Crane Company Profile (NYSE:CR)

About Crane (NYSE:CR)

Crane logoCrane Co. (Crane) is a manufacturer of engineered industrial products. The Company operates through four segments, including Fluid Handling, Payment & Merchandising Technologies, Aerospace & Electronics, and Engineered Materials. The Fluid Handling segment is a provider of engineered fluid handling equipment, including Process Valves and Related Products, Commercial Valves and Other Products. The Payment & Merchandising Technologies segment includes Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) and Merchandising Systems. The Aerospace & Electronics segment supplies various components and systems, including original equipment and aftermarket parts, primarily for the commercial aerospace and military aerospace, and defense markets. The Engineered Materials segment manufactures fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) panels and coils, primarily for use in the manufacturing of recreational vehicles (RVs), truck bodies, truck trailers, with additional applications in commercial and industrial buildings.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Multi-Sector Conglomerates
  • Industry: Diversified Machinery
  • Sub-Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Symbol: NYSE:CR
  • CUSIP: 22439910
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $4.6 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 59,507,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $77.43
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $74.71
  • 52 Week Range: $54.05 - $82.35
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 35.16
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.54
  • P/E Growth: 1.89
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.76 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.67
  • Book Value: $20.52 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.77
  • Annual Dividend: $1.32
  • Dividend Yield: 1.7%
  • EBIDTA: $472.5 million
  • Net Margins: 4.47%
  • Return on Equity: 20.23%
  • Return on Assets: 7.35%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.65%
  • Current Ratio: 2.53%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.87%
  • Average Volume: 273,518 shs.
  • Beta: 1.19
  • Short Ratio: 1.6

Frequently Asked Questions for Crane (NYSE:CR)

What is Crane's stock symbol?

Crane trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CR."

How often does Crane pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Crane?

Crane announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 24th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 31st will be given a dividend of $0.33 per share on Friday, June 9th. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 26th. View Crane's Dividend History.

How were Crane's earnings last quarter?

Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April, 24th. The company reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.05. The company earned $673.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $655.84 million. Crane had a net margin of 4.47% and a return on equity of 20.23%. The company's revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.93 earnings per share. View Crane's Earnings History.

When will Crane make its next earnings announcement?

Crane is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 24th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Crane.

What guidance has Crane issued on next quarter's earnings?

Crane updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Monday, April, 24th. The company provided EPS guidance of $4.35-4.55 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $4.45.

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

13 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Crane's stock. Their predictions range from $8.00 to $92.00. On average, they anticipate Crane's share price to reach $70.70 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Crane.

What are analysts saying about Crane stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Crane stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Over the last three months, shares of Crane Co. outperformed the Zacks categorized Diversified Operations industry. The company's first-quarter 2017 earnings of $1.05 per share exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 5%. For 2017, Crane increased its earnings guidance from $4.30-$4.55 per share to $4.35-$4.55. Core sales will likely be flat to up 2%. In the years ahead, the company anticipates benefiting from increasing demand for productivity solutions in Payment & Merchandising Technologies segment, high growth aerospace programs in Aerospace & Electronics, recovering orders in Fluid Handling and strengthening end-markets in Engineered Materials. However, forex woes will adversely impact sales by 3% while divestitures will reduce sales growth by 0.5%. Also, Crane's exposure to risks, like stiff competition and uncertain global economic conditions might impact its financials." (5/24/2017)
  • 2. Seaport Global Securities analysts commented, "CR reported Q4 results above our forecast and issued 2017 guidance that captures our estimate at the low end. While the net asbestos liability increased $125MM, long-term investors should be comforted that CR's visibility has substantially increased, through 2059, and the net annual outflows have remained essentially unchanged. However, at a time when investors have grown accustomed to expecting this balance to be reduced, the increase in debt is a disappointment. While P&M has driven stronger growth in the fourth quarter and stronger expected growth in 2017, the company's EV/EBITDA and FCF valuations appear fairly balanced. Our rating moves to Neutral (previously was Accumulate), while our price target moves to $72 (from $71)." (2/1/2017)

Who are some of Crane's key competitors?

Who owns Crane stock?

Crane's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include UBS Group AG (7.85%), Vanguard Group Inc. (6.78%), BlackRock Inc. (6.74%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (4.52%), AQR Capital Management LLC (2.58%) and State Street Corp (2.13%). Company insiders that own Crane stock include A D Pantaleoni, Augustus I Dupont, Bradley Ellis, Brendan Curran, Curtis A Baron Jr, E Thayer Bigelow, Edward S Switter, James A Lavish, James L L Tullis, Kristian Robert Salovaara, Louis V Pinkham, Max H Mitchell, Philip R Lochner, Richard A Maue and Thomas J Craney. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Crane.

