Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) SVP Andreas G. Frank sold 3,940 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.84, for a total value of $306,689.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 16,701 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,300,005.84. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (HRC) traded down 1.81% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $75.60. 1,612,576 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $75.42 and a 200-day moving average of $75.05. Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $50.50 and a 52 week high of $84.65. The company has a market cap of $4.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.06 and a beta of 1.21.

Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE:HRC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The medical technology company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.90 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $689.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $695.50 million. Hill-Rom Holdings had a net margin of 0.83% and a return on equity of 1.90%. Hill-Rom Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.81 EPS. Analysts anticipate that Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. will post $3.82 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.95%. Hill-Rom Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is currently 41.62%.

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HRC has been the subject of several analyst reports. Needham & Company LLC initiated coverage on Hill-Rom Holdings in a report on Thursday, June 29th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $95.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hill-Rom Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Barclays PLC boosted their price target on Hill-Rom Holdings from $80.00 to $86.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, June 9th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $84.00 price target on shares of Hill-Rom Holdings in a report on Sunday, July 30th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Hill-Rom Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $88.17.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings by 171.5% during the 2nd quarter. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. now owns 1,344 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $107,000 after purchasing an additional 849 shares in the last quarter. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings by 3.9% during the 1st quarter. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC now owns 1,696 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $120,000 after purchasing an additional 64 shares in the last quarter. Seven Eight Capital LP bought a new position in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings during the 2nd quarter valued at $127,000. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings by 43.4% during the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,983 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $158,000 after purchasing an additional 600 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Neuburgh Advisers LLC raised its holdings in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings by 3.9% during the 1st quarter. Neuburgh Advisers LLC now owns 2,332 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $165,000 after purchasing an additional 88 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 82.31% of the company’s stock.

About Hill-Rom Holdings

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc is a global medical technology company. The Company operates through four segments: North America Patient Support Systems, International Patient Support Systems, Front Line Care and Surgical Solutions. The Company’s products and services include Patient Support Systems, Front Line Care and Surgical Solutions.

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