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Morning Eye-Catchers: Textron Inc., (TXT)

Friday February 24th 2017: Textron Inc., TXT is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Aerospace/Defense – Major Diversified in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, Textron Inc., TXT  has a market cap of 13.33 B. Since its IPO date on the 10/24/1984, Textron Inc., TXT performance year to date is 1.30%. Today Textron Inc., TXT has gained 0.48%, with a current price of 49.43.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 83.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.60%. Return of assets are at 6.00%, with return on investment at 11.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Textron Inc., TXT is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.65. While Total debt/equity is 0.74. With a profit margin of 6.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 17.70%, and operating margin of 7.00%. Textron Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Textron Inc., TXT has seen a EPS growth of 23.60%. A performance for the year of 28.20%. The 52-week high is -2.95%, and the 52-week low is 32.91%. The average volume for Textron Inc., TXT is 12561.

With a target price of 52.86, can Textron Inc., TXT reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Textron Inc., TXT. Textron Inc. has a P/E of 16.92 and a forward P/E of 16.51. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.14. Textron Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.97 and 2.38 respectively. For P/cash, Textron Inc. has a value of 15.54, while it is 26.04 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 49.43, Textron Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.16%. We see a return on equity of 16.60%.

Looking more long-term Textron Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.92%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 18.07% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 23.60% for this year and for the last five years a 31.50% growth has been seen.

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