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Today Pentair (PNR) Hits New Lifetime High

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Pentair ( PNR) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Pentair as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • PNR has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $97.7 million.
  • PNR has traded 8,640 shares today.
  • PNR is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on PNR:

Pentair Ltd. delivers products, services, and solutions for water and other fluids, thermal management, and equipment protection in the United States, Europe, Asia, and other regions. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.2%. PNR has a PE ratio of 30.6. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Pentair a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Pentair has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Pentair has a market cap of $15.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 3.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pentair as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 17.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 9.5%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.42, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.06, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • PENTAIR LTD reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, PENTAIR LTD increased its bottom line by earning $2.63 versus $0.33 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.95 versus $2.63).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Machinery industry. The net income increased by 157.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$273.08 million to $158.20 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 259.14% to $285.50 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, PENTAIR LTD has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 24.47%.

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