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Worth Watching Stocks: Pentair plc. (NYSE:PNR) and FS Investment Corporation (NYSE:FSIC)

Pentair plc. (NYSE:PNR)

Pentair plc delivers industry-leading products, services and solutions for its customers’ diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. It serves a range of industries, including Energy, Food & Beverage, Industrial, Infrastructure and Residential & Commercial. The Company is organized as three operating segments: Water & Fluid Solutions, Valves & Controls, and Technical Solutions. Pentair plc, formerly known as Pentair Ltd, is based in Dublin, Ireland.

Pentair plc. (NYSE:PNR)’s Financial Overview

Pentair plc. (NYSE) surged 1.46% yesterday to close its trading session at $40.24. The company has 1 year Price Target of $44.42. Pentair plc. has 52-Week high of $50.26 and 52-Week Low of $35.3. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 50.26 and 52-Week Low on 35.30. The stock traded with the volume of 1.07 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $7.01 Billion.

Pentair plc. (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.54/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.52/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.02 a share with a surprise factor of 3.8%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 5.44 Percent, SMA50 of 0.21 Percent and SMA200 of -6.15 percent. Pentair plc. has P/S value of 2.01 while its P/B value stands at 3.73. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 6.9 percent, Return on Equity of 13.1 percent and Return on Investment of 9.8 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 35.8 percent and 12.7 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.8 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 14 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Pentair plc have a median target of 43.50, with a high estimate of 52.00 and a low estimate of 38.00. The median estimate represents a +8.10% increase from the last price of 40.24.

Pentair plc. is estimated to report earnings on 01/29/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 8 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.59. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.93.

FS Investment Corporation (NYSE:FSIC)

FS Investment Corporation (NYSE:FSIC)’s Financial Outlook

The 7 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for FS KKR Capital Corp have a median target of 7.25, with a high estimate of 10.00 and a low estimate of 6.50. The median estimate represents a +20.63% increase from the last price of 6.01.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

FS Investment Corporation (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.24/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.2/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.04. This shows a surprise factor of 20 percent.