Analysts expect Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) to post $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Seven analysts have issued estimates for Hologic’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.48 and the highest is $0.49. Hologic posted earnings per share of $0.52 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 5.8%. The business is expected to report its next earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, November 8th.

On average, analysts expect that Hologic will report full-year earnings of $2.01 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.00 to $2.01. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $2.17 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.06 to $2.28. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Hologic.

Hologic (NASDAQ:HOLX) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The medical equipment provider reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $806.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $799.70 million. Hologic had a net margin of 25.65% and a return on equity of 23.18%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.51 EPS.

A number of research analysts have commented on HOLX shares. Deutsche Bank AG decreased their target price on shares of Hologic from $51.00 to $49.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) lowered shares of Hologic from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $48.00 to $47.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Hologic in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub lowered shares of Hologic from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price target on shares of Hologic in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $48.38.

In related news, Director Elaine Ullian sold 6,902 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.12, for a total transaction of $276,908.24. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 23,810 shares in the company, valued at $955,257.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Lawrence M. Levy sold 7,139 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.04, for a total transaction of $278,706.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 18,745 shares of company stock worth $768,189 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 0.79% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. increased its stake in shares of Hologic by 0.6% during the second quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 4,954 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $225,000 after buying an additional 30 shares during the period. Cleararc Capital Inc. increased its stake in shares of Hologic by 1.1% during the first quarter. Cleararc Capital Inc. now owns 6,843 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $291,000 after buying an additional 77 shares during the period. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS increased its stake in shares of Hologic by 0.4% during the second quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 20,803 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $944,000 after buying an additional 85 shares during the period. Symphony Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Hologic by 0.4% during the second quarter. Symphony Asset Management LLC now owns 28,005 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $1,271,000 after buying an additional 108 shares during the period. Finally, Advantus Capital Management Inc increased its stake in shares of Hologic by 0.4% during the first quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 27,936 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $1,189,000 after buying an additional 116 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.38% of the company’s stock.

Hologic (NASDAQ:HOLX) traded down 0.26% on Friday, reaching $37.69. 3,022,643 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $37.78 and a 200-day moving average of $42.13. Hologic has a one year low of $35.15 and a one year high of $46.80. The stock has a market cap of $10.57 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.04 and a beta of 0.91.

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Hologic Company Profile

Hologic, Inc is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products with an emphasis on women’s health. The Company operates through four segments: Diagnostics, Breast Health, GYN Surgical and Skeletal Health. The diagnostics products include Aptima family of assays, ThinPrep system, the Rapid Fetal Fibronectin Test and Procleix blood screening assays.

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