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Polypore International (NYSE:PPO) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve brokerages that are presently covering the stock, AmericanBankingNews.com reports. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $43.14.

PPO has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Topeka Capital Markets cut their price target on shares of Polypore International from $54.00 to $51.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 7th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at DA Davidson reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Polypore International in a research note on Thursday, August 7th. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $55.00. Finally, analysts at Ardour Capital downgraded shares of Polypore International from an “accumulate” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 7th. They now have a $43.00 price target on the stock.

Polypore International (NYSE:PPO) opened at 42.49 on Tuesday. Polypore International has a 1-year low of $29.39 and a 1-year high of $48.72. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $45.20 and its 200-day moving average is $39.40. The company has a market cap of $1.907 billion and a P/E ratio of 32.12.

Polypore International (NYSE:PPO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $166.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $169.10 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.34 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Polypore International will post $1.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Polypore International, Inc is a global high-technology filtration company that develops, manufactures and markets specialized microporous membranes used in separation and filtration processes.

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