Who sold Crane stock? Who is selling Crane stock?

Crane's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Snow Capital Management LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Vanguard Group Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, UBS Group AG, LSV Asset Management, First Trust Advisors LP and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold Crane stock in the last year include A D Pantaleoni, Augustus I Dupont, Bradley Ellis, Brendan Curran, Curtis A Baron Jr, E Thayer Bigelow, Edward S Switter, James A Lavish, James L L Tullis, Kristian Robert Salovaara, Louis V Pinkham, Philip R Lochner, Richard A Maue and Thomas J Craney. View Insider Buying and Selling for Crane.

Who bought Crane stock? Who is buying Crane stock?

Crane's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Systematic Financial Management LP, AQR Capital Management LLC, Martingale Asset Management L P, Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management, Gotham Asset Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC and Ameriprise Financial Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Crane.

How do I buy Crane stock?

Shares of Crane 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 Crane stock cost?

One share of Crane stock can currently be purchased for approximately $77.38.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Crane (NYSE:CR) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.46)
Consensus Price Target: $70.70 (8.63% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Crane (NYSE:CR)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/16/2017Canaccord GenuityUpgradeHold -> Buy$78.00 -> $92.00MediumView Rating Details
5/1/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$82.00 -> $90.00LowView Rating Details
4/26/2017Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold -> Hold$80.00 -> $84.00LowView Rating Details
4/25/2017William BlairUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformMediumView Rating Details
3/6/2017Bank of America CorpUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$90.00N/AView Rating Details
2/1/2017Seaport Global SecuritiesDowngradeAccumulate -> Neutral$71.00 -> $72.00N/AView Rating Details
1/31/2017Boenning ScattergoodDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
12/2/2016AegisInitiated CoverageBuy$85.00N/AView Rating Details
11/6/2016Credit Suisse Group AGSet Price TargetHold$8.00N/AView Rating Details
10/12/2016Avondale PartnersReiterated RatingMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
7/27/2016Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSector Perform$57.00 -> $63.00N/AView Rating Details
7/11/2016Alembic Global AdvisorsInitiated CoverageNeutral$61.00N/AView Rating Details
5/26/2016Topeka Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageBuy$62.00N/AView Rating Details
4/27/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncBoost Price TargetNeutral$60.00N/AView Rating Details
1/11/2016Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Crane (NYSE:CR)
Earnings by Quarter for Crane (NYSE:CR)
Earnings History by Quarter for Crane (NYSE:CR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/24/2017Q1 2017$1.00$1.05$655.84 million$673.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/30/2017Q416$0.98$1.02$664.63 million$681.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2016Q316$1.01$1.07$666.89 million$694.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/25/2016Q216$1.02$1.21$697.13 million$712.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2016Q116$0.86$0.93$644.74 million$660.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/25/2016Q415$1.10$1.12$694.99 million$680.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/26/2015Q315$1.06$1.03$697.63 million$670.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2015Q215$1.06$1.06$706.91 million$711.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2015Q115$1.00$0.92$674.43 million$678.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2015Q414$1.13$1.13$741.05 million$731.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2014Q314$1.17$1.12$769.70 million$727.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2014Q214$1.16$1.15$758.20 million$750.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2014Q114$1.05$1.05$725.97 million$716.83 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2014Q413$1.03$0.92$644.11 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2013Q313$1.06$1.04$662.88 million$637.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/22/2013Q2 2013$1.04$1.06$664.47 million$648.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/22/2013Q1 2013$1.03$1.04$659.37 million$627.57 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/28/2013Q4 2012$0.96$0.92$651.64 million$629.79 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2012$0.96$0.99ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2012$0.94$0.96ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2012$0.91$0.88ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/23/2012$0.90$0.88ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2011$0.88$0.89ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2011$0.83$0.85ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/18/2011$0.65$0.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2011$0.65$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Crane (NYSE:CR)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.42
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.81
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$0.94$1.02$0.98
Q2 20174$1.12$1.20$1.15
Q3 20174$1.13$1.18$1.15
Q4 20174$1.10$1.20$1.14
Q1 20182$1.05$1.18$1.12
Q2 20182$1.25$1.27$1.26
Q3 20182$1.23$1.24$1.24
Q4 20182$1.16$1.24$1.20
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Crane (NYSE:CR)
Next Dividend:6/9/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.32
Dividend Yield:1.71%
Dividend Growth:4.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:64.08% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
29.33% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
26.51% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Crane (NYSE:CR)

