Gardner Denver (NYSE:GDI) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Gardner Denver (NYSE:GDI) have been trending positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gardner Denver earned a coverage optimism score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.2649335200711 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Gardner Denver (GDI) opened at $34.56 on Friday. Gardner Denver has a 12-month low of $19.91 and a 12-month high of $35.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a current ratio of 2.51.

Several analysts recently issued reports on GDI shares. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on shares of Gardner Denver from $30.00 to $34.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Gardner Denver from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Citigroup restated a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 target price (up from $28.00) on shares of Gardner Denver in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Tigress Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of Gardner Denver in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Finally, UBS Group boosted their target price on shares of Gardner Denver from $28.00 to $33.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $31.10.

In other Gardner Denver news, major shareholder Fund Holdings L.P. Kkr sold 25,250,880 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.43, for a total value of $667,380,758.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.37% of the company’s stock.

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About Gardner Denver

Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc is a global provider of mission-critical flow control and compression equipments and associated aftermarket parts, consumables and services. The Company operates through three business segments: Industry, Energy and Medical. Industry segment designs, manufactures, markets and services a range of air compression, vacuum and blower products.

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