Cardinal Health Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Analysts (NYSE:CAH)
Shares of Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the nineteen ratings firms that are covering the company, AR Network reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $76.53.
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Robert W. Baird raised their price target on shares of Cardinal Health from $80.00 to $82.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 9th. Separately, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Cardinal Health from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 11th. They now have a $74.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Cardinal Health in a research note on Monday, June 2nd. They now have a $76.00 price target on the stock.
Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) opened at 71.06 on Tuesday. Cardinal Health has a 52 week low of $49.33 and a 52 week high of $74.40. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $69.7 and its 200-day moving average is $68.93. The company has a market cap of $24.175 billion and a P/E ratio of 70.58.
Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 1st. The company reported $1.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.01. The company had revenue of $21.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $21.72 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.02 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 12.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Cardinal Health will post $3.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other Cardinal Health news, CFO Jeffrey William Henderson sold 23,632 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Monday, July 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.65, for a total value of $1,669,600.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.
Cardinal Health, Inc is a healthcare services company providing pharmaceutical and medical products and services to pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, physician offices and other healthcare providers.
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