Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE:CMD) announced a Semi-Annual dividend on Wednesday, November 1st, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.085 per share on Wednesday, January 31st. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 16th.

Cantel Medical Corp. has a payout ratio of 6.0% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities analysts expect Cantel Medical Corp. to earn $2.65 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $0.14 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 5.3%.

Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE:CMD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September 28th. The company reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.52 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $205.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $200.32 million. Cantel Medical Corp. had a net margin of 9.27% and a return on equity of 17.60%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 14.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

In related news, Chairman Charles M. Diker sold 20,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $99.15, for a total value of $2,032,575.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Eric W. Nodiff sold 2,868 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $97.55, for a total transaction of $279,773.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 39,102 shares in the company, valued at $3,814,400.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 36,368 shares of company stock worth $3,576,028 over the last quarter. 14.90% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

CMD has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Sidoti upgraded shares of Cantel Medical Corp. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cantel Medical Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Needham & Company LLC restated a “hold” rating on shares of Cantel Medical Corp. in a report on Friday, September 1st. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Cantel Medical Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $91.67.

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About Cantel Medical Corp.

Cantel Medical Corp. is a provider of infection prevention products and services in the healthcare market. The Company’s operating segments include Endoscopy; Water Purification and Filtration; Healthcare Disposables, and Dialysis. Its Endoscopy segment includes medical device reprocessing systems, disinfectants, detergents and other supplies.

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