Allegion PLC (NYSE:ALLE) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

ALLE has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Allegion PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, June 30th. Robert W. Baird set a $85.00 price objective on Allegion PLC and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Wolfe Research assumed coverage on Allegion PLC in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock. Finally, Imperial Capital boosted their price objective on Allegion PLC from $79.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $86.00.

Shares of Allegion PLC (NYSE ALLE) opened at 80.81 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.68 billion, a PE ratio of 31.26 and a beta of 1.10. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $79.53 and its 200 day moving average price is $78.06. Allegion PLC has a one year low of $61.47 and a one year high of $82.90.

Allegion PLC (NYSE:ALLE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $1.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $627 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $613.37 million. Allegion PLC had a return on equity of 198.25% and a net margin of 10.76%. The business’s revenue was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.99 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Allegion PLC will post $3.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other Allegion PLC news, insider Timothy P. Eckersley sold 12,782 shares of Allegion PLC stock in a transaction on Friday, August 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.14, for a total value of $1,037,131.48. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Insiders own 0.64% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Tredje AP fonden purchased a new stake in shares of Allegion PLC in the 2nd quarter valued at $105,000. QS Investors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Allegion PLC by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 1,310 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 16 shares during the period. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its holdings in shares of Allegion PLC by 210.8% in the 1st quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 1,414 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 959 shares during the period. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Allegion PLC by 75.0% in the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,400 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the period. Finally, First Manhattan Co. raised its holdings in shares of Allegion PLC by 51.3% in the 1st quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 2,212 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $152,000 after buying an additional 750 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.86% of the company’s stock.

About Allegion PLC

Allegion Public Limited Company is a provider of security products and solutions. The Company offers a portfolio of mechanical and electronic security products across a range of brands. Its segments include Americas; Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), and Asia Pacific. Its products include door closers and controls; door and door frames (steel); electronic security products; electronic and biometric access control systems; exit devices; locks, locksets, portable locks and key systems; time, attendance and workforce productivity systems, and other accessories.

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