Dividend History by Quarter for Crane (NYSE:CR)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Crane (NYSE:CR)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 68.63%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Crane (NYSE:CR)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Crane (NYSE:CR)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Crane (NYSE:CR)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/16/2017Curtis A Baron JrVPSell5,364$79.60$426,974.40View SEC Filing  
4/28/2017Richard A MaueVPSell14,528$79.83$1,159,770.24View SEC Filing  
4/27/2017Philip R LochnerDirectorSell2,000$80.21$160,420.00View SEC Filing  
4/27/2017Thomas J CraneyInsiderSell4,500$80.45$362,025.00View SEC Filing  
2/28/2017James A LavishVPSell237$72.65$17,218.05View SEC Filing  
2/24/2017Brendan CurranInsiderSell12,632$71.21$899,524.72View SEC Filing  
2/7/2017Thomas J CraneyInsiderSell4,176$74.18$309,775.68View SEC Filing  
2/3/2017Kristian Robert SalovaaraVPSell15,494$74.85$1,159,725.90View SEC Filing  
2/3/2017Louis V PinkhamInsiderSell34,948$75.08$2,623,895.84View SEC Filing  
2/2/2017James L L TullisDirectorSell2,000$74.37$148,740.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2016A D PantaleoniVPSell5,000$74.29$371,450.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2016Philip R LochnerDirectorSell2,000$68.26$136,520.00View SEC Filing  
10/31/2016Augustus I DupontVPSell3,000$68.29$204,870.00View SEC Filing  
8/24/2016E Thayer BigelowDirectorSell4,000$64.96$259,840.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016Bradley EllisInsiderSell10,000$65.14$651,400.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2016Philip R LochnerDirectorSell4,000$64.90$259,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2016Louis V PinkhamInsiderSell16,576$65.32$1,082,744.32View SEC Filing  
8/9/2016Thomas J CraneyInsiderSell3,915$64.54$252,674.10View SEC Filing  
8/2/2016A D PantaleoniVPSell5,000$62.74$313,700.00View SEC Filing  
5/25/2016Edward S SwitterVPSell6,780$56.82$385,239.60View SEC Filing  
5/20/2016Augustus I DupontVPSell4,000$54.88$219,520.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016Curtis A Baron JrVPSell5,242$55.33$290,039.86View SEC Filing  
2/23/2016E Thayer BigelowDirectorSell4,000$48.59$194,360.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2016Thomas J CraneyInsiderSell3,633$49.23$178,852.59View SEC Filing  
1/28/2016Max H. MitchellCEOBuy6,000$46.10$276,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2015Edward S. SwitterVPSell3,975$52.57$208,965.75View SEC Filing  
11/2/2015Edward S. SwitterVPSell3,675$53.30$195,877.50View SEC Filing  
2/10/2015E Thayer BigelowDirectorSell2,000$68.64$137,280.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2015Donald G CookDirectorSell6,500$62.38$405,470.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2014Edward S SwitterVPSell1,909$74.54$142,296.86View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014Richard MaueCFOSell1,100$73.61$80,971.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2014Philip LochnerDirectorSell2,833$72.10$204,259.30View SEC Filing  
2/25/2014Augustus DupontVPSell5,000$66.46$332,300.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2013Augustus DupontVPSell17,268$63.63$1,098,762.84View SEC Filing  
11/5/2013Eric C FastCEOSell74,401$63.56$4,728,927.56View SEC Filing  
10/31/2013Thomas J PerlitzVPSell8,000$63.51$508,080.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2013Max MitchellCOOSell30,000$60.11$1,803,300.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2013Philip LochnerDirectorSell2,000$59.32$118,640.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2013Thomas PerlitzVPSell10,000$61.24$612,400.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2013Eric FastCEOSell64,505$61.24$3,950,286.20View SEC Filing  
7/25/2013Thomas J CraneyInsiderSell37,500$62.01$2,325,375.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2013Thomas J PerlitzVPSell10,000$62.05$620,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013Bradley EllisInsiderSell25,500$59.90$1,527,450.00View SEC Filing  
5/29/2013James L L TullisDirectorSell2,000$59.19$118,380.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013Eric C FastCEOSell47,993$60.11$2,884,859.23View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013Thomas J PerlitzVPSell7,500$60.17$451,275.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Andrew L KrawittVPSell4,500$59.75$268,875.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Eric C FastCEOSell46,268$58.40$2,702,051.20View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Richard S ForteDirectorSell7,000$57.63$403,410.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Crane (NYSE:CR)
