GKN plc (NASDAQ:GKNLY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

According to Zacks, “GKN plc operates as an engineering business serving the automotive, industrial, off-highway, and aerospace markets. It sells its products primarily to vehicle and aircraft manufacturers as well as, in Aerospace, to other tier one suppliers. It operates in four different business areas. Automotive segment supplies driveshaft, geared components, torque management devices, structural and engine components and substrates for catalytic converters. Powder Metallurgy segment produces powdered metal and sintered components for automotive and other industrial customers. OffHighway segment mainly designs and manufactures steel wheels and driveline products for the agricultural, construction and mining, and industrial machinery markets. Aerospace segment’ activities are concentrated on the production of airframe and engine structures, components and assemblies for both military and civil aerospace markets. GKN plc is headquartered in Redditch, the United Kingdom. “

Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. HSBC initiated coverage on shares of GKN plc in a report on Thursday, October 6th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Beaufort Securities restated a “buy” rating on shares of GKN plc in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Citigroup Inc. lowered shares of GKN plc from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Bank of America Corp. lowered shares of GKN plc from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lowered shares of GKN plc from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, June 27th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.75.

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Shares of GKN plc (NASDAQ:GKNLY) traded down 2.69% on Tuesday, reaching $3.98. 38,023 shares of the company traded hands. GKN plc has a one year low of $3.36 and a one year high of $4.75. The company has a market capitalization of $6.83 billion and a PE ratio of 27.26. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $4.13 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.04.

About GKN plc

GKN plc is a global engineering company. The Company is engaged in the design, manufacture and service of systems and components for original equipment manufacturers. The Company operates in four segments: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy and GKN Land Systems. Its GKN Aerospace segment is a supplier of aerostructures, engine products and systems, and electrical wiring systems to the global aerospace industry.

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