Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Atlas Copco (ATLKY) to Hold

Atlas Copco (OTCMKTS:ATLKY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

According to Zacks, “ATLAS COPCO is a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions. The products and services range from compressed air and gas equipment, generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools and assembly systems, to related aftermarket and rental. In close cooperation with customers and business partners, and with 135 years of experience, Atlas Copco innovates for superior productivity. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Group’s global reach spans more than 160 markets. “

Shares of Atlas Copco (OTCMKTS:ATLKY) traded down $0.18 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $47.19. 40,866 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 38,379. Atlas Copco has a fifty-two week low of $30.78 and a fifty-two week high of $47.51. The company has a current ratio of 1.85, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. The company has a market capitalization of $39,451.52, a PE ratio of 33.23, a P/E/G ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 0.93.

Atlas Copco (OTCMKTS:ATLKY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The industrial products company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.01. Atlas Copco had a net margin of 13.17% and a return on equity of 30.57%. The firm had revenue of $3.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.50 billion. analysts expect that Atlas Copco will post 1.75 EPS for the current year.

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Atlas Copco Company Profile

Atlas Copco AB is a holding company. The Company is a provider of various productivity solutions. It serves customers with compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Its segments include Compressor Technique, which provides industrial compressors, vacuum solutions, gas and process compressors and expanders, air and gas treatment equipment and air management systems; Industrial Technique, which provides industrial power tools and systems, industrial assembly solutions, quality assurance products, software and service; Mining and Rock Excavation Technique, which provides equipment for drilling and rock excavation, a range of related consumables and service, and Construction Technique, which provides construction and demolition tools, portable compressors, pumps and generators, lighting towers, and compaction and paving equipment.

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