What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are very bullish on this stock, unanimously backing it as a buy. 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 $652.7 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 13.7% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.90 per share. Estimates range from $0.88 to $0.92.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 94.3% awarding it an outperform rating. The community at large backs the All-Stars with 92.2% giving it a rating of outperform. Fools have embraced 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 20.3% over the past five quarters. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.
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