Latest Headlines for Crane (NYSE:CR)
DateHeadline logoCrane (CR) Down 3.7% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? - May 25 at 5:02 AM logoZacks Investment Research Lowers Crane Co. (CR) to Hold - May 24 at 12:10 PM logoCrane Co. (CR) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - May 19 at 11:20 AM logoCurtis A. Baron, Jr. Sells 5,364 Shares of Crane Co. (CR) Stock - May 18 at 7:47 PM logoCrane Co. (CR) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - May 18 at 9:14 AM logoCrane Co. (CR) Stock Rating Upgraded by Canaccord Genuity - May 16 at 10:04 PM logoWilliams Kherkher secures $16.5M verdict on behalf of workers injured in crane accident. - May 16 at 12:16 PM logoAnalysts' Actions -- AIG, Kroger, Sysco, Whole Foods, Valero and More - May 16 at 12:16 PM logoGlobal Truck-mounted Crane Market - Global Forecast and Opportunity Assessment by Technavio - May 13 at 4:31 PM logoWelcome to Crane Watch, a tool for tracking construction across the Triad - May 11 at 5:07 PM logo3M (MMM) Divests Operating Unit to Focus on Core Business - May 11 at 5:07 PM logoCrane Transport Inc. Achieves Critical Business Improvements with Fleetmatics Mobile Workforce Solutions - May 9 at 9:28 PM logoDP World: 10 hurt in crane collapse at Dubai main cargo port - May 9 at 9:28 PM logo Brokerages Anticipate Crane Co. (CR) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $695.9 Million - May 6 at 7:30 AM logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate Crane Co. (CR) Will Post Earnings of $1.16 Per Share - May 5 at 12:24 AM logoCrane (CR) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.20 - May 4 at 1:21 AM logoCrane (CR) Boosts Operations with Westlock Controls Buyout - May 2 at 1:39 PM logoRichard A. Maue Sells 14,528 Shares of Crane Co. (CR) Stock - May 1 at 9:44 PM logoSix Dead In Crane Collapse At Samsung Shipyard - May 1 at 4:26 PM logoCrane collapse at Samsung shipyard kills 6 workers - May 1 at 4:26 PM logoCrane Co. (CR) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. - May 1 at 11:06 AM logoCrane Co. Acquires Westlock Controls from Emerson - May 1 at 8:25 AM logoCrane (CR) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.05 - April 30 at 4:11 PM logoCrane Co. (CR) Director Sells $160,420.00 in Stock - April 29 at 1:09 AM logoCrane Co. (CR) Insider Thomas J. Craney Sells 4,500 Shares - April 29 at 1:08 AM logoEdited Transcript of CR earnings conference call or presentation 25-Apr-17 2:00pm GMT - April 28 at 10:29 PM logoGabelli Comments on Crane Co.'s FY2017 Earnings (CR) - April 28 at 4:54 PM logoResearch Analysts Issue Forecasts for Crane Co.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (CR) - April 28 at 1:54 PM logoCrane (CR) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.08 - April 27 at 10:27 PM logoAnalysts Offer Predictions for Crane Co.'s FY2021 Earnings (CR) - April 27 at 5:38 PM logoCrane Co. (CR) Lifted to "B+" at TheStreet - April 27 at 4:16 PM logoBoenning Scattergood Analysts Lift Earnings Estimates for Crane Co. (CR) - April 27 at 2:58 PM logoQ2 2017 Earnings Forecast for Crane Co. (CR) Issued By Seaport Global Securities - April 27 at 9:20 AM logoOppenheimer Holdings Comments on Crane Co.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (CR) - April 27 at 9:20 AM logoCrane Co. 2017 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - April 27 at 2:15 AM logoWoman stuck on Toronto crane rescued after tense mission for firefighters - April 27 at 2:15 AM logoCrane Co. (CR) PT Raised to $84.00 - April 26 at 9:57 AM logoCrane Co. Reports First Quarter Results - April 25 at 12:03 PM logoCrane Co. Elects New Director - April 25 at 12:03 PM logoCrane Co. Declares Second Quarter Dividend - April 25 at 12:03 PM logoCrane Co. (CR) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results - April 25 at 11:29 AM logoCrane Co. (CR) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance - April 24 at 10:00 PM logoCrane (CR) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows - April 24 at 8:28 PM logoCrane Co. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.33 (CR) - April 24 at 8:06 PM logoCrane tops Street 1Q forecasts - April 24 at 5:16 PM logoCrane Co. (CR) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - April 24 at 11:43 AM logoCrane Co. (CR) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Monday - April 21 at 11:26 PM logoCrane (CR) Getting Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Study Shows - April 21 at 6:20 PM logoCrane Co. (CR) Short Interest Update - April 19 at 7:03 AM logoFavorable Press Coverage Somewhat Likely to Affect Crane (CR) Stock Price - April 18 at 3:52 PM



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