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Mettler-Toledo International (NYSE:MTD) Director Francis A. Contino sold 4,400 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $249.95, for a total value of $1,099,780.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 952 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $237,952. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Mettler-Toledo International (NYSE:MTD) traded down 1.21% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $248.4075. 42,367 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Mettler-Toledo International has a one year low of $199.91 and a one year high of $258.31. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $240.2 and its 200-day moving average is $242.3. The company has a market cap of $7.258 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.59.

Mettler-Toledo International (NYSE:MTD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 8th. The company reported $2.00 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.98 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $550.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $538.10 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.84 earnings per share. Mettler-Toledo International’s revenue was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Mettler-Toledo International will post $11.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

MTD has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald raised their price target on shares of Mettler-Toledo International from $266.00 to $270.00 in a research note on Friday, May 9th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at ISI Group cut their price target on shares of Mettler-Toledo International from $260.00 to $245.00 in a research note on Friday, May 9th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Goldman Sachs raised their price target on shares of Mettler-Toledo International from $239.00 to $240.00 in a research note on Friday, April 11th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Mettler-Toledo International currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $256.50.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc is a global supplier of precision instruments and services. The Company is a provider of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications.

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