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Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) SVP Nicholas Naclerio unloaded 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $167.23, for a total value of $334,460.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 23,146 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,870,706. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on ILMN shares. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Illumina in a research note on Monday, August 11th. They set a “buy” rating and a $200.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Goldman Sachs raised their price target on shares of Illumina from $184.00 to $187.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 5th. Finally, analysts at Tigress Financial initiated coverage on shares of Illumina in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $171.81.

Shares of Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) traded up 2.20% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $172.28. The stock had a trading volume of 791,116 shares. Illumina has a 1-year low of $72.77 and a 1-year high of $185.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $170.4 and a 200-day moving average of $160.1. The company has a market cap of $24.016 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 112.61.

Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, July 23rd. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $448.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $426.50 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.43 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 29.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Illumina will post $2.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Illumina, Inc (NASDAQ:ILMN) is a developer and manufacturer of life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and function.

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