Why Should You Put Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) On Your Portfolio?

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    The Vanguard Group, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of new stake in Rexnord Corporation (NYSE:RXN). The institutional investor has increased its shareholding in the Industrials company by 1.35% to 9.77 million shares with purchase of 0.13 million shares. This fresh investment now brings its stake to 8.16% valued currently at $293.98 million. In addition, Wellington Management Co. LLP raised its holdings by 0.11 million to 7.2 million shares. And Impax Asset Management Ltd. has lifted its position by 6.64% or 0.3 million shares – to 4.89 million shares.

    With over 0.92 million Rexnord Corporation (RXN) shares trading Monday and a closing price of $28.47 on the day, the dollar volume was approximately $26.11 million. The shares have shown a negative weekly performance of -2.37% and its price on 07/13/20 gained nearly 0.99%. Currently, there are 122.01M common shares owned by the public and among those 119.11M shares have been available to trade.

    An analysis of what Wall Street brokers have to say about the expected price targets for this stock gives us this picture: 11 analysts who have offered their price forecasts for RXN have a consensus price objective of $32.45. The analysts have set the share’s price value over the next 12 months at a high of $36.00 and a low of $29.00 should the stock experience a downside. Incidentally, analysts’ outlook for the Rexnord Corporation stock is 2.20 for the next 12 months. The average price target is 11.31% above its last price level and an upside to the estimated low will see the stock gain 1.83% over that period. But an upside of 20.92% will see the stock hit the forecast high price target while mean target price for the stock is $32.00.

    Insiders at the company have transacted a total of 106 times over the past 12 months, according to data filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 55 of these insider trades were purchases, accounting for 2,362,628 shares. Insider sales of the common stock occurred on 51 occasions, with total insider shares sold totaling 2,161,547 shares.

    The top 3 mutual fund holders in Rexnord Corporation are Janus Henderson Enterprise Fund, American Funds Small Cap World Fu, and Janus Henderson Triton Fund. Janus Henderson Enterprise Fund owns 7.27 million shares of the company’s stock, all valued at over $218.74 million. American Funds Small Cap World Fu bought 0.13 million shares to see its total holdings expand to 5.83 million shares valued at over $175.57 million and representing 4.87% of the shares outstanding. Janus Henderson Triton Fund sold -0.2 million shares to bring its total holdings to over 4.49 million shares at a value of $135.04 million. Janus Henderson Triton Fund now owns shares totaling to 3.75% of the shares outstanding.

    Shares of Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) opened at $28.57, up $0.38 from a prior closing price of $28.19. However, the script later closed the day at $28.47, up 0.99%. The company’s stock has a 5-day price change of -2.37% and 10.65% over the past three months. RXN shares are trading -12.72% year to date (YTD), with the 12-month market performance down to -1.18% lower. It has a 12-month low price of $18.87 and touched a high of $35.64 over the same period. Currently, 0.92 million shares have been traded, compared to an average intraday trading volume of 863.99K shares. The stock is trading above its simple moving averages at the SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200, as the current price level is off by -0.94%, -0.45%, and -2.01% respectively.

    Institutional ownership of Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) 122.01M shares outstanding. Mutual fund holders own 31.83%, while other institutional holders and individual stakeholders account for 71.16% and 15.59% respectively.

    It has a market capitalization of $3.36B and a beta (3y monthly) value of 1.59. The stock’s trailing 12-month PE ratio is 21.09, while the earnings-per-share (ttm) stands at $1.35. The company has a PEG of 9.59 and a Quick Ratio of 2.10 with the debt-to-equity ratio at 1.12. Price movements for the stock have been influenced by the stock’s volatility, which stands at 3.22% over the week and 3.61% over the month.

    Analysts forecast that Rexnord Corporation (RXN) will achieve an EPS of $0.29 for the current quarter, $0.38 for the next quarter and $1.89 for 2022. The lowest estimate earnings-per-share for the quarter is $0.15 while analysts give the company a high EPS estimate of $0.41. Comparatively, EPS for the current quarter was $0.48 a year ago. Earnings per share for the fiscal year are expected to decrease by -15.30%, and 16.98% over the next financial year. EPS should shrink at an annualized rate of 2.20% over the next five years, compared to 9.00% over the past 5-year period.

    If you are looking to buy this stock, then you may note that the average analyst recommendation by 11 brokerage firm advisors rate Rexnord Corporation (RXN) as a “Moderate Buy” at a consensus score of 2.20. Specifically, 5 Wall Street analysts polled rate the stock as a buy, while 5 of the 11 advise that investors “hold,” and 0 rated it as a “Sell.”

    Looking at the support for the RXN, a number of firms have released research notes about the stock. BofA/Merrill stated their Neutral rating for the stock in a research note on May 26, 2020, with the firm’s price target at. Robert W. Baird coverage for the Rexnord Corporation (RXN) stock in a research note released on January 29, 2020 offered a Outperform rating with a price target of. BofA/Merrill was of a view on December 17, 2019 that the stock is Buy, while Robert W. Baird gave the stock Neutral rating on September 03, 2019, issuing a price target of $33- $29. Deutsche Bank on their part issued Hold rating on August 15, 2019.

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