Cantel Medical (NYSE:CMD) is set to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, December 7th. Analysts expect Cantel Medical to post earnings of $0.52 per share for the quarter.

Cantel Medical (NYSE:CMD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September 28th. The company reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $205.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $200.32 million. Cantel Medical had a net margin of 9.27% and a return on equity of 17.60%. Cantel Medical’s quarterly revenue was up 14.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect Cantel Medical to post $2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $3 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Cantel Medical (CMD) opened at $105.36 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 2.41 and a quick ratio of 1.49. The firm has a market cap of $4,449.50, a PE ratio of 51.01 and a beta of 1.23. Cantel Medical has a 52 week low of $69.21 and a 52 week high of $106.43.

The firm also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 17th will be paid a $0.085 dividend. This is an increase from Cantel Medical’s previous Semi-Annual dividend of $0.07. This represents a dividend yield of 0.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 16th. Cantel Medical’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 8.19%.

In other Cantel Medical news, Director George L. Fotiades sold 6,000 shares of Cantel Medical stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.23, for a total transaction of $571,380.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Eric W. Nodiff sold 2,868 shares of Cantel Medical stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.55, for a total transaction of $279,773.40. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 39,102 shares in the company, valued at $3,814,400.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 36,368 shares of company stock worth $3,576,028. Insiders own 14.90% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Sidoti raised shares of Cantel Medical from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cantel Medical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Cantel Medical in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $91.67.

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Cantel Medical Company Profile

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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