Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) VP Andrew D. Ross sold 2,056 shares of Parker-Hannifin stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $192.14, for a total value of $395,039.84. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 5,207 shares in the company, valued at $1,000,472.98. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE PH) traded up $1.65 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $192.98. The stock had a trading volume of 1,082,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 993,541. The company has a market capitalization of $25,710.00, a P/E ratio of 22.16, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 1.40. Parker-Hannifin Corp has a 52-week low of $139.49 and a 52-week high of $193.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a current ratio of 1.44.

Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The industrial products company reported $2.24 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.02 by $0.22. The firm had revenue of $3.36 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.31 billion. Parker-Hannifin had a return on equity of 23.61% and a net margin of 8.37%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 22.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.61 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Parker-Hannifin Corp will post 9.56 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 10th were issued a dividend of $0.66 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 9th. This represents a $2.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.37%. Parker-Hannifin’s dividend payout ratio is 33.89%.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its holdings in Parker-Hannifin by 1.2% during the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 1,306 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $209,000 after buying an additional 15 shares in the last quarter. IHT Wealth Management LLC grew its holdings in Parker-Hannifin by 20.8% during the second quarter. IHT Wealth Management LLC now owns 116 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 20 shares in the last quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Parker-Hannifin by 4.1% during the second quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 612 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 24 shares in the last quarter. People s United Financial Inc. grew its holdings in Parker-Hannifin by 0.5% during the second quarter. People s United Financial Inc. now owns 6,079 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $972,000 after buying an additional 31 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Calamos Wealth Management LLC grew its holdings in Parker-Hannifin by 0.4% during the second quarter. Calamos Wealth Management LLC now owns 8,144 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $1,302,000 after buying an additional 34 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.24% of the company’s stock.

PH has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $198.00 price objective on shares of Parker-Hannifin in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Buckingham Research initiated coverage on Parker-Hannifin in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $205.00 price target on the stock. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $200.00 price target on shares of Parker-Hannifin in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised Parker-Hannifin from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $198.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Parker-Hannifin from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $188.95.

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About Parker-Hannifin

Parker-Hannifin Corporation is a manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision engineered solutions for a range of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The Company operates through segments: Diversified Industrial and Aerospace Systems. The Diversified Industrial Segment is an aggregation of several business units, which manufacture motion-control and fluid power system components for builders and users of various types of manufacturing, packaging, processing, transportation, agricultural, construction, and military vehicles and equipment.

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