496 shares at $184,522 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PNR

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +16.47 for the present operating margin
  • +33.11 for the gross margin

The net margin for Pentair plc stands at +11.72. Equity return is now at value 18.50, with 8.40 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.47.


In conclusion, Pentair plc (PNR) has seen mixed performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.