Tower International, Inc. (NYSE:TOWR) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

TOWR has been the subject of a number of other reports. BidaskClub cut Tower International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research cut Tower International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Finally, FBR & Co reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $40.00 price target on shares of Tower International in a research note on Friday, June 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $31.25.

Tower International (NYSE:TOWR) traded down 1.78% on Thursday, hitting $22.05. 56,337 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $452.49 million, a P/E ratio of 6.42 and a beta of 2.65. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $22.95 and its 200-day moving average price is $24.41. Tower International has a 12-month low of $20.85 and a 12-month high of $30.50.

Tower International (NYSE:TOWR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The auto parts company reported $0.97 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.92 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $489.93 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $494.87 million. Tower International had a return on equity of 33.20% and a net margin of 3.76%. Tower International’s revenue was down 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.81 EPS. Analysts predict that Tower International will post $3.63 EPS for the current year.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new stake in Tower International during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $159,000. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its stake in Tower International by 32.7% during the 1st quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 5,944 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $161,000 after purchasing an additional 1,464 shares in the last quarter. Bowling Portfolio Management LLC bought a new stake in Tower International during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $225,000. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL increased its stake in Tower International by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 12,000 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $247,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Alambic Investment Management L.P. bought a new stake in Tower International during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $311,000. 88.68% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Tower International

Tower International, Inc is a global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies primarily serving original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company’s product portfolio includes body-structure stampings, frame and other chassis structures, and welded assemblies for small and large cars, crossovers, pickups and sport utility vehicles (SUVs).

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