BWX Technologies Inc (NYSE:BWXT) VP Jason S. Kerr sold 1,365 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.06, for a total transaction of $87,441.90. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 9,132 shares in the company, valued at $584,995.92. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of BWX Technologies stock traded up $0.37 on Friday, hitting $62.57. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 343,725 shares, compared to its average volume of 464,889. BWX Technologies Inc has a 52-week low of $53.11 and a 52-week high of $72.18. The company has a quick ratio of 2.88, a current ratio of 2.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.72. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.13 billion, a PE ratio of 30.52, a P/E/G ratio of 2.17 and a beta of 0.48.

BWX Technologies (NYSE:BWXT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 6th. The technology company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.60 by ($0.02). BWX Technologies had a return on equity of 66.19% and a net margin of 9.05%. The business had revenue of $438.92 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $445.70 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.56 earnings per share. BWX Technologies’s quarterly revenue was up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that BWX Technologies Inc will post 2.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 7th. Investors of record on Monday, August 20th were given a $0.16 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 17th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.02%. BWX Technologies’s dividend payout ratio is presently 31.22%.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on BWXT shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BWX Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 9th. Drexel Hamilton reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $78.00 price objective on shares of BWX Technologies in a research note on Thursday, June 21st. ValuEngine cut shares of BWX Technologies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 6th. SunTrust Banks dropped their price objective on shares of BWX Technologies from $83.00 to $79.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 21st. Finally, Bank of America reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of BWX Technologies in a research note on Saturday, June 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $70.00.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Brown Advisory Inc. boosted its position in shares of BWX Technologies by 29.1% in the 1st quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 4,614,365 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $293,151,000 after buying an additional 1,040,711 shares in the last quarter. Keeley Teton Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in BWX Technologies by 15.0% in the 1st quarter. Keeley Teton Advisors LLC now owns 48,075 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $3,054,000 after purchasing an additional 6,288 shares in the last quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new position in BWX Technologies in the 2nd quarter valued at about $752,000. Global Financial Private Capital LLC purchased a new position in BWX Technologies in the 2nd quarter valued at about $320,000. Finally, Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management purchased a new position in BWX Technologies in the 2nd quarter valued at about $1,451,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.29% of the company’s stock.

About BWX Technologies

BWX Technologies, Inc manufactures and sells nuclear components to the United States government. The company operates in three segments: Nuclear Operations, Technical Services, and Nuclear Energy. The Nuclear Operations segment offers precision naval nuclear components and reactors; close-tolerance and equipment for nuclear applications; and components for defense applications, as well as critical nuclear components, fuels, and assemblies for government and other uses.

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