Analysts predict that Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) will announce sales of $173.85 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have made estimates for Omnicell’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $172.60 million and the highest is $175.37 million. Omnicell posted sales of $172.91 million in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 0.5%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, July 27th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Omnicell will report full-year sales of $173.85 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $726.75 million to $740.30 million. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the company will post sales of $817.51 million per share, with estimates ranging from $806.72 million to $827.26 million. Zacks’ sales averages are an average based on a survey of research firms that cover Omnicell.

Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.30) by $0.36. The firm had revenue of $150.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $152.63 million. Omnicell had a negative net margin of 1.45% and a positive return on equity of 2.66%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.35 EPS.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on OMCL. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target on shares of Omnicell in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Omnicell from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub raised shares of Omnicell from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, June 10th. Piper Jaffray Companies downgraded shares of Omnicell from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $40.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Friday, April 21st. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $53.00 price target (up previously from $43.00) on shares of Omnicell in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $47.00.

In other Omnicell news, Chairman Randall A. Lipps sold 9,900 shares of Omnicell stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.00, for a total transaction of $425,700.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 208,982 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,986,226. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP J Christopher Drew sold 10,625 shares of Omnicell stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.97, for a total transaction of $435,306.25. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 152,057 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,229,775.29. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 82,800 shares of company stock worth $3,474,801. 3.77% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. SFE Investment Counsel purchased a new position in shares of Omnicell during the first quarter valued at $332,000. Legato Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Omnicell by 3,965.0% in the first quarter. Legato Capital Management LLC now owns 42,154 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,037,000 after buying an additional 41,117 shares in the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its position in shares of Omnicell by 2.7% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 15,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $614,000 after buying an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Juncture Wealth Strategies LLC increased its position in shares of Omnicell by 7.2% in the first quarter. Juncture Wealth Strategies LLC now owns 29,692 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,207,000 after buying an additional 1,998 shares in the last quarter. Finally, First National Bank of Omaha purchased a new position in shares of Omnicell during the first quarter valued at $865,000. 96.35% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL) traded down 0.80% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $43.45. 76,515 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $43.04 and its 200-day moving average is $39.75. The firm’s market cap is $1.61 billion. Omnicell has a 52-week low of $30.35 and a 52-week high of $44.60.

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Omnicell Company Profile

Omnicell, Inc provides automation and business analytics software solutions for patient-centric medication and supply management across the entire healthcare continuum, from the acute care hospital setting to post-acute skilled nursing and long-term care facilities to the home. It operates through two segments: Automation and Analytics, and Medication Adherence.

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