Bio-Techne Corp (NASDAQ:TECH) Director Roger C. Lucas sold 100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $121.96, for a total value of $12,196.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Shares of Bio-Techne Corp (NASDAQ TECH) traded up 0.40% during trading on Thursday, reaching $123.93. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 127,527 shares. The stock has a market cap of $4.63 billion, a P/E ratio of 61.05 and a beta of 0.76. Bio-Techne Corp has a 12-month low of $95.68 and a 12-month high of $124.94. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $121.58 and its 200-day moving average is $114.02.

Bio-Techne Corp (NASDAQ:TECH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The biotechnology company reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.10. Bio-Techne Corp had a return on equity of 14.19% and a net margin of 12.93%. The company had revenue of $156.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $150.25 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.92 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 16.2% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Bio-Techne Corp will post $3.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its position in Bio-Techne Corp by 12.6% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 1,456 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $171,000 after purchasing an additional 163 shares in the last quarter. Underhill Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Bio-Techne Corp during the second quarter valued at about $223,000. Flinton Capital Management LLC raised its position in Bio-Techne Corp by 84.8% during the second quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 1,952 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $229,000 after purchasing an additional 896 shares in the last quarter. First Financial Equity Corporation purchased a new stake in Bio-Techne Corp during the first quarter valued at about $203,000. Finally, LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in Bio-Techne Corp by 22.0% during the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,089 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $245,000 after purchasing an additional 377 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.40% of the company’s stock.

TECH has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price target on Bio-Techne Corp from $130.00 to $132.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised Bio-Techne Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $131.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, July 6th. BidaskClub raised Bio-Techne Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company initiated coverage on Bio-Techne Corp in a report on Thursday, July 13th. They set a “market perform” rating for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Bio-Techne Corp presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $128.75.

About Bio-Techne Corp

Bio-Techne Corporation develops, manufactures and sells biotechnology reagents and instruments for the research and clinical diagnostic markets. The Company operates through three segments: Biotechnology, Clinical Controls and Protein Platforms. The Biotechnology segment develops, manufactures and sells biotechnology research and diagnostic products, such as cytokines, growth factors, immunoassays, antibodies and related reagents, across the world.

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