Xylem stock: buy or sell?

XYL stock price: $88.14 1.25% At close on February 14th, 2020

Updated on:
February 14th, 2020


Xylem gained 1.25% to $88.14 after marking all time highs on Wednesday. On February/6 XYL plunged a dreadful -5.40%.

Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and service of engineered solutions for the water and wastewater applications.

Should I buy Xylem stock?

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These 2 buy setups match with Xylem stock now:

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

Is Xylem stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for XYL stock for the last 30 days.

Xylem stock analysis

Daily outlook

After topping to all time highs on Wednesday, Xylem gained 1.25% on February 14th to $88.14.

After topping to all time highs on Wednesday, Xylem gained 1.25% to $88.14. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on Jan 30th, XYL price climbed $4.97 per share (5.98%). Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on December, XYL climbed $10.55 (13.60%). From a daily perspective, XYL is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($80.80, on Feb 6th) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($89.34, on Wednesday) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top XYL might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $89.34 or down under $80.80. On Wednesday, XYL hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $87.70 recorded on Feb 5th. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

XYL stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Xylem shares peaked new all time highs again this week, marking to $89.34. Shares ended at $88.14 and rocketed 4.68% during the week. For 3 weeks in a row, price climbed and marked a profit of 7.98%.

Since late January when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, XYL price gained $4.68 per share (5.61%). Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up by mid December 2019, XYL climbed $10.42 (13.41%).

XYL stock chart (weekly)

Xylem stock price history

Xylem IPO was on October 13th, 2011 at $20.88 per share1. Since then, XYL stock grew a 322.10%, with a yearly average of 40.30%. If you had invested right after XYL's IPO a $1,000 in Xylem stock in 2011, it would worth $3,221.00 today.

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

Xylem stock historical price chart

XYL stock reached all-time highs on Wednesday with a price of $89.34.

Xylem stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price target for Xylem stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After publishing its last earnings report on May, Xylem . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this report.
XYL earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a phenomenal growth of 10.62% to $5,207.00 M dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) appreciated a 3.51% to 10.54%.

To have an updated view of the financial situation of Xylem, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Xylem TTM sales up to March 2019 were $5,227.00 and earnings were $549.00 million USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Xylem business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stayed constant a neutral 0.38%. Likewise, profit margin (net income/sales) remained constant at 10.54%.

XYL annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$3,840 M-$228 M5.9%-
2014$3,916 M1.98%$337 M8.6%47.81%
2015$3,653 M-6.72%$340 M9.3%0.89%
2016$3,771 M3.23%$260 M6.9%-23.53%
2017$4,707 M24.82%$331 M7.0%27.31%
2018$5,207 M10.62%$549 M10.5%65.86%
TTM $5,227 M0.38%$549 M10.5%0.00%

Quarterly financial results

Xylem reported $1,237.00 million in sales for 2019-Q1, a -10.75% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $79.00 M with a profit margin of 6.39%. Profit margin slipped a -9.85% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 16.23%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Xylem sales marked a slightly good increase and grew a 1.64%.
XYL quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$1,160 M-$99 M8.5%-
2017-Q3$1,195 M3.02%$105 M8.8%6.06%
2017-Q4$1,277 M6.86%$71 M5.6%-32.38%
2018-Q1$1,217 M-4.70%$79 M6.5%11.27%
2018-Q2$1,317 M8.22%$115 M8.7%45.57%
2018-Q3$1,287 M-2.28%$130 M10.1%13.04%
2018-Q4$1,386 M7.69%$225 M16.2%73.08%
2019-Q1$1,237 M-10.75%$79 M6.4%-64.89%

Xylem ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, 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 Xylem, 0.85% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for XYL stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

Market cap$15.9 B
Total shares180.1 M
Float shares179.4 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)92.7%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.9%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Xylem summary

Friday, February 14th, 2020
Day range$86.99 - $88.52
Previous close$87.05
Session gain1.25%
Average true range$2.45
50d mov avg$80.85
100d mov avg$79.41
200d mov avg$78.74
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lb11c

Xylem performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. In the following table, we compare Xylem performance to :

Xylem competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Xylem competitor. This doesn't mean Xylem does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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