Why Shares of Modine Manufacturing Co. Popped Today

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What: Shares of Modine Manufacturing  jumped 10% today after the company received an analyst upgrade.

So what: Robert W. Baird upgraded Modine from neutral to outperform and put a $13.80 price target on the stock. The analyst cited valuation for the upgrade; the stock trades at 20 times forward estimated.  

Now what: Analyst upgrades can often give shares a short-term pop, but in the long term they don't have any fundamental impact on the stock. If you're interested in buying Modine I'd wait for the bounce to fade in coming weeks. The P/E ratio is still high, and I'd like Modine to prove the ability to post growing earnings before jumping in.

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