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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL): Is It A Buying Opportunity Again?

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Xylem Inc. (XYL) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $103.57. The Xylem Inc. has recorded 56,920 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Xylem Appoints Earl Ellis to Board of Directors.

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Specialty Industrial Machinery industry segment, falling under the Industrials sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $103.57 and fluctuated between $104.81 as its day high and $103.36 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Xylem Inc. is $18.37B. A total of 0.93 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.45M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, XYL has seen 0 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 2,083 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 10 BUYs and 14 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 23,021 shares during that period but sold 55,475.

In the most recent transaction, Yarkadas Hayati sold 15,942 shares of XYL for 100.43 per share on Mar 02. After the transaction, the SVP & President, EU, WI & GLS now owns 12,146 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 15, Yarkadas Hayati sold 2,083 shares at 106.94 per share. XYL shares that Senior Vice President owns now total 7,473.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Pine Matthew Francis disposed of 11,870 shares on Nov 04 at a per-share price of $107.12. This resulted in the Senior Vice President holding 22,819 shares of XYL after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Toussaint Claudia S sold 16,825 shares at $91.37 per share on Sep 06. Company shares held by the Senior Vice President now total 40,786.


The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Xylem Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.32, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.27%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 52.81. XYL’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/21/2023 when it declared a $0.33 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/22/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/20/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 11/21/2022. The XYL stock dividend was $0.30 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for XYL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $115.20 with high estimates of $129.00 and low estimates of $92.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, XYL has a high of $118.58 and a low of $72.08.

As of this writing, XYL has an earnings estimate of $0.62 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 13 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.68 per share and a lower estimate of $0.58. The company reported an EPS of $0.79 in the last quarter, which was 19.70% higher than expectations of $0.66.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 16 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for XYL is Underweight with a score of 3.45. A total of 4 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 9 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 1 thought the stock was Underweight and 1 thought it should be Sold.

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