Market cap of Fortive Corporation [FTV] reaches 23.76B – now what?

Fortive Corporation [NYSE: FTV] stock went on an upward path that rose over 1.77% on Thursday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -0.95%. The company report on March 14, 2023 that CORRECTING and REPLACING Fortive to Present at the Bank of America Global Industrials Conference.

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Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV) is updating and replacing the press release issued on March 10, 2023 to update the time of its participation at the Bank of America Global Industrial Conference on Tuesday, March 21 2023 from 8:55 a.m. ET to 9:55 a.m. ET.

Over the last 12 months, FTV stock rose by 14.97%. The one-year Fortive Corporation stock forecast points to a potential upside of 11.32. The average equity rating for FTV stock is currently 2.10, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $23.76 billion, with 353.70 million shares outstanding and 348.54 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.73M shares, FTV stock reached a trading volume of 3242287 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Fortive Corporation [FTV]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for FTV shares is $73.88 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on FTV 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.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for Fortive Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on October 12, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on March 17, 2022, representing the official price target for Fortive Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $75, while Barclays analysts kept a Overweight rating on FTV stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Fortive Corporation is set at 1.69, with the Price to Sales ratio for FTV stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.08. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.39, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.96. Price to Free Cash Flow for FTV in the course of the last twelve months was 21.45 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.70.

FTV Stock Performance Analysis:

Fortive Corporation [FTV] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.95. With this latest performance, FTV shares dropped by -5.07% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 2.25% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 14.97% 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 FTV stock in for the last two-week period is set at 45.36, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 45.16, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 46.42 for Fortive Corporation [FTV]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 66.99, while it was recorded at 64.90 for the last single week of trading, and 63.54 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Fortive Corporation Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Fortive Corporation [FTV] shares currently have an operating margin of +17.26 and a Gross Margin at +57.73. Fortive Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.96.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 7.87, with Return on Assets sitting at 4.67.

Fortive Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 0.90.


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 FTV. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Fortive Corporation go to 7.60%.

Fortive Corporation [FTV] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $22,042 million, or 97.20% of FTV stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of FTV stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 39,402,796, which is approximately 0.434% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; T. ROWE PRICE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, INC., holding 33,770,658 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.21 billion in FTV stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $2.0 billion in FTV stock with ownership of nearly 2.562% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Fortive Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Wednesday and at the time of the Wednesday reporting period, where 346 institutional holders increased their position in Fortive Corporation [NYSE:FTV] by around 18,848,613 shares. Additionally, 337 investors decreased positions by around 22,736,019 shares, while 152 investors held positions by with 294,828,672 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 336,413,304 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. FTV stock had 116 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,859,236 shares, while 50 institutional investors sold positions of 603,534 shares during the same period.


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