Graco (GGG) is Downgraded by Sun Trust Rbsn Humphrey to Neutral

Graco (GGG) was Downgraded by Sun Trust Rbsn Humphrey to ” Neutral”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Buy ” on the company shares. Sun Trust Rbsn Humphrey advised their investors in a research report released on Apr 14, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Graco. Graco was Downgraded by Sidoti to ” Neutral” on Apr 4, 2016. Seaport Global Securities Downgraded Graco on Mar 22, 2016 to ” Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $80.Company shares were Upgraded by RBC Capital Mkts on Feb 29, 2016 to ” Sector Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 81 from a previous price target of $71 .

On the company’s financial health, Graco reported $0.94 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.16 according to the earnings call on Jan 25, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.78. The company had revenue of $325.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $315.71 million. The company’s revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.80 EPS.

Graco opened for trading at $83.53 and hit $84.34 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $83.23, with a gain of 0.41% or 0.34 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,44,241 shares. Company has a market cap of $4,587 M.

In a different news, on Mar 11, 2016, Bernard J Moreau (Vice President) sold 3,080 shares at $81.29 per share price. According to the SEC, on Mar 9, 2016, Martha A M Morfitt (director) sold 2,177 shares at $81.05 per share price. On Mar 9, 2016, Jack W Eugster (director) sold 1,799 shares at $81.56 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

Graco Inc. (Graco) is a manufacturing company. The Company designs manufactures and markets equipment to pump meter mix and dispense a variety of fluids and coatings. Its equipment is used in the construction automotive industrial mining oil and natural gas process public works and other industries. The Company operates in three segments: Industrial Contractor and Lubrication. The Industrial segment markets equipment and pre-engineered packages for moving and applying paints coatings sealants adhesives and other fluids. The Contractor segment markets sprayers for architectural coatings for painting corrosion control texture and line striping. The Lubrication segment markets products to move and dispense lubricants for service garages fleet service centers automobile dealerships the mining industry and industrial lubrication applications. Graco sells its products in North Central and South America Europe Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific.


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