Boston Scientific Co. (NYSE:BSX) EVP Kevin J. Ballinger sold 28,864 shares of Boston Scientific stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.14, for a total transaction of $754,504.96. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Boston Scientific Co. (NYSE:BSX) traded up 0.77% on Thursday, hitting $26.14. 5,673,609 shares of the stock were exchanged. Boston Scientific Co. has a 52 week low of $19.67 and a 52 week high of $26.76. The company has a market cap of $35.80 billion, a PE ratio of 83.78 and a beta of 1.06. The company’s 50-day moving average is $25.48 and its 200-day moving average is $23.66.

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. The medical equipment provider reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.01. Boston Scientific had a return on equity of 23.70% and a net margin of 4.14%. The business had revenue of $2.16 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.08 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.28 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 10.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Boston Scientific Co. will post $1.25 earnings per share for the current year.

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Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. FMR LLC increased its stake in Boston Scientific by 7.6% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 184,708,390 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $4,593,698,000 after buying an additional 13,105,596 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Boston Scientific by 2,181.6% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 95,744,545 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $2,381,169,000 after buying an additional 91,548,235 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Boston Scientific by 4.0% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 91,134,744 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $2,266,521,000 after buying an additional 3,503,965 shares during the period. Capital World Investors increased its stake in Boston Scientific by 2.9% in the third quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 84,331,654 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $2,007,093,000 after buying an additional 2,391,520 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp increased its stake in Boston Scientific by 3.2% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 61,481,035 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $1,329,837,000 after buying an additional 1,907,944 shares during the period. 91.70% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on BSX shares. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. set a $27.00 price objective on shares of Boston Scientific and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc started coverage on shares of Boston Scientific in a research report on Tuesday. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $28.00 price objective on the stock. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 price objective (up from $29.00) on shares of Boston Scientific in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Guggenheim reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Boston Scientific in a research report on Wednesday, April 12th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price objective on shares of Boston Scientific from $28.00 to $30.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Boston Scientific currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $27.83.

About Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a range of interventional medical specialties. The Company offers its products by seven businesses: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Endoscopy, Peripheral Interventions, Urology and Pelvic Health, Neuromodulation, and Electrophysiology.

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