Stock Stepping Up to a Recent High: Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW)

Shares of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) have moved north recently, touching a new 52-week high.  A recent bid put the stock price around $125.56.  The stock has moved 1.72% over the past 5 trading days. 

Recent Performance, Previous Highs/Lows

Let’s look at how the stock has been performing recently. Up to and including the current high, this year, Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW)‘s stock has moved 37.79%.  The performance for the past week was 1.72%.  This past month, Illinois Tool Works Inc.’s stock is trading 10.34%, 5.10% over the last quarter, 19.03% for the past half-year and 36.68% for the past year.

In comparing current levels to the 50 day averages, Illinois Tool Works Inc.’s stock is -0.48% away from the recent high and 12.61% from the 50-day low. 

EPS and Recommendations

Earnings Per Share (EPS), the portion of a company’s profit distributed to each outstanding common share, is a helpful indicator of a company’s profitability.  EPS is usually considered to be the most important variable in determining a share’s price.  Illinois Tool Works Inc.’s EPS growth this year is 9.80% and their trailing 12-month EPS is $5.49.  Analysts are estimating the firms growth for next year to be 8.97%.  Analysts on a consensus basis, on a numerical scale 1-5 scale, have an average recommendation of 2.20.

Disclaimer: The views, opinions, and information expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any company stakeholders, financial professionals, or analysts. Examples of analysis performed within this article are only examples. They should not be utilized to make stock portfolio or financial decisions as they are based only on limited and open source information. Assumptions made within the analysis are not reflective of the position of any analysts or financial professionals.

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