Zacks: Analysts Anticipate EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NPO) to Post $1.32 Earnings Per Share

Wall Street brokerages expect that EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NPO) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $1.32 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have issued estimates for EnPro Industries’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $1.26 and the highest is $1.37. EnPro Industries reported earnings of $0.67 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 97%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings results on Tuesday, November 2nd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that EnPro Industries will report full-year earnings of $5.47 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.33 to $5.60. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $6.03 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.71 to $6.35. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for EnPro Industries.

EnPro Industries (NYSE:NPO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 3rd. The industrial products company reported $1.56 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.32. The company had revenue of $298.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $272.75 million. EnPro Industries had a net margin of 1.74% and a return on equity of 9.20%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on NPO shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded EnPro Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, August 6th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $115.00 target price on shares of EnPro Industries in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, Oppenheimer boosted their target price on EnPro Industries from $100.00 to $110.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 2nd.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of NPO. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of EnPro Industries during the 1st quarter worth about $572,000. Squarepoint Ops LLC acquired a new stake in EnPro Industries during the 1st quarter worth approximately $315,000. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in EnPro Industries by 11.3% during the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 348,468 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $29,713,000 after buying an additional 35,294 shares in the last quarter. EAM Global Investors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of EnPro Industries in the 1st quarter valued at $2,320,000. Finally, Wakefield Asset Management LLLP acquired a new stake in EnPro Industries during the 1st quarter worth $744,000. 93.90% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE NPO traded down $0.65 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $82.31. 51,961 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 84,335. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $87.62 and its 200-day simple moving average is $89.63. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 2.30 and a current ratio of 2.98. EnPro Industries has a 12 month low of $53.35 and a 12 month high of $99.94. The firm has a market cap of $1.70 billion, a PE ratio of 88.51 and a beta of 1.62.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 1st were given a dividend of $0.27 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, August 31st. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.31%. EnPro Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 26.54%.

About EnPro Industries

EnPro Industries, Inc engages in the design, development, manufacturing, and marketing of proprietary engineered industrial products. It operates through the following segments: Sealing Technologies, Advanced Surface Technologies, and Engineered Materials. The Sealing Technologies segment designs, manufactures, and sells sealing products including metallic, non-metallic, and composite material gaskets.

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