Gabelli Weighs in on Orthofix International N.V.’s FY2017 Earnings (NASDAQ:OFIX)

Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ:OFIX) – Gabelli raised their FY2017 earnings per share estimates for Orthofix International N.V. in a report issued on Wednesday, according to Zacks Investment Research. Gabelli analyst J. Tsai now anticipates that the medical device company will earn $1.60 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $1.55. Gabelli also issued estimates for Orthofix International N.V.’s FY2018 earnings at $1.80 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.00 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $2.35 EPS.

Several other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the company. BidaskClub lowered Orthofix International N.V. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Orthofix International N.V. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. TheStreet lowered Orthofix International N.V. from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. BTIG Research set a $56.00 price target on Orthofix International N.V. and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 price objective (up previously from $50.00) on shares of Orthofix International N.V. in a report on Thursday, August 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $54.42.

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Shares of Orthofix International N.V. (OFIX) opened at $51.44 on Thursday. Orthofix International N.V. has a 1 year low of $32.51 and a 1 year high of $54.33. The company has a market capitalization of $937.80, a PE ratio of 33.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.55 and a beta of 0.15.

Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ:OFIX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The medical device company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $105.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $100.67 million. Orthofix International N.V. had a return on equity of 10.26% and a net margin of 0.33%. Orthofix International N.V.’s revenue was up 6.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.36 EPS.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Pinebridge Investments L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Orthofix International N.V. by 2.3% in the 2nd quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 2,378 shares of the medical device company’s stock worth $111,000 after buying an additional 53 shares during the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue lifted its stake in Orthofix International N.V. by 79.3% in the second quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 3,551 shares of the medical device company’s stock valued at $165,000 after purchasing an additional 1,571 shares during the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan purchased a new position in Orthofix International N.V. in the second quarter valued at approximately $196,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Orthofix International N.V. during the first quarter worth $229,000. Finally, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Orthofix International N.V. during the third quarter worth $315,000. 92.81% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other news, CFO Rice Doug sold 7,353 shares of Orthofix International N.V. stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.46, for a total value of $363,679.38. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 44,743 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,212,988.78. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Luke T. Faulstick sold 4,800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.22, for a total value of $245,856.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 7,729 shares in the company, valued at approximately $395,879.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 21,842 shares of company stock valued at $1,084,897. Insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.

About Orthofix International N.V.

Orthofix International N.V. (Orthofix) is a global medical device company. The Company is focused on providing reconstructive and regenerative orthopedic and spine solutions to physicians. The company operates in four segments: BioStim, Biologics, Extremity Fixation and Spine Fixation. Its BioStim solutions products include Cervical-Stim, Spinal-Stim and Physio-Stim.

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