Insider Selling: St. Jude Medical Insider Unloads 137,000 Shares of Stock (STJ)
St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) Insider Denis Gestin sold 137,000 shares of St. Jude Medical stock on the open market in a transaction dated Friday, October 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.25, for a total transaction of $7,569,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 6,257 shares in the company, valued at approximately $345,699. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.
Shares of St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) traded down 0.62% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $55.88. The stock had a trading volume of 2,306,582 shares. St. Jude Medical has a one year low of $30.25 and a one year high of $57.17. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $52.74 and its 200-day moving average is $47.47. The company has a market cap of $16.048 billion and a P/E ratio of 26.56.
St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, July 17th. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.36 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.86 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .5% on a year-over-year basis.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on STJ shares. Analysts at Barclays Capital raised their price target on shares of St. Jude Medical from $57.00 to $61.00 in a research note to investors on Monday, September 23rd. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of St. Jude Medical in a research note to investors on Wednesday, September 18th. They now have a $57.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. upgraded shares of St. Jude Medical from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note to investors on Friday, August 9th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $47.85.
St. Jude Medical, Inc (NYSE:STJ) develops, manufactures and distributes cardiovascular medical devices.
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