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Short-Term Investor Stock LXFR Gains 14.3%

The stock, Luxfer Holdings PLC (LXFR), featured on our 'Short-Term Investor' on November 1, 2018, at an opening price of $24.54. On November 8, 2018, the stock touched a new 52-week high of $28.06, representing a gain of 14.3%. The stock closed yesterday's trade at $16.09.

Why we published this stock?

Luxfer Holdings reported strong Q3 results.

Q3 Results

Net income totaled $12.4 million for the third quarter of 2018, up from $4.7 million for the third quarter of 2017. Basic earnings per share was $0.46 for the third quarter of 2018 compared with $0.18 for the third quarter of 2017.

Adjusted net income was $14.7 million for the third quarter of 2018, a 96% increase from $7.5 million for the third quarter of 2017. Adjusted earnings per share advanced 89% to $0.53 from $0.28 for the third quarter of 2017.

Consolidated revenue for the third quarter of 2018 increased 12% to $129.1 million from $115.2 million for the third quarter of 2017.

FY18 Guidance

The company expected 2018 full-year adjusted earnings of about $1.65 per share.

Luxfer’s Chief Executive Officer Alok Maskara, said, “Given Luxfer’s performance to-date, we expect to accelerate some investments before year-end for simplification and productivity initiatives. We have a great deal of opportunity to enhance shareholder value, as demonstrated in 2018, and will continue to execute on our strategic plan as we progress through 2019 and beyond.”

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