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Xylem (NYSE:XYL) SVP Angela A. Buonocore unloaded 11,996 shares of Xylem stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, February 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total value of $431,856.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 58,192 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,094,912. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Xylem (NYSE:XYL) traded up 1.37% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $36.96. The stock had a trading volume of 1,439,543 shares. Xylem has a 52-week low of $23.61 and a 52-week high of $37.22. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $34.83 and a 200-day moving average of $30.5. The company has a market cap of $6.819 billion and a P/E ratio of 29.17.

Xylem (NYSE:XYL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 4th. The company reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.20. The company had revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $920.07 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.47 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Xylem will post $1.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, March 19th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 19th will be given a dividend of 0.128 per share. This represents a $0.51 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 14th. This is an increase from Xylem’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12.

XYL has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Canaccord Genuity raised their price target on shares of Xylem from $34.00 to $36.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday. Separately, analysts at Oppenheimer initiated coverage on shares of Xylem in a research note to investors on Tuesday, January 21st. They set an “outperform” rating and a $44.00 price target on the stock. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $36.82.

Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL), formerly ITT WCO, Inc, is a provider of equipment and service for water and wastewater applications with a portfolio of products and services addressing the full cycle of water, from collection, distribution and use to the return of water to the environment.

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