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Xylem (NYSE:XYL) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the fifteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, Analyst Ratings Network reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eight have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $38.75.

Shares of Xylem (NYSE:XYL) opened at 37.40 on Friday. Xylem has a 52-week low of $24.14 and a 52-week high of $40.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $37.02 and its 200-day moving average is $37.23. The company has a market cap of $6.832 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.81.

Xylem (NYSE:XYL) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.01 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $994.85 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.36 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Xylem will post $1.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on XYL. Analysts at Wedbush raised their price target on shares of Xylem from $42.00 to $44.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. Analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Xylem in a research note on Monday, June 23rd. They now have a $41.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $38.00.

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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