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Stock analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Alliant Techsystems (NYSE:ATK) from $130.00 to $147.00 in a report issued on Friday, Analyst RN reports. Jefferies Group’s target price indicates a potential upside of 2.30% from the company’s current price.

A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on ATK. Analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of Alliant Techsystems from $148.00 to $160.00 in a research note to investors on Friday. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Argus upgraded shares of Alliant Techsystems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note to investors on Friday, January 10th. They now have a $139.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $125.25. Finally, analysts at UBS AG raised their price target on shares of Alliant Techsystems from $130.00 to $146.00 in a research note to investors on Monday, January 6th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $132.27.

Alliant Techsystems (NYSE:ATK) traded up 5.17% on Friday, hitting $143.70. The stock had a trading volume of 688,398 shares. Alliant Techsystems has a one year low of $63.41 and a one year high of $143.80. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $125.8 and a 200-day moving average of $108.7. The company has a market cap of $4.576 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.73.

Alliant Techsystems (NYSE:ATK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 30th. The company reported $2.87 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $2.00 by $0.87. The company had revenue of $1.20 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.19 billion. On average, analysts predict that Alliant Techsystems will post $9.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, March 27th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 4th will be paid a dividend of 0.32 per share. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.89%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 28th. This is a boost from Alliant Techsystems’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26.

Alliant Techsystems Inc (NYSE:ATK), is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company that operates in 22 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally.

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