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: Industrials
  • Industry: Industrial Machinery & Equipment
  • Sub-Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Symbol: NYSE:CR
  • CUSIP: 22439910
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $4.93 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 59,600,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $78.11
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $77.85
  • 52 Week Range: $59.81 - $84.34
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 37.59
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.48
  • P/E Growth: 2.02
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.75 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.79
  • Book Value: $22.13 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.74
  • Annual Dividend: $1.32
  • Dividend Yield: 1.7%
  • EBITDA: $482 million
  • Net Margins: 9.86%
  • Return on Equity: 21.87%
  • Return on Assets: 7.96%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.56%
  • Current Ratio: 2.78%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.02%
  • Average Volume: 359,792 shs.
  • Beta: 1.12
  • Short Ratio: 1.32

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, July 24th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.33 per share on Friday, September 8th. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.60%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 29th. View Crane's Dividend History.

How were Crane's earnings last quarter?

Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July, 24th. The company reported $1.17 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.17. The firm had revenue of $702.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $702.53 million. Crane had a return on equity of 21.87% and a net margin of 9.86%. Crane's revenue for the quarter was down 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.21 EPS. 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, October, 23rd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Crane.

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

Crane issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Monday, July, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.35-4.55 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.51.

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

12 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Crane's stock. Their forecasts range from $8.00 to $92.00. On average, they anticipate Crane's share price to reach $74.43 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, "Year to date, Crane's shares have outperformed the industry. 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. For 2017, the company reaffirmed its previously issued earnings guidance of $4.35-$4.55 per share. However, demand for payment and merchandising products is predicted to be uneven in 2017. Also, the company expects the ebbing impact from unfavorable foreign currency movements to be offset by higher commodity and input costs." (10/3/2017)
  • 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 are Crane's key executives?

Crane's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Max H. Mitchell, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Richard A. Maue, Vice President - Finance, Chief Financial Officer
  • Thomas J. Craney, Group President - Engineered Materials
  • Brendan J. Curran, President - Aerospace & Electronics
  • Bradley L. Ellis, Senior Vice President
  • Louis V. Pinkham, Senior Vice President
  • Augustus I. duPont, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Curtis A. Baron Jr., Vice President, Controller
  • Edward S. Switter, Vice President - Tax, Treasurer
  • James A. Lavish, Vice President - CBS, People & Performance

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.

What is Crane's stock price today?

