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Fortive Corporation (FTV) Shares Rise Despite Market Challenges

The stock of Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV) has increased by 2.07 when compared to last closing price of 63.80. Despite this, the company has experienced a -1.17% fall in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 03/25/22 that Some Companies Haven’t Left Russia. Behind Their Decisions to Stay.

Is It Worth Investing in Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV) is 30.52x, which is above its average ratio. Moreover, the 36-month beta value for FTV is 1.13. Analysts have varying opinions on the stock, with 9 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 4 as “overweight,” 7 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price recommended by analysts for Fortive Corporation (FTV) is $75.32, which is $8.42 above the current market price. The public float for FTV is 348.54M and currently, short sellers hold a 1.35% of that float. On May 26, 2023, FTV’s average trading volume was 2.11M shares.

FTV’s Market Performance

FTV’s stock has seen a -1.17% decrease for the week, with a 3.27% rise in the past month and a -2.82% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.97%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.69% for Fortive Corporation The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 0.84% for FTV’s stock, with a -0.16% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

FTV Trading at -0.42% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought FTV to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -6.68% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.69%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.97%, as shares surge +2.39% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +1.15% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, FTV fell by -1.17%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +0.28% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $64.65. In addition, Fortive Corporation saw 1.35% 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 FTV starting from Walker Stacey A., who sale 3,249 shares at the price of $67.75 back on Feb 27. After this action, Walker Stacey A. now owns 32,721 shares of Fortive Corporation, valued at $220,120 using the latest closing price.

Walker Stacey A., the SVP – Human Resources of Fortive Corporation, sale 1,336 shares at $66.39 during a trade that took place back on Feb 23, which means that Walker Stacey A. is holding 37,946 shares at $88,697 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for FTV

Equity return is now at value 8.00, with 4.80 for asset returns.


To wrap up, the performance of Fortive Corporation (FTV) has been mixed in recent times. The stock has received a bullish of “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.