Lincoln Electric's Buybacks And Higher Dividends Keep Stock Buy-Rated
In a report published Wednesday, Wunderlich Securities analyst Liam D. Burke reiterated a Buy rating and $85.00 price target on Lincoln Electric Holdings (NASDAQ: LECO).
In the report, Wunderlich Securities noted, "Lincoln (LECO) has been successfully increasing margins in the face of lower revenue volumes and is now seeing the additional benefit of higher volumes. Acquisitions remain an important piece of the company's growth strategy especially in complementary product lines such as automation."
The report continued, "However, beyond acquisitions, Lincoln is returning cash to shareholders through share buy backs and higher dividend payments that are further increasing the company's high teens ROIC. Based on Lincoln's strong, sustainable fundamentals, including strong free cash flow and high returns on invested capital (ROIC), we rate LECO shares a Buy."
Lincoln Electric Holdings closed on Tuesday at $71.01.
Latest Ratings for LECO
|Feb 2017||Longbow Research||Upgrades||Underperform||Neutral|
|Dec 2016||Stifel Nicolaus||Downgrades||Buy||Hold|
|Nov 2016||KeyBanc||Downgrades||Overweight||Sector Weight|
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