Fresenius Medical Care Corporation (FMS) Receives $44.00 Average Price Target from Brokerages

Fresenius Medical Care Corporation (NYSE:FMS) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $44.00.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Fresenius Medical Care Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and set a $44.00 target price on shares of Fresenius Medical Care Corporation in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Fresenius Medical Care Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, DZ Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of Fresenius Medical Care Corporation in a report on Monday, August 7th.

Fresenius Medical Care Corporation (NYSE:FMS) traded up $0.48 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $48.32. 737,551 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 287,415. The firm has a market cap of $29.74 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.94, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.10 and a beta of 0.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60, a current ratio of 1.27 and a quick ratio of 1.03. Fresenius Medical Care Corporation has a 1-year low of $38.05 and a 1-year high of $50.22.

Fresenius Medical Care Corporation (NYSE:FMS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $4.47 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.20 billion. Fresenius Medical Care Corporation had a net margin of 7.06% and a return on equity of 11.57%. The business’s revenue was up 11.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.96 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Fresenius Medical Care Corporation will post 2.37 EPS for the current year.

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Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its stake in Fresenius Medical Care Corporation by 3.6% during the 2nd quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 2,357 shares of the company’s stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 81 shares during the period. Pacer Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in Fresenius Medical Care Corporation during the 2nd quarter worth $179,000. FFT Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in Fresenius Medical Care Corporation during the 2nd quarter worth $201,000. HPM Partners LLC purchased a new stake in Fresenius Medical Care Corporation during the 2nd quarter worth $221,000. Finally, YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC increased its stake in Fresenius Medical Care Corporation by 19.4% during the 2nd quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 4,613 shares of the company’s stock worth $222,000 after buying an additional 749 shares during the period. 2.61% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Fresenius Medical Care Corporation Company Profile

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co KGaA is a kidney dialysis company. The Company provides dialysis care and related services to persons suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD), as well as other healthcare services. The Company’s segments include North America Segment, the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Segment, the Asia-Pacific Segment and the Latin America Segment.

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