Investors are on the edge of their collective seats, hoping that Crane
What analysts say
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Crane, with four of seven rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts don't like Crane as much as competitor Actuant overall. While analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $623.8 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 12.8% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.82 per share. Estimates range from $0.79 to $0.88.
What our community says
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 96.4% granting it an outperform rating. The community at large concurs with the All-Stars with 92.3% assigning it a rating of outperform. Fools are gung-ho about Crane, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 48 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Crane's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Crane's profit has risen year over year by an average of 22.7%. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.
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