Atlas Copco AB (OTCMKTS:ATLKY) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest – MarketBeat

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Atlas Copco AB (OTCMKTS:ATLKYGet Rating) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 12,500 shares, a decrease of 23.3% from the October 31st total of 16,300 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 594,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.0 days.

Atlas Copco Price Performance

Shares of ATLKY stock opened at $12.21 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $59.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.47, a P/E/G ratio of 3.72 and a beta of 1.26. Atlas Copco has a fifty-two week low of $8.63 and a fifty-two week high of $17.87. The business’s 50 day moving average price is $10.62 and its 200-day moving average price is $11.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a current ratio of 1.29.
Atlas Copco (OTCMKTS:ATLKYGet Rating) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 19th. The industrial products company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.02. Atlas Copco had a return on equity of 30.71% and a net margin of 17.05%. The company had revenue of $3.61 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.28 billion. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Atlas Copco will post 0.44 earnings per share for the current year.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Berenberg Bank increased their price target on Atlas Copco from SEK 135 to SEK 140 in a report on Monday. Citigroup raised Atlas Copco from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 14th. HSBC lowered Atlas Copco from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on Atlas Copco from SEK 96 to SEK 101 in a research report on Tuesday, November 15th. Finally, Pareto Securities downgraded Atlas Copco from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $131.94.

Atlas Copco Company Profile

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Atlas Copco AB, together with its subsidiaries, provides productivity solutions. The company operates through Compressor Technique, Vacuum Technique, Industrial Technique, and Power Technique segments. It offers piston compressors, oil-free tooth and scroll compressors, rotary screw compressors, oil-free blowers, oil-free centrifugal compressors, gas and process compressors, air and gas treatment equipment, and medical air solutions primarily for use in the manufacturing and process industries.

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