Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. to Post FY2019 Earnings of $5.08 Per Share, KeyCorp Forecasts (HRC)

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) – KeyCorp upped their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Hill-Rom in a report issued on Wednesday, according to Zacks Investment