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UPDATE: Stifel Downgrades Xylem On FX Concerns/Valuation


In a report published Monday, Stifel analyst Nathan Jones downgraded the rating on Xylem Inc (NYSE: XYL) from Buy to Hold, but reiterated the $42.00 price target.

In the report, Stifel noted, “Xylem has considerable exposure to Europe (~25% of revenue), but due to the operating structure of the company (Swiss based), it captures a higher amount of profits in Euro than it does revenue. The result of this is the declining Euro negatively impacts profits more than it does revenue. In essence, the currency translation has an incremental margin of 20%-25% rather than the expected company margin of 13%. We note the incremental on the Euro is in the 50% range, while other currencies translate with ~0% incrementals for a blended margin, under current FX conditions, in the 20%-25% range.”

Xylem closed on Friday at $38.08.

Latest Ratings for XYL

Oct 2020Credit SuisseMaintainsUnderperform
Oct 2020Raymond JamesMaintainsOutperform
Jul 2020Credit SuisseMaintainsUnderperform

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