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Xylem Inc. (XYL) Beta Value: Understanding the Market Risk

The price-to-earnings ratio for Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL) is above average at 50.47x. The 36-month beta value for XYL is also noteworthy at 1.10. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 7 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 rating it as “overweight,” 9 rating it as “hold,” and 1 rating it as “sell.”

The average price estimated by analysts for XYL is $121.64, which is $29.26 above than the current price. The public float for XYL is 240.02M, and at present, short sellers hold a 1.68% of that float. The average trading volume of XYL on September 20, 2023 was 1.40M shares.

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XYL) stock’s latest price update

Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL)’s stock price has plunge by -0.67relation to previous closing price of 95.48. Nevertheless, the company has seen a -1.81% plunge in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Zacks Investment Research reported 2023-09-18 that Strength across the utilities and industrial water applications end markets and benefits from the Evoqua acquisition bode well for Xylem (XYL). Shareholder-friendly policies raise the stock’s appeal.

XYL’s Market Performance

XYL’s stock has fallen by -1.81% in the past week, with a monthly drop of -4.65% and a quarterly drop of -16.26%. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.68% while the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 1.80% for Xylem Inc. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -4.04% for XYL stock, with a simple moving average of -10.34% for the last 200 days.

XYL Trading at -9.38% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought XYL to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -20.02% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.80%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.68%, as shares sank -5.07% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -15.12% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, XYL fell by -1.81%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -15.59% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $98.58. In addition, Xylem Inc. saw -14.23% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at XYL starting from Decker Patrick, who sale 99,649 shares at the price of $111.62 back on Jul 03. After this action, Decker Patrick now owns 287,564 shares of Xylem Inc., valued at $11,122,887 using the latest closing price.

Decker Patrick, the President & CEO of Xylem Inc., sale 56,298 shares at $98.19 during a trade that took place back on Mar 13, which means that Decker Patrick is holding 287,564 shares at $5,527,837 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for XYL

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +12.00 for the present operating margin
  • +37.99 for the gross margin

The net margin for Xylem Inc. stands at +6.41. The total capital return value is set at 11.39, while invested capital returns managed to touch 6.16. Equity return is now at value 7.00, with 3.50 for asset returns.

Based on Xylem Inc. (XYL), the company’s capital structure generated 62.91 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 38.62. Total debt to assets is 27.64, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 60.93. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 37.40.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.99, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.10. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.41 and the total asset turnover is 0.68. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.89.


In summary, Xylem Inc. (XYL) has had a bad performance as of late. Analysts have mixed opinions on the stock, with some viewing it as a “buy” and others 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.

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