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UPDATE: Jefferies & Company Reiterates Buy Rating, Raises PT on Ingersoll-Rand PLC

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In a report published Friday, Jefferies & Company reiterated its Buy rating on Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE: IR), and raised its price target from $55.00 to $57.00.

Jefferies noted, “We see more downside than upside risk in 4Q machinery earnings, and we continue to recommend a defensive short-term stance. Extended production shutdowns and inventory destocking has been prevalent through the quarter and into 2013. We are generally below consensus in the near term and worry that stocks appear overbought +10+% vs the S&P500 since the October lows despite no material improvement in fundamentals.”

Ingersoll-Rand PLC closed on Thursday at $49.62.

Latest Ratings for IR

DateFirmActionFromTo
Apr 2015BarclaysMaintainsEqual-weight
Mar 2015JefferiesMaintainsBuy
Mar 2015BarclaysMaintainsEqual-weight

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