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Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL) VP Marcia J. Mason unloaded 13,200 shares of Esterline Technologies stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $117.02, for a total transaction of $1,544,664.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 3,380 shares in the company, valued at approximately $395,528. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on ESL. Analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Esterline Technologies from $118.00 to $134.00 in a research note on Monday. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Canaccord Genuity upgraded shares of Esterline Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 20th. They now have a $138.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $112.00. Finally, analysts at DA Davidson raised their price target on shares of Esterline Technologies from $115.00 to $120.00 in a research note on Friday, May 30th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $117.02.

Shares of Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL) traded down 0.77% on Thursday, hitting $114.92. The stock had a trading volume of 317,732 shares. Esterline Technologies has a 52-week low of $71.16 and a 52-week high of $122.52. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $112.5 and a 200-day moving average of $106.5. The company has a market cap of $3.674 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.76.

Esterline Technologies (NYSE:ESL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 29th. The company reported $1.14 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.31 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $529.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $521.48 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.12 earnings per share. Esterline Technologies’s revenue was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Esterline Technologies will post $5.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Esterline Technologies Corporation (NYSE:ESL) is a manufacturing company serving aerospace and defense customers.

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