Xylem Inc (XYL) Stock: Analyzing the Market Value

Xylem Inc (NYSE: XYL) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 47.38x compared to its average ratio, The 36-month beta value for XYL is at 1.10. Analysts have varying views on the stock, with 7 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 3 rating it as “overweight,” 6 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The public float for XYL is 240.93M, and currently, shorts hold a 1.85% of that float. The average trading volume for XYL on April 04, 2024 was 1.17M shares.

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XYL) stock’s latest price update

Xylem Inc (NYSE: XYL) has experienced a rise in its stock price by 0.58 compared to its previous closing price of 128.12. However, the company has seen a gain of 0.75% in its stock price over the last five trading days. InvestorPlace reported 2024-04-03 that While there’s much discussion about precious resources these days given heightened inflation concerns, there’s nothing more critical than water, which brings us to the best water stocks to buy in April. Simply stated, no alternative to water exists.

XYL’s Market Performance

XYL’s stock has risen by 0.75% in the past week, with a monthly rise of 0.79% and a quarterly rise of 13.36%. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.21% while the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 1.21% for Xylem Inc. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 0.70% for XYL’s stock, with a 19.06% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of XYL

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for XYL stocks, with Exane BNP Paribas repeating the rating for XYL by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for XYL in the upcoming period, according to Exane BNP Paribas is $150 based on the research report published on March 12, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Wolfe Research gave a rating of “Outperform” to XYL, setting the target price at $127 in the report published on December 13th of the previous year.

XYL Trading at 4.37% 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 -1.53% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.21%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.21%, as shares surge +2.12% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +13.65% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, XYL rose by +0.75%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +13.69% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $128.10. In addition, Xylem Inc saw 12.68% 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 XYL starting from Yarkadas Hayati, who sale 4,547 shares at the price of $127.53 back on Mar 05 ’24. After this action, Yarkadas Hayati now owns 9,353 shares of Xylem Inc, valued at $579,879 using the latest closing price.

Yarkadas Hayati, the SVP & President, EU, WI & GLS of Xylem Inc, sale 24,478 shares at $127.15 during a trade that took place back on Mar 01 ’24, which means that Yarkadas Hayati is holding 13,900 shares at $3,112,279 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for XYL

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.09 for the present operating margin
  • 0.37 for the gross margin

The net margin for Xylem Inc stands at 0.08. The total capital return value is set at 0.05. Equity return is now at value 8.92, with 5.06 for asset returns.

Based on Xylem Inc (XYL), the company’s capital structure generated 0.19 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.35. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.24. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 11.34.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 1.17 billion with net debt to EBITDA at 1.69. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 4.45. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.55for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.46. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.76.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Xylem Inc (XYL) has had a better performance lately. Opinion on the stock among analysts is bullish, with some giving it a “buy” rating and others a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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