You Should Know These Things About Xylem Inc. (XYL)


As of Friday close, Xylem Inc.’s (NYSE:XYL) stock was down -$2.43, moving down -2.50 percent to $94.73. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 1,883,180 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$4.25 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,515,300, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,764,076.

Since last month, XYL stock retreated -12.19%. Shares of the company fell to $93.72 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $118.58 was reached on 01/13/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $72.08. Since the beginning of this year, XYL’s stock price has dropped by -14.33% or -$15.84, and marked a new high 5 times. However, the stock has declined by -20.11% since its 52-week high.

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XYL stock investors should be aware that Xylem Inc. (XYL) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 5 days ago on Mar 13. Decker Patrick, the President & CEO of the company, disposed of 56,298 shares for $98.19 on Mar 13. It resulted in a $5,527,837 divestment by the insider. Yarkadas Hayati sold 15,942 shares at an average price of $100.43 on Mar 02. The insider now owns 12,146 shares following the transaction. On Feb 15, Senior Vice President Yarkadas Hayati sold 2,083 shares at $106.94 apiece. The transaction was valued at $222,756.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Xylem Inc. (XYL) has a P/E ratio of about 48.31. The stock’s beta is 1.08. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.14, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 4.89, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 101.38 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.33 per share was paid out, which is 10.0% more than last year’s $0.30. On Tuesday February 7 2023, a $0.03 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended December 30, Xylem Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.40, while its current ratio was 1.90, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 0.54. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 37.70% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 8.70%. Based on annual data, XYL earned $622.0 million in gross profit and brought in $5.52 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 7.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 10.80%.

In Xylem Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $1.88 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. XYL’s revenue rose 12.15% to $1.38 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.51 billion. While analysts expected Xylem Inc. to report $0.79 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.92 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 16.50%. During the quarter, the company generated $257.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Xylem Inc. were 4.45 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended December 30, and its total debt was $2.2 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $180.28 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Xylem Inc.’s (XYL) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 22.72%, the RSI 9-day stood at 26.63% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Xylem Inc. price is down by -4.29% percent or -$4.25. At present, XYL shares trade -10.84% below its 20-day simple moving average and +0.93% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -14.34% below its SMA50 and +12.44% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 14.15% and Stochastic coefficient D was 18.65%, while ATR was 2.65. Given the Stochastic reading of 9.11% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 30.89%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -2.70, while the 14-day reading stands at -4.08.

Analyst Ratings

Stifel upgraded its rating on Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL) to a Buy in a note to investors on January 24, 2023. The analysts firm previously had a Hold rating on the stock.Xylem Inc. (XYL) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, XYL is a sell, and 9 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Xylem Inc. stock as buy, with 4 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $120.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $88.00 – $129.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Xylem Inc. (XYL) will achieve an average price target of $114.90.


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