GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (ETR:G1A) has been assigned a €22.00 ($25.58) target price by UBS Group in a report released on Friday, Borsen Zeitung reports. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. UBS Group’s price target suggests a potential downside of 12.28% from the company’s previous close.
Several other brokerages have also issued reports on G1A. Kepler Capital Markets set a €25.00 ($29.07) target price on GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft in a research note on Thursday, January 10th. Goldman Sachs Group set a €27.00 ($31.40) target price on GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 7th. Credit Suisse Group set a €21.00 ($24.42) target price on GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, April 1st. Finally, Deutsche Bank set a €18.00 ($20.93) target price on GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, March 15th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of €24.03 ($27.95).
Shares of G1A opened at €25.08 ($29.16) on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $4.53 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.94. The company has a quick ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.33. GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has a 1 year low of €19.09 ($22.20) and a 1 year high of €34.60 ($40.23).
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft focuses on the development and production of process technology and components for the food processing industry worldwide. It operates in two segments, Business Area Equipment and Business Area Solutions. The Business Area Equipment segment offers separators, valves, pumps, homogenizers, and refrigeration compressors, as well as process technology solutions for food processing and packaging applications; and dairy equipment, feeding systems, and slurry engineering solutions.
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