Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) – Jefferies Group boosted their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Hologic in a note issued to investors on Thursday. Jefferies Group analyst R. Denhoy now anticipates that the medical equipment provider will post earnings of $0.57 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.54. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Hologic’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.60 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.25 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.52 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.83 EPS.
Other research analysts have also issued reports about the company. Cowen raised Hologic to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (up from $48.00) on shares of Hologic in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Bank of America raised Hologic from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price target on shares of Hologic in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price target on shares of Hologic in a research report on Friday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Hologic presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $48.36.
Hologic (NASDAQ:HOLX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The medical equipment provider reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $791.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $785.80 million. Hologic had a return on equity of 20.75% and a net margin of 34.53%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.52 EPS.
In related news, VP Karleen Marie Oberton sold 1,023 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.84, for a total transaction of $40,756.32. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.79% of the company’s stock.
Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Stanley Laman Group Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of Hologic by 4.7% in the fourth quarter. Stanley Laman Group Ltd. now owns 125,732 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $5,375,000 after purchasing an additional 5,639 shares during the period. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board increased its holdings in shares of Hologic by 12.6% in the fourth quarter. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board now owns 69,990 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $2,992,000 after purchasing an additional 7,811 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Hologic by 8.0% in the fourth quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 107,449 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $4,593,000 after purchasing an additional 7,982 shares during the period. TCW Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Hologic in the fourth quarter valued at about $547,000. Finally, Homrich & Berg acquired a new position in shares of Hologic in the fourth quarter valued at about $219,000. 92.77% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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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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