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Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP) VP Kenneth Buck sold 42,500 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $241.39, for a total value of $10,259,075.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 31,048 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,494,677. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on PCP shares. Analysts at CRT Capital raised their price target on shares of Precision Castparts Corp. from $295.00 to $307.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 5th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Precision Castparts Corp. in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They now have a $292.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $312.00. Finally, analysts at Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Precision Castparts Corp. in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They now have a $280.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $300.00. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Precision Castparts Corp. currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $285.53.

Shares of Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP) traded down 0.07% on Thursday, hitting $243.55. 219,809 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Precision Castparts Corp. has a 1-year low of $210.79 and a 1-year high of $275.09. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $243.4 and its 200-day moving average is $252.5. The company has a market cap of $34.943 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.53.

Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $3.32 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $3.35 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $2.53 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.58 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $2.88 earnings per share. Precision Castparts Corp.’s revenue was up 6.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Precision Castparts Corp. will post $13.96 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Monday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.03 per share. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.05%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 3rd.

Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP) is a manufacturer of metal components and products, provides investment castings, forgings and fasteners/fastener systems for critical aerospace and industrial gas turbine (IGT) applications.

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