GDI stock: buy or sell?

GDI stock price: $32.50 -2.29% At close on July 15th, 2019

Updated on:
July 15th, 2019


Gardner Denver closed today at $32.50 and fell a fatal -2.29%.

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?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best moment to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Gardner Denver stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean GDI will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Gardner Denver stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. At, we gathered 7 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
2019-7-15Stifel Nicolausn/aHold
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

Shares of Gardner Denver fell a fatal -2.29% and closed at $32.50.

Shares of Gardner Denver closed today at $32.50 and fell a fatal -2.29%. Since May when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, GDI price slipped $-1.96 per share (-5.69%). Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on March, GDI climbed $6.30 (24.05%).

GDI stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Gardner Denver shares slightly fell -2.29% this week, ending at $32.50. Counting this, it's been 3 sliding weeks in a row, loosing $-2.10 (-6.16%).

Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now trading upwards to the $36.22 resistance. Since early May when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, GDI price slipped $-2.20 per share (-6.34%). Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up by mid February, GDI climbed $6.39 (24.47%).

GDI stock chart (weekly)

GDI stock price history

GDI stock went public on May 12th, 2017 with a price of $21.251. Since then, GDI stock surged a 52.90%, with a yearly average of 26.50%. If you had invested right after GDI's IPO a $1,000 in GDI stock in 2017, it would worth $529.00 today.

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

GDI stock historical price chart

GDI stock reached 52-week highs on May at $36.22, and all-time highs 2018-01-23 with a price of 38.

GDI stock price target is $33.20

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. 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 month we found 5 price forecasts for GDI stock:
GDI stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-7-15Stifel NicolausLowers Target$35.00$33.00-5.7%
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)$33.00$33.201.0%
Moving in a range from $36.00 and $31.00, the price forecast for Gardner Denver stock is $33.20. In average, analysts' outlook on GDI price target is stable from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, Gardner Denver reported its latest financial data, close to analysts' consensus and published a $0.45 Earnings 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 turnover report draw an outstanding gain of 13.24% to $2,689.80 million USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, similarly, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) soared 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 reported $712.70 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 3.39% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $94.50 M with a profit margin of 13.26%. Profit margin stepped up 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 a pretty good 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 shares of a company, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Gardner Denver, 0.34% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

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$6.6 B$212.7 M$226.1 M$1.7 B
Total shares202.0 M13.2 M125.6 M90.2 M
Float shares130.3 M11.4 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, July 15th, 2019
Day range$32.45 - $33.42
Previous close$33.26
Session gain-2.29%
Average true range$0.90
50d mov avg$34.16
100d mov avg$31.04
200d mov avg$27.69
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb02a

Gardner Denver performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared Gardner Denver against Natural Gas Services, Tetra Technologies and in the following table:
GDIGardner Denver20.01%39.97%16.78%
NGSNatural Gas Servi...-7.85%-10.17%-28.85%
TTITetra Technologie...-28.57%-22.41%-62.66%

Gardner Denver competitors

One check before trading any stock is to have a look 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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