Cubic (NYSE:CUB) Trading Down 8.2% Following Analyst Downgrade

Cubic (NYSE:CUB) Trading Down 8.2% Following Analyst Downgrade

Cubic Co. (NYSE:CUB)’s stock price was down 8.2% during trading on Monday after Needham & Company LLC lowered their price target on the stock from $76.00 to $55.00. Needham & Company LLC currently has a buy rating on the stock. Cubic traded as low as $34.62 and last traded at $32.18, approximately 410,141 shares were traded during trading. An increase of 9% from the average daily volume of 374,824 shares. The stock had previously closed at $35.05.

Several other equities research analysts have also commented on the stock. SunTrust Banks raised shares of Cubic from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $70.00 to $75.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cubic from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 17th. TheStreet lowered shares of Cubic from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, February 10th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Cubic from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 21st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Cubic from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $67.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $62.83.

In other news, Director Maureen Breakiron-Evans bought 5,950 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 12th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $42.46 per share, with a total value of $252,637.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 9,356 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $397,255.76. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.58% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of CUB. River Road Asset Management LLC raised its holdings in Cubic by 238.3% in the fourth quarter. River Road Asset Management LLC now owns 1,161,957 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $73,866,000 after buying an additional 818,455 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in Cubic in the fourth quarter worth approximately $18,799,000. York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Cubic in the fourth quarter worth approximately $12,304,000. BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT Holding S.A. grew its position in Cubic by 39.0% in the 4th quarter. BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT Holding S.A. now owns 612,996 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $38,968,000 after purchasing an additional 171,916 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp grew its position in Cubic by 10.6% in the 3rd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,684,548 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $118,643,000 after purchasing an additional 161,075 shares during the period. 97.60% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

The firm has a fifty day moving average price of $54.31 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $64.46. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.10 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.97 and a beta of 1.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a current ratio of 1.37.

Cubic (NYSE:CUB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 5th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.11) by ($0.01). Cubic had a return on equity of 6.77% and a net margin of 2.35%. The firm had revenue of $328.84 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $322.47 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($0.23) earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts anticipate that Cubic Co. will post 3.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 2nd were given a $0.135 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 28th. This represents a yield of 0.4%. Cubic’s payout ratio is 8.63%.

About Cubic (NYSE:CUB)

Cubic Corporation provides various integrated solutions worldwide. Its solutions enhance the situational understanding for transportation, defense, and training customers, as well as for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) customers. The company operates through three segments: Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), Cubic Global Defense Systems (CGD), and Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS).

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