GDI stock: buy or sell?

GDI stock price: $35.15 1.21% At close on May 20th, 2019

Updated on:
May 20th, 2019


Shares of Gardner Denver stepped up a decent 1.21% and closed at $35.15.

Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. provides mission-critical flow control and compression equipment; and associated aftermarket parts, consumables, and services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Should I buy GDI stock?

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Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MAYes

Is Gardner Denver stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday. At, we detected 6 ratings published for GDI stock in the last 30 days.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for GDI stock, with 5 positive ratings.
Is GDI a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-5-7UBS GroupBuyNeutral
2019-5-1Credit Suisse Groupn/aOutperform
2019-4-24Credit Suisse Groupn/aOutperform
2019-2-20Robert W. Bairdn/aBuy
2019-2-20Piper Jaffray Companiesn/aBuy
2019-1-25BTIG Researchn/aBuy

GDI stock analysis

Daily outlook

Gardner Denver ended today at $35.15 and stepped up a decent 1.21%.

Gardner Denver ended today at $35.15 and stepped up a decent 1.21%. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on Wednesday, GDI price climbed $0.69 per share (2.00%). Since March when GDI stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $8.95 (34.16%).

GDI stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Gardner Denver inched a slightly good 1.21% this week. Late April GDI rocketed an exceptional 19.16% in just one week.

In a weekly time frame, Gardner Denver stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, GDI might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up early May, GDI price climbed $0.45 per share (1.30%). Since mid February when GDI stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $9.04 (34.62%).

GDI stock chart (weekly)

GDI stock price history

GDI IPO was on May 12th, 2017 at $21.25 per share1. Since then, GDI stock surged a 65.40%, with an average of 32.70% per year. If you had invested right after GDI's IPO a $1,000 in GDI stock in 2017, it would worth $654.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

GDI stock historical price chart

GDI stock reached 52-week highs on May 2nd at $36.16, and all-time highs 2018-01-23 with a price of 38.

GDI stock price target is $33.30

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we found 4 price targets for GDI stock:
GDI stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-5-1Credit Suisse GroupReiterates$31.00$36.0016.1%
2019-4-24Credit Suisse GroupInitiatesn/a$31.00-
2019-2-20Robert W. BairdReiteratesn/a$32.00-
2019-2-20Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiteratesn/a$34.00-
(in average)$31.00$33.307.0%
Moving in a range from $36.00 and $31.00, the price target for Gardner Denver stock is $33.30. In average, analysts' outlook on GDI price forecast is positive, upgrading the forecast by a 7.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, Gardner Denver matched the forecasts of the analysts and posted an EPS of $0.45 per share. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
GDI earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw an outstanding growth of 13.24% to $2,689.80 million dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, likewise, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) escalated a 9.24% to 10.02%.

GDI annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$2,210 M-$-2.20 M-0.1%-
2014$2,570 M16.29%$-135.02 M-5.3%6,037.41%
2015$2,127 M-17.24%$-351.20 M-16.5%160.10%
2016$1,939 M-8.81%$-36.62 M-1.9%-89.57%
2017$2,375 M22.48%$18 M0.8%-150.25%
2018$2,690 M13.24%$269 M10.0%1,364.13%

Quarterly financial results

Gardner Denver posted $712.70 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 3.39% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $94.50 M with a profit margin of 13.26%. Profit margin gained a 2.79% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 10.47%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Gardner Denver sales marked an excellent increase and rose a 7.17%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Gardner Denver posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
GDI quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$579 M-$-146 M-25.3%-
2017-Q3$650 M12.17%$28 M4.3%-119.14%
2017-Q4$665 M2.37%$144 M21.6%412.86%
2018-Q1$620 M-6.83%$42 M6.8%-70.47%
2018-Q2$668 M7.84%$60 M9.0%42.22%
2018-Q3$689 M3.16%$72 M10.5%19.73%
2018-Q4$713 M3.39%$95 M13.3%30.89%
2019-Q1$620 M-12.96%$47 M7.6%-50.16%

Gardner Denver ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to check its ownership structure.

Gardner Denver shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.34% of all shares.

In case of Gardner Denver stock, 57.72% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for GDI stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Gardner Denver:

Market cap$7.1 B$208.9 M$253.7 M$1.6 B
Total shares202.0 M13.2 M125.6 M90.2 M
Float shares130.2 M11.6 M119.6 M57.4 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)57.7%92.5%82.7%38.4%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.3%5.5%3.4%47.4%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

GDI summary

Monday, May 20th, 2019
Day range$34.18 - $35.34
Previous close$34.73
Session gain1.21%
Average true range$1.23
50d mov avg$29.75
100d mov avg$26.92
200d mov avg$26.53
Daily patternlt01a
Weekly pattern lt06a

Gardner Denver performance

To better understand Gardner Denver performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We compared Gardner Denver against Natural Gas Services, Tetra Technologies and in the following table:
GDIGardner Denver31.45%45.37%6.90%
NGSNatural Gas Servi...-13.62%-23.54%-34.07%
TTITetra Technologie...-22.01%-21.40%-56.84%

Gardner Denver competitors

One check before trading any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for Gardner Denver. We selected 3 companies as Gardner Denver competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.

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