One share of Crane stock can currently be purchased for approximately $82.74.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Crane (NYSE CR)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  224 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  332 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  556
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Crane and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Crane (NYSE:CR) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.58)
Consensus Price Target: $74.43 (10.05% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Crane (NYSE:CR)
Price Target History for Crane (NYSE:CR)
Analysts' Ratings History for Crane (NYSE:CR)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/10/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
10/4/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$84.00LowView Rating Details
10/2/2017Boenning ScattergoodReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
9/25/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
8/14/2017Wolfe ResearchUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformLowView Rating Details
5/16/2017Canaccord GenuityUpgradeHold -> Buy$78.00 -> $92.00MediumView Rating Details
5/1/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$82.00 -> $90.00LowView Rating Details
4/25/2017William BlairUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformMediumView Rating Details
3/6/2017Bank of America CorporationUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$90.00N/AView Rating Details
2/1/2017Seaport Global SecuritiesDowngradeAccumulate -> Neutral$71.00 -> $72.00N/AView Rating Details
12/2/2016AegisInitiated CoverageBuy$85.00N/AView Rating Details
11/6/2016Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$8.00N/AView Rating Details
10/12/2016Avondale PartnersReiterated RatingMarket PerformN/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 10/19/2015 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
10/23/2017$1.13N/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2017Q2 2017$1.17$1.17$702.53 million$702.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $4.36
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.75
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$0.94$1.02$0.98
Q2 20174$1.12$1.20$1.15
Q3 20174$1.08$1.14$1.11
Q4 20174$1.08$1.14$1.12
Q1 20182$1.03$1.18$1.11
Q2 20182$1.24$1.26$1.25
Q3 20182$1.22$1.22$1.22
Q4 20182$1.15$1.19$1.17
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Crane (NYSE:CR)
Most Recent Dividend:9/8/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.32
Dividend Yield:1.60%
Dividend Growth:4.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:60.83% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
29.40% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
26.29% (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: 3.10%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 69.42%
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
8/31/2017Edward S SwitterVPSell7,000$74.03$518,210.00View SEC Filing  
8/28/2017E Thayer BigelowDirectorSell6,000$73.73$442,380.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2017Kristian Robert SalovaaraVPSell9,200$76.20$701,040.00View SEC Filing  
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 Watch: New Cobb County mixed-use development - October 19 at 4:56 AM logoCrane Company (CR) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - October 18 at 6:54 AM logoHouston Astros owner Jim Crane pulls in $12.5 million for Pebble Beach mansion - October 17 at 6:16 PM logoCrane Company (CR) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Monday - October 16 at 3:28 AM logoAnalyzing Crane (CR) & W.W. Grainger (GWW) - October 14 at 4:14 AM logoComparing Crane (CR) & Its Competitors - October 13 at 6:52 PM logoETFs with exposure to Crane Co. : October 13, 2017 - October 13 at 6:04 PM logoWhat's Working: Industrial plays - October 5 at 10:59 AM logoCrane Company (CR) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $684.63 Million - October 5 at 1:24 AM logoBRIEF-Manitex international, inc. Announces $12 million new crane order taken at ICUEE 2017 - October 4 at 4:08 PM logoCrane Watch: Poncey-Highland project will feature smaller apartment units - October 4 at 11:39 AM logoFY2018 EPS Estimates for Crane Company (CR) Reduced by Boenning Scattergood - October 3 at 2:44 PM logoRoyal Bank Of Canada Reaffirms Hold Rating for Crane Company (CR) - October 1 at 7:02 PM logoCrane Watch: $316 million in development planned west of I-75 - September 30 at 3:33 PM logoCrane Company (CR) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - September 23 at 4:38 AM logoETFs with exposure to Crane Co. : September 22, 2017 - September 22 at 4:31 PM logoCrane Co. : CR-US: Dividend Analysis : August 31st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 22, 2017 - September 22 at 4:30 PM logoCrane Co. :CR-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : September 21, 2017 - September 21 at 5:29 PM logoCrane (CR) versus Its Rivals Financial Analysis - September 19 at 8:52 AM logoFY2018 EPS Estimates for Crane Company Lifted by William Blair (CR) - September 18 at 6:52 AM logoCrane Watch update: What's up downtown this month - September 16 at 3:57 AM logoCrane (CR) Shares Cross Above 200 DMA - September 15 at 4:26 AM logoCritical Comparison: Crane (CR) versus Dover Corporation (DOV) - September 9 at 8:40 PM logoMobile Cranes - Global Market Outlook (2017-2023) - September 7 at 3:36 AM logoMoon's 'tattoos' mystery could be solved by a miniature lunar sky crane - September 6 at 5:09 AM logoEdward S. Switter Sells 7,000 Shares of Crane Company (CR) Stock - September 1 at 7:42 PM logoWombat Security to move into Argo AI's space in Crane Building - September 1 at 5:46 PM logoDover Corporation (DOV) & Crane (CR) Critical Review - August 31 at 2:26 PM logoExclusive: Construction company moving from Southaven to South Main - August 30 at 4:33 AM logoE Thayer Bigelow Sells 6,000 Shares of Crane Co. (CR) Stock - August 29 at 7:38 PM logoCrane Company (CR) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - August 29 at 4:32 AM logoComparing Crane (CR) & Proto Labs (PRLB) - August 27 at 10:24 PM logo$1.09 EPS Expected for Crane Company (CR) This Quarter - August 27 at 6:06 PM logoReviewing Crane (CR) & Parker-Hannifin Corporation (PH) - August 25 at 1:04 PM logoMatson signs deal for a total of six new and upgraded cranes at Honolulu terminal - August 24 at 11:14 PM logoWhy Is Crane Company (CR) Down 11.9% Since the Last Earnings Report? - August 24 at 5:42 PM logoReviewing Crane (CR) & Newport Corp (NEWP) - August 23 at 2:06 AM logoReviewing Crane (CR) and MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS (MWA) - August 21 at 8:09 AM logoSuspected car thief falls off port crane after hours-long standoff with police - August 17 at 4:10 AM logoContrasting Newport Corp (NEWP) & Crane (CR) - August 17 at 12:14 AM logoCrane (CR) & Kaman Corporation (KAMN) Head to Head Comparison - August 16 at 4:04 AM logoHead to Head Analysis: Crane (CR) vs. Barnes Group (B) - August 16 at 4:04 AM logo$686.06 Million in Sales Expected for Crane Company (CR) This Quarter - August 11 at 4:04 PM logo Analysts Anticipate Crane Company (CR) Will Post Earnings of $1.10 Per Share - August 9 at 8:40 AM logoManitowoc Company's (MTW) CEO Barry Pennypacker on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - August 8 at 5:11 PM logoKristian Robert Salovaara Sells 9,200 Shares of Crane Company (CR) Stock - August 7 at 7:20 PM logoCrane Co. – Value Analysis (NYSE:CR) : August 7, 2017 - August 7 at 5:55 PM logoCrane Company (NYSE:CR) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - August 4 at 7:36 AM logoBRIEF-China Resources Double-crane Pharmaceutical unit receives GMP certificate - August 1 at 6:11 PM logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: 3M Reported Q2 FY17 Results; Updated its FY17 Outlook - August 1 at 6:11 PM



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