ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE) Updates Q3 Earnings Guidance

ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESEGet Free Report) issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.16-1.22 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.26. ESCO Technologies also updated its FY 2024 guidance to 4.150-4.300 EPS.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Separately, StockNews.com cut shares of ESCO Technologies from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, February 17th.

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ESCO Technologies Stock Down 5.8 %

Shares of NYSE:ESE traded down $6.45 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $105.00. 239,991 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 156,181. ESCO Technologies has a fifty-two week low of $89.77 and a fifty-two week high of $118.60. The company has a quick ratio of 1.31, a current ratio of 1.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13. The stock has a fifty day simple moving average of $102.99 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $104.14. The firm has a market cap of $2.71 billion, a PE ratio of 27.56 and a beta of 1.14.

ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESEGet Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 9th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.94 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.88 by $0.06. ESCO Technologies had a net margin of 9.94% and a return on equity of 8.90%. The business had revenue of $249.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $241.15 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.76 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.7% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, sell-side analysts forecast that ESCO Technologies will post 4.2 earnings per share for the current year.

ESCO Technologies Announces Dividend

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 19th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, July 3rd will be paid a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 3rd. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.30%. ESCO Technologies’s payout ratio is currently 8.40%.

Insider Transactions at ESCO Technologies

In other news, Director Leon J. Olivier sold 900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $100.26, for a total transaction of $90,234.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 0.80% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

About ESCO Technologies

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ESCO Technologies Inc produces and supplies engineered products and systems for industrial and commercial markets worldwide. It operates through three segments: Aerospace & Defense, Utility Solutions Group, and RF Test & Measurement. The Aerospace & Defense segment designs and manufactures filtration products, including hydraulic filter elements and fluid control devices used in commercial aerospace applications; filter mechanisms used in micro-propulsion devices for satellites; and custom designed filters for manned aircraft and submarines.

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