Tower International, Inc. (TOWR) Upgraded at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Tower International, Inc. (NYSE:TOWR) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report report published on Thursday, July 6th.

Several other equities analysts have also commented on the company. FBR & Co reiterated an outperform rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Tower International in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Tower International from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Tower International presently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $32.00.

Tower International (TOWR) traded down 2.36% on Thursday, reaching $22.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 132,952 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $22.56 and its 200 day moving average price is $25.33. The firm has a market cap of $466.12 million, a PE ratio of 10.08 and a beta of 2.57. Tower International has a 52-week low of $20.85 and a 52-week high of $30.50.

Tower International (NYSE:TOWR) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The auto parts company reported $0.76 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.16. The business had revenue of $497.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $476.75 million. Tower International had a return on equity of 33.60% and a net margin of 2.47%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.63 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Tower International will post $3.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 10th will be given a dividend of $0.11 per share. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.93%. Tower International’s payout ratio is 19.38%.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in TOWR. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in Tower International during the fourth quarter valued at $2,470,000. Bogle Investment Management L P DE acquired a new stake in Tower International during the first quarter valued at $2,662,000. Alambic Investment Management L.P. boosted its stake in Tower International by 10.2% in the first quarter. Alambic Investment Management L.P. now owns 34,500 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $935,000 after buying an additional 3,200 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management boosted its position in Tower International by 2.1% in the first quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 1,084,295 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $29,384,000 after buying an additional 22,600 shares during the last quarter. Finally, James Investment Research Inc. boosted its position in Tower International by 80.0% in the first quarter. James Investment Research Inc. now owns 107,260 shares of the auto parts company’s stock worth $2,907,000 after buying an additional 47,670 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.67% of the company’s stock.

About Tower International

Tower International, Inc is a global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies primarily serving original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company’s product portfolio includes body-structure stampings, frame and other chassis structures, and welded assemblies for small and large cars, crossovers, pickups and sport utility vehicles (SUVs).

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