Colfax Corp Company Profile (NYSE:CFX)

About Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX)

Colfax Corp logoColfax Corporation is an industrial manufacturing and engineering company. The Company provides gas and fluid handling and fabrication technology products and services to customers around the world. The Company's segments include Gas and Fluid Handling, and Fabrication Technology. The Gas and Fluid Handling segment supplies a range of gas and fluid handling products, including heavy-duty centrifugal and axial fans, rotary heat exchangers, gas compressors, pumps and certain related products, as well as aftermarket and lubrication-related services, which serves customers in the power generation, oil, gas and petrochemical, mining, marine (including defense) and general industrial and other end markets. The Fabrication Technology segment supplies welding equipment and consumables, cutting equipment and consumables, and automated welding and cutting systems. It formulates, develops, manufactures and supplies consumable products and equipment.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Diversified Machinery
  • Sub-Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Symbol: NYSE:CFX
  • CUSIP: 19401410
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $4.94 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 122,991,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $39.58
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $38.41
  • 52 Week Range: $24.62 - $41.99
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 34.321
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.27
  • P/E Growth: 1.880
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.62 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.36
  • Book Value: $24.48 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.64
  • EBIDTA: $445.21 million
  • Net Margins: 3.51%
  • Return on Equity: 6.02%
  • Return on Assets: 2.90%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.44%
  • Current Ratio: 1.68%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.28%
  • Average Volume: 655,711 shs.
  • Beta: 1.52
  • Short Ratio: 6.36

Frequently Asked Questions for Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX)

What is Colfax Corp's stock symbol?

Colfax Corp trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CFX."

How were Colfax Corp's earnings last quarter?

Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX) announced its earnings results on Friday, May, 5th. The company reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.05. The company earned $845 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $820.23 million. Colfax Corp had a net margin of 3.51% and a return on equity of 6.02%. Colfax Corp's revenue was down 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.30 earnings per share. View Colfax Corp's Earnings History.

What guidance has Colfax Corp issued on next quarter's earnings?

Colfax Corp updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Friday, May, 5th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.60-1.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.66.

Where is Colfax Corp's stock going? Where will Colfax Corp's stock price be in 2017?

10 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Colfax Corp's shares. Their predictions range from $26.00 to $48.00. On average, they expect Colfax Corp's stock price to reach $41.67 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Colfax Corp.

Are investors shorting Colfax Corp?

Colfax Corp saw a decline in short interest in April. As of April 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,890,829 shares, a decline of 32.1% from the April 13th total of 2,783,139 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 723,727 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.6 days. Approximately 2.1% of the company's shares are short sold.

Who are some of Colfax Corp's key competitors?

Who owns Colfax Corp stock?

Colfax Corp's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Principal Financial Group Inc. (7.21%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.37%), Akre Capital Management LLC (3.82%), FMR LLC (3.45%), BlackRock Inc. (3.34%) and Bares Capital Management Inc. (3.32%). Company insiders that own Colfax Corp stock include A Lynne Puckett, C Scott Brannan, Clay Kiefaber, Darryl Mayhorn, Lynn H Clark, Matthew L Trerotola, Patrick W Allender, Rajiv Vinnakota and Stephen Wittig. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Colfax Corp.

Who sold Colfax Corp stock? Who is selling Colfax Corp stock?

Colfax Corp's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Strs Ohio, First Trust Advisors LP, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc., Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc., Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC and Quantitative Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Colfax Corp stock in the last year include A Lynne Puckett, Darryl Mayhorn, Matthew L Trerotola, Rajiv Vinnakota and Stephen Wittig. View Insider Buying and Selling for Colfax Corp.

Who bought Colfax Corp stock? Who is buying Colfax Corp stock?

Colfax Corp's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., FMR LLC, Point72 Asset Management L.P., FIL Ltd, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Columbus Circle Investors, Renaissance Technologies LLC and Wellington Management Group LLP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Colfax Corp.

How do I buy Colfax Corp stock?

Shares of Colfax Corp can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Colfax Corp stock cost?

One share of Colfax Corp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $40.14.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $41.67 (3.80% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/23/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
5/18/2017Credit Suisse Group AGInitiated CoverageOutperform -> Outperform$47.00LowView Rating Details
5/8/2017Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetNeutral$47.00 -> $48.00LowView Rating Details
5/6/2017Barclays PLCSet Price TargetHold$40.00MediumView Rating Details
4/17/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$44.00LowView Rating Details
2/3/2017Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy$42.00 -> $45.00N/AView Rating Details
2/1/2017Seaport Global SecuritiesUpgradeAccumulate -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
1/31/2017ArgusUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
7/29/2016Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetSell$25.00 -> $26.00N/AView Rating Details
6/10/2016Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
5/17/2016BB&T Co.UpgradeHold -> Buy$34.00N/AView Rating Details
4/17/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
3/29/2016GabelliInitiated CoverageHold$37.00N/AView Rating Details
2/5/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncBoost Price TargetNeutral$20.00 -> $21.00N/AView Rating Details
10/15/2015William BlairLower Price Target$32.00 -> $26.00N/AView Rating Details
10/15/2015Bank of America CorpLower Price TargetBuy$38.00 -> $31.00N/AView Rating Details
7/23/2015KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX)
Earnings by Quarter for Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX)
Earnings History by Quarter for Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/5/2017Q1 2017$0.30$0.35$820.23 million$845.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2017Q416$0.44$0.46$952.83 million$930.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.35$0.39$892.33 million$879.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$0.39$0.41$943.50 million$957.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q116$0.27$0.30$837.50 million$876.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q415$0.43$0.51$1.02 billion$1.06 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/14/2015Q315$0.41$0.24$994.30 million$969.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$0.47$0.50$1.02 billion$1.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$0.33$0.36$957.80 million$911.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q4$0.64$0.72$1.27 billion$1.21 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$0.61$0.57$1.23 billion$1.16 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/17/2014Q214$0.66$0.48$1.26 billion$1.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$0.44$0.43$1.04 billion$1.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q413$0.59$0.61$1.09 billion$1.17 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.53$0.56$1.02 billion$1.02 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.53$0.56$1.08 billion$1.07 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$0.24$0.26$956.81 million$947.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/6/2013Q4 2012$0.39$0.42$1.04 billion$1.03 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2012$0.31$0.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2012$0.37$0.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2012$0.21$0.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2012$0.45$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.30$0.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2011$0.26$0.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2011$0.20$0.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2011$0.33$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.63
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.97
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.29$0.29$0.29
Q2 20173$0.41$0.43$0.42
Q3 20173$0.39$0.43$0.41
Q4 20173$0.45$0.55$0.51
Q1 20182$0.36$0.41$0.39
Q2 20182$0.47$0.50$0.49
Q3 20182$0.47$0.49$0.48
Q4 20182$0.61$0.63$0.62
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 10.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 79.74%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/19/2017Rajiv VinnakotaDirectorSell377$40.09$15,113.93View SEC Filing  
5/17/2017A. Lynne PuckettSVPSell288$39.40$11,347.20View SEC Filing  
3/13/2017Rajiv VinnakotaDirectorSell500$39.08$19,540.00View SEC Filing  
1/3/2017Matthew L TrerotolaCEOSell16,929$36.75$622,140.75View SEC Filing  
12/2/2016Stephen WittigSVPSell22,428$37.71$845,759.88View SEC Filing  
9/30/2016A. Lynne PuckettSVPSell21,037$31.00$652,147.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2016Darryl MayhornSVPSell376$28.52$10,723.52View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016Rajiv VinnakotaDirectorSell2,038$27.31$55,657.78View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016C Scott BrannanCFOSell3,817$24.73$94,394.41View SEC Filing  
2/19/2016Lynn H ClarkSVPSell193$25.09$4,842.37View SEC Filing  
12/14/2015Patrick W AllenderDirectorBuy10,000$23.41$234,100.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2015Clay KiefaberCEOSell198,873$27.11$5,391,447.03View SEC Filing  
10/19/2015C Scott BrannanCFOSell1,380$27.85$38,433.00View SEC Filing  
9/30/2015A. Lynne PuckettSVPSell1,030$29.83$30,724.90View SEC Filing  
4/22/2015Steve SimmsCEOSell84,522$48.43$4,093,400.46View SEC Filing  
3/3/2015A. Lynne PuckettSVPSell1,000$52.81$52,810.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2015Clay KiefaberCEOSell4,602$53.21$244,872.42View SEC Filing  
2/11/2015Mitchell P RalesDirectorBuy500,000$46.26$23,130,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/12/2015Clay KiefaberCEOSell9,208$47.54$437,748.32View SEC Filing  
10/28/2014Ian BranderCEOBuy1,742$52.21$90,949.82View SEC Filing  
10/27/2014Ian BranderCEOBuy837$52.00$43,524.00View SEC Filing  
10/27/2014Lynn H ClarkSVPBuy385$51.85$19,962.25View SEC Filing  
9/29/2014A. Lynne PuckettSVPSell906$58.49$52,991.94View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014Mitchell P RalesDirectorBuy3,800$62.18$236,284.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2014Daniel A PryorEVPBuy3,000$63.26$189,780.00View SEC Filing  
7/18/2014A Clayton PerfallDirectorBuy7,447$67.33$501,406.51View SEC Filing  
6/13/2014Rajiv VinnakotaDirectorSell1,000$73.21$73,210.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2014Clay KiefaberCEOSell10,800$71.58$773,064.00View SEC Filing  
1/13/2014Clay KiefaberCEOSell7,200$63.47$456,984.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Bdt Capital Partners, LlcDirectorSell4,000,000$42.72$170,880,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013Mitchell P RalesDirectorBuy16,300$45.22$737,086.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2012William E RollerEVPSell16,875$32.32$545,400.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX)
Latest Headlines for Colfax Corp (NYSE:CFX)
DateHeadline logoRajiv Vinnakota Sells 377 Shares of Colfax Corp (CFX) Stock - May 22 at 8:36 PM logoColfax to Present at the 2017 Electrical Products Group Conference - May 19 at 8:48 AM logoColfax Corp (CFX) SVP A. Lynne Puckett Sells 288 Shares - May 18 at 10:44 PM logoColfax Corp (CFX) Earns Outperform Rating from Analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG - May 18 at 8:12 AM logoColfax Corp (CFX) Short Interest Down 32.1% in April - May 17 at 9:06 AM logoColfax Corp (CFX) Lifted to "Strong-Buy" at Zacks Investment Research - May 16 at 6:58 PM logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate Colfax Corp (CFX) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $936.91 Million - May 14 at 9:44 AM logo$0.42 Earnings Per Share Expected for Colfax Corp (CFX) This Quarter - May 12 at 12:30 PM logoGabelli Weighs in on Colfax Corp's FY2017 Earnings (CFX) - May 9 at 8:06 AM logoNorthcoast Research Research Analysts Cut Earnings Estimates for Colfax Corp (CFX) - May 9 at 7:40 AM logoColfax Corp (CFX) Forecasted to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.42 Per Share - May 9 at 7:26 AM logoColfax Corp's (CFX) "Neutral" Rating Reiterated at Robert W. Baird - May 8 at 7:46 PM logoColfax Corp (CFX) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - May 8 at 12:38 PM logoColfax (CFX) Beats Q1 Earnings & Sales, Raises '17 View - May 8 at 10:07 AM logoColfax (CFX) Beats Q1 Earnings & Sales, Raises '17 View - May 8 at 10:07 AM logoEdited Transcript of CFX earnings conference call or presentation 5-May-17 1:00pm GMT - May 5 at 9:28 PM logoColfax Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CFX-US : May 5, 2017 - May 5 at 4:28 PM logoColfax Corp (CFX) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results - May 5 at 4:19 PM logoColfax Corp (CFX) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance - May 5 at 10:18 AM logoColfax Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - May 5 at 7:43 AM logoColfax beats by $0.05, beats on revenue - May 5 at 6:55 AM logoColfax tops Street 1Q forecasts - May 5 at 6:54 AM logoColfax Corp (CFX) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.25 - May 3 at 9:36 PM logoColfax Corp (CFX) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Friday - May 3 at 8:08 AM logoIDEX Looks Like A High-Priced Recovery Play - May 2 at 7:52 PM logoColfax Corp (CFX) Receiving Somewhat Negative News Coverage, Report Finds - April 30 at 8:06 AM logo4 Industrial Stocks Likely to Beat Q1 Earnings Estimates - April 28 at 5:13 PM logoColfax Corp (CFX) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows - April 27 at 10:18 PM logoColfax Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:CFX) : April 25, 2017 - April 26 at 3:56 PM logoColfax Schedules First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call - April 26 at 3:56 PM logoSomewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Colfax Corp (CFX) Share Price - April 24 at 8:12 PM logoColfax Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CFX-US : April 24, 2017 - April 24 at 9:39 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Colfax Corp (CFX) to Announce $0.30 Earnings Per Share - April 21 at 5:55 PM logoColfax Corp (CFX) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows - April 20 at 6:15 PM logoColfax Corp (CFX) Rating Reiterated by Barclays PLC - April 19 at 12:32 PM logoColfax Corp (CFX) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 17 at 10:47 PM logoColfax Corp (CFX) Earns "Buy" Rating from Royal Bank of Canada - April 17 at 8:08 AM logoSomewhat Positive Media Coverage Likely to Impact Colfax Corp (CFX) Stock Price - April 14 at 7:57 PM logoColfax Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CFX-US : April 14, 2017 - April 14 at 10:51 AM logoColfax Announces Pricing of 3.250% Senior Notes due 2025 - GlobeNewswire (press release) - April 13 at 7:44 AM logoWhy Lincoln Electric's Stock May See A Big Correction Soon - April 12 at 4:16 PM logoColfax Announces Pricing of 3.250% Senior Notes due 2025 - April 12 at 4:16 PM logoWhy Is Colfax (CFX) Down 5% Since the Last Earnings Report? - April 11 at 11:24 AM logoColfax Corp (CFX) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages - April 11 at 11:14 AM logoColfax Corporation -- Moody's affirms Colfax's Ba2 CFR, assigns Ba2 to senior unsecured notes; outlook stable - April 7 at 9:16 PM logoColfax CEO's pay drops to $11.9M in 2016 - April 7 at 8:57 AM logoColfax Announces Offering of Senior Notes and Preliminary Trends for the First Quarter of 2017 - April 7 at 8:57 AM logoColfax Corp (CFX) Receives Buy Rating from Royal Bank of Canada - March 30 at 7:38 AM logoColfax Corp's (CFX) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Royal Bank of Canada - March 25 at 11:31 AM logoColfax Corp (CFX) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research - March 24 at 7:32 AM



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