Oppenheimer Downgrade AMETEK Inc. [AME]. What else is Wall St. saying?

AMETEK Inc. [NYSE: AME] gained 0.77% or 0.84 points to close at $109.85 with a heavy trading volume of 1475830 shares. The company report on October 14, 2020 that AMETEK Announces Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Call and Webcasted Investor Conference Call Information.

– Earnings to be released before market opens on Thursday, October 29, 2020 -.

AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) will issue its third quarter 2020 earnings release before the market opens on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

It opened the trading session at $109.46, the shares rose to $110.82 and dropped to $108.81, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for AME points out that the company has recorded 41.29% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -100.38% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 962.23K shares, AME reached to a volume of 1475830 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about AMETEK Inc. [AME]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AME shares is $110.07 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AME stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Oppenheimer have made an estimate for AMETEK Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Perform, with their previous recommendation back on June 12, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on May 26, 2020, representing the official price target for AMETEK Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $100 to $95, while Cowen kept a Outperform rating on AME stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for AMETEK Inc. is set at 2.41, with the Price to Sales ratio for AME stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.22. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.59, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.96. Price to Free Cash Flow for AME in the course of the last twelve months was 24.43 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.90.

Trading performance analysis for AME stock

AMETEK Inc. [AME] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.72. With this latest performance, AME shares gained by 7.35% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 41.29% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 24.11% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for AME stock in for the last two-week period is set at 70.79, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 77.02, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 67.82 for AMETEK Inc. [AME]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 101.37, while it was recorded at 108.11 for the last single week of trading, and 91.17 for the last 200 days.

AMETEK Inc. [AME]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and AMETEK Inc. [AME] shares currently have an operating margin of +22.82 and a Gross Margin at +37.79. AMETEK Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +16.70.

Return on Total Capital for AME is now 15.76, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 12.26. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 18.41, with Return on Assets sitting at 9.31. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, AMETEK Inc. [AME] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 57.75. Additionally, AME Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 36.61, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 30.01. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 47.19, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 29.91.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, AMETEK Inc. [AME] managed to generate an average of $47,585 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.41 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.56.AMETEK Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.90 and a Current Ratio set at 2.50.

AMETEK Inc. [AME]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, AMETEK Inc. posted 1.06/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.01/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 5.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for AME. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for AMETEK Inc. go to -1.20%.

An analysis of insider ownership at AMETEK Inc. [AME]

There are presently around $21,841 million, or 88.80% of AME stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AME stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 24,945,197, which is approximately -1.745% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 15,780,757 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.73 billion in AME stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $1.13 billion in AME stock with ownership of nearly -4.28% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in AMETEK Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 289 institutional holders increased their position in AMETEK Inc. [NYSE:AME] by around 16,678,110 shares. Additionally, 307 investors decreased positions by around 17,020,065 shares, while 93 investors held positions by with 165,123,140 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 198,821,315 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AME stock had 73 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,420,402 shares, while 55 institutional investors sold positions of 1,174,912 shares during the same period.

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