Moog (NYSE:MOG.A) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Moog (NYSE:MOG.A) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Friday, Zacks.com reports.

According to Zacks, “Moog Inc is a designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision motion control products and solutions. Moog Inc high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, industrial machinery, wind energy, marine applications, and medical equipment. Moog Inc world-class product lines in servo and proportional valves, servo motors and drives, servo actuators, motion systems, controllers and software, and slip rings for data and power transmission provide the highest performance for hydraulic, electric, and hybrid systems. Moog Inc motion control technology enhances performance in a variety of markets and applications, from commercial aircraft cockpits, to power-generation turbines, to Formula One racing, to medical infusion systems. Moog Inc supports talented people, allowing them to approach their work with energy, enthusiasm, and the promise of success. “

A number of other research firms also recently weighed in on MOG.A. SunTrust Banks downgraded shares of Moog from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 29th. ValuEngine raised shares of Moog from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 4th. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $110.00 price target on shares of Moog in a research note on Friday, November 1st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group increased their price target on shares of Moog from $86.00 to $98.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, July 29th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $101.75.

Shares of MOG.A traded down $0.56 on Friday, hitting $87.13. 110,246 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 135,529. The company has a quick ratio of 1.56, a current ratio of 2.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.05 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.05 and a beta of 1.62. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $83.47 and its two-hundred day moving average is $86.05. Moog has a 1 year low of $71.68 and a 1 year high of $98.52.

Moog (NYSE:MOG.A) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 1st. The aerospace company reported $1.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.26 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $765.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $740.49 million. Moog had a net margin of 6.19% and a return on equity of 13.65%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 9.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.28 earnings per share. Research analysts forecast that Moog will post 5.55 EPS for the current year.

About Moog

Moog Inc designs, manufactures, and integrates precision motion and fluid controls and systems for original equipment manufacturers and end users in the aerospace, defense, and industrial markets worldwide. The company's Aircrafts Controls segment offers primary and secondary flight controls for military and commercial aircrafts; aftermarket support services; and ground-based navigation aids.

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