Seagate Technology PLC (STX) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages

Scotia has invested 0.01% in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX). The data storage provider reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.86 by $0.10. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, October 24 with "Underweight". Polianta Ltd raised its stake in Seagate Technology by 32.6% during the fourth quarter.

Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) last released its earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.6. $339,965 worth of Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) was sold by Moyo Dambisa F. $4.90M worth of Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) was sold by LUCZO STEPHEN J on Monday, January 8. The firm had revenue of $2.89 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.82 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.99 EPS. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter past year. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Seagate Technology from a "strong sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Craig Hallum reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $56.00 price target (up previously from $50.00) on shares of Seagate Technology in a research note on Tuesday. BTIG Research reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of Seagate Technology PLC in a report on Tuesday, January 24th. The stock of Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) earned "Buy" rating by Loop Capital Markets on Monday, July 24. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have given a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $43.39. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Limited Partnership holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) for 1.26M shares. 7,747,448 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,790,000. Seagate Technology has a 1 year low of $30.60 and a 1 year high of $51.88. Checking in on some other ratios, the company has a Price to Cash Flow ratio of 17.907357, and a current Price to Earnings ratio of 36.006138. The company has the market capitalization of $1.33 Billion. Contravisory Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Seagate Technology Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.66B market cap company.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in 2017 Q3. The stock increased 5.42% or $2.65 during the last trading session, reaching $51.66. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 19th. Seagate Technology's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 95.45%.

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In related news, insider Jeffrey D. Nygaard purchased 5,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 27th. This ratio is calculated by dividing the current share price by the book value per share. The score helps determine if a company's stock is valuable or not. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.79, for a total transaction of $198,776.37. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.32% of the company's stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in STX. Los Angeles Cap Mgmt And Equity Inc holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) for 302,049 shares. ValueAct Holdings L.P. now owns 21,458,600 shares of the data storage provider's stock worth $711,782,000 after purchasing an additional 7,642,835 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 33,412,003 shares of the data storage provider's stock worth $1,294,716,000 after purchasing an additional 2,292,075 shares during the period. Pacer Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of Seagate Technology in the second quarter worth about $150,000. Raymond James Fincl Service Advisors Incorporated stated it has 0.01% in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX). Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Ltd Company has invested 0.01% in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX). Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD now owns 22,980 shares of the data storage provider's stock worth $559,000 after buying an additional 158 shares during the period. If you are accessing this piece on another site, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of USA and worldwide trademark and copyright legislation. If you are viewing this piece on another website, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States and global copyright & trademark laws. Moreover, Mirae Asset Glob Invs Communication Limited has 0.01% invested in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX). The Company's products include HEATSAVR, a chemical product for use in swimming pools and spas that forms a thin and transparent layer on the waterÂ's surface; ECOSAVR, a disposable dispenser designed for the residential pool and spa market; and WATERSAVR to reduce water evaporation in reservoirs, potable water storage tanks, livestock watering ponds, aqueducts, canals, and irrigation ditches, as well as for lawn and turf care, and potted and bedding plants.

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