Luxfer Holdings PLC (LXFR) Reaches $14.75 52-Week High; Profile of 7 Analysts Covering Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (ECHO)

December 6, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

The stock of Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE:LXFR) hit a new 52-week high and has $15.64 target or 6.00% above today’s $14.75 share price. The 5 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $389.40 million

company. The 1-year high was reported on Dec, 6 by Barchart.com. If the $15.64 price target is reached, the company will be worth $23.36 million more. The stock increased 3.51% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $14.75. About 41,536 shares traded. Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE:LXFR) has risen 2.36% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.34% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Echo Global Logistics had 32 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barrington Research on Friday, August 28 with “Outperform”. As per Monday, September 11, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Avondale upgraded Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) on Friday, January 8 to “Market Outperform” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, December 9. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) on Monday, July 17 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, July 11 by UBS. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Wednesday, September 2 report. The company was maintained on Friday, August 21 by William Blair. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Monday, July 11. As per Monday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Barrington Research. See Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) latest ratings:

30/10/2017 Broker: Barrington Rating: Buy New Target: $26.0
26/10/2017 Broker: UBS Rating: Sell New Target: $19.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral Old Target: $17 New Target: $20 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $14 New Target: $15 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy Old Target: $21 New Target: $25 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $23.0 Maintain
12/10/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight Old Target: $19 New Target: $25 Maintain
28/09/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $21.0 Maintain
11/09/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $18.0 Maintain
30/08/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $19.0 Maintain

Analysts await Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE:LXFR) to report earnings on March, 6. They expect $0.25 EPS, up 92.31% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.13 per share. LXFR’s profit will be $6.60 million for 14.75 P/E if the $0.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.27 actual EPS reported by Luxfer Holdings PLC for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.41% negative EPS growth.

Luxfer Holdings PLC, a materials technology company, designs, makes, and supplies high-performance materials, components, and high-pressure gas-containment devices for healthcare, environmental, protection, and specialty end-markets in Europe, North America, and internationally. The company has market cap of $389.40 million. It operates in two divisions, Gas Cylinders and Elektron. It has a 25.04 P/E ratio. The Gas Cylinders segment makes and markets aluminum and composite cylinders, systems, and accessories, which are used in firefighter breathing apparatus, alternative fuels, bulk gas transportation, specialty gases, medical, fire extinguishers, beverages, scuba, and aerospace applications under the Luxfer Gas Cylinders brand.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.23, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 13 investors sold Echo Global Logistics, Inc. shares while 40 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 24.27 million shares or 3.85% less from 25.24 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Stephens Inv Mgmt Gp owns 632,309 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio has invested 0.01% in Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO). Nationwide Fund holds 19,921 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Pinebridge L P, a New York-based fund reported 48,890 shares. Fifth Third State Bank invested 0% in Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO). Mason Street Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 6,756 shares in its portfolio. Voya Limited Company accumulated 0% or 14,354 shares. Arizona State Retirement has invested 0% in Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO). Guggenheim Capital Lc owns 54,228 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Citigroup Inc has 0% invested in Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) for 113,667 shares. Hutchin Hill Capital Lp reported 46,300 shares. Moreover, Stoneridge Investment Partners Limited Liability Company has 0.06% invested in Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO). Sei reported 0% of its portfolio in Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO). Etrade Management Limited Liability owns 39,327 shares. Invest Management Of Virginia Limited Liability Company owns 46,539 shares.

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