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Wall Street Stock Recommendations: Mueller Water Products, Inc. (MWA), Gerdau SA (GGB)

Since June 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $2.49 million activity.

Marathon Partners Equity Management Llc holds 2.92% of its portfolio in Mueller Water Products, Inc. for 545,000 shares. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. grew its position in MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS by 1.9% during the second quarter. "(MWA)" was first reported by Zolmax and is owned by of Zolmax. Amalgamated Bank raised its position in shares of Mueller Water Products by 2.6% during the second quarter.

State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS (NYSE:MWA) by 6.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. (MWA) pays out an annual dividend of 0.16 per share.

While having a peek at profitability ratios Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) has trailing twelve month gross margin at 32.4%, its trailing twelve month operating margin stands at 10.3% whereas its trailing twelve month net profit margin spots at 14.8%. (NYSE:MWA). Wellington Gp Llp accumulated 278,201 shares. 1,064,102 shares of the stock were exchanged. MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 21.05%. Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) has trailing twelve month Return on Assets of 9.9%, which is key indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. (NYSE:MWA), Stochastic %D value stayed at 59.90% for the last 9 days. Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc. grew its position in MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS by 1.3% during the second quarter.

Burney Co increased Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) stake by 8,476 shares to 243,507 valued at $19.65M in 2017Q2.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. American Century reported 70,428 shares.

MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS (NYSE:MWA) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st.

The best measure of a company is its profitability, for without it, it can not grow, and if it doesn't grow, then its stock will trend downward. Mueller Water Products has a 12 month low of $10.84 and a 12 month high of $14.20.

However looking at valuation ratios the stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 2.42 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 36.26. (NYSE:MWA) now has a value of 7.07%. It has underperformed by 8.05% the S&P500.

Mueller Water Products, Inc, is a manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water. They just need to take the company's market capitalization and divide it by the company's total sales over the past 12 months. A score above three means the company is not likely to go bankrupt, while score less than 1.8 suggests the firm is probably headed for bankruptcy. The Company's product portfolio includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, metering products and systems, leak detection and pipe condition assessment, which are used by municipalities, and residential and non-residential construction industries. The company's revenue was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS will post 0.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Therefore 73% are positive. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 60.19% to analysts' high consensus price target. NYSE:MWA is 3.886774. A lower price to book ratio indicates that the stock might be undervalued. Analysts‟ target price forecasts are a prediction of a stock‟s future price, generally over the 12 months following the release date (Asquith et al., 2005).

Shares of Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) by 10.7% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports.

Shifting gears, we can see that Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) on Wednesday, March 8 with "Buy" rating. Robert W. Baird restated a "hold" rating and set a $13.00 price objective on shares of MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS in a report on Friday, September 8th. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Hold" rating and $12.0 target in Wednesday, September 20 report. On Thursday, May 11 the stock rating was maintained by IBC with "Buy". It shows the cash a company is able to generate after spending the money need to maintain or grow its asset base. Wedbush maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Thursday, April 28 report. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Hold" rating and $12.0 target in Thursday, October 26 report. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. grew its position in shares of MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS by 29.7% in the 1st quarter. More interesting news about Mueller Water Products, Inc.

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