What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Crane, with five of six rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $647.3 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 15.4% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.89 per share. Estimates range from $0.87 to $0.90.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 94.2% assigning it an outperform rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 92.3% awarding it a rating of outperform. Fools are bullish on Crane, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 52 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 18.2% over the past five quarters. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.
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