Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Put Options on Emerson Electric (EMR)

Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) saw unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders bought 5,332 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 603% compared to the average daily volume of 759 put options.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on EMR shares. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 price target on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Goldman Sachs reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $66.00 price target on shares of Emerson Electric in a report on Friday, December 8th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. started coverage on Emerson Electric in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. Vertical Research raised Emerson Electric from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, Barclays assumed coverage on Emerson Electric in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $80.00 target price on the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Emerson Electric presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $70.72.

Shares of EMR stock opened at $70.55 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.32, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. Emerson Electric has a 1-year low of $56.77 and a 1-year high of $74.45. The company has a market capitalization of $44,902.07, a PE ratio of 26.49, a P/E/G ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 1.15.

Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The industrial products company reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $3.82 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.72 billion. Emerson Electric had a return on equity of 20.73% and a net margin of 10.09%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 18.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.49 earnings per share. analysts predict that Emerson Electric will post 3.11 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 16th were given a $0.485 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $1.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.75%. Emerson Electric’s dividend payout ratio is currently 78.23%.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. G&S Capital LLC acquired a new position in Emerson Electric during the 4th quarter worth $101,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC purchased a new stake in Emerson Electric during the 2nd quarter worth about $109,000. Intellectus Partners LLC lifted its holdings in Emerson Electric by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Intellectus Partners LLC now owns 2,094 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $125,000 after buying an additional 7 shares during the last quarter. Mountain Capital Investment Advisors Inc purchased a new stake in Emerson Electric during the 2nd quarter worth about $129,000. Finally, Cerebellum GP LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Emerson Electric in the 4th quarter valued at about $129,000. Institutional investors own 69.89% of the company’s stock.

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About Emerson Electric

Emerson Electric Co is a diversified global manufacturing company, which provides solutions to customers by bringing technology and engineering together in the industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world. The Company operates through four segments based on the nature of the products and services rendered: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Climate Technologies and Commercial & Residential Solutions.

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