Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) SVP Andreas G. Frank sold 6,870 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.48, for a total value of $532,287.60. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 16,701 shares in the company, valued at $1,293,993.48. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (HRC) traded down 1.81% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $75.60. The stock had a trading volume of 1,612,576 shares. Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. has a 12 month low of $50.50 and a 12 month high of $84.65. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $75.42 and a 200 day moving average of $75.05. The stock 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 posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The medical technology company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.01. Hill-Rom Holdings had a net margin of 0.83% and a return on equity of 1.90%. The company had revenue of $689.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $695.50 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.81 earnings per share. Hill-Rom Holdings’s revenue was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. will post $3.82 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. Hill-Rom Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 41.62%.

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A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board grew its holdings in Hill-Rom Holdings by 42.7% during the 2nd quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 16,700 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $1,329,000 after acquiring an additional 5,000 shares in the last quarter. Chase Investment Counsel Corp acquired a new position in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings in the 2nd quarter valued at about $675,000. American Century Companies Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings by 1,191.1% in the 2nd quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 110,359 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $8,786,000 after buying an additional 101,811 shares during the period. Brookstone Capital Management acquired a new position in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings in the 2nd quarter valued at about $289,000. Finally, Royce & Associates LP boosted its holdings in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings by 23.6% in the 1st quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 397,547 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $28,067,000 after buying an additional 75,900 shares during the period. 82.31% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hill-Rom Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. BidaskClub upgraded Hill-Rom Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, August 6th. 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. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $86.00 price target on Hill-Rom Holdings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC dropped their price objective on Hill-Rom Holdings from $95.00 to $93.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $88.17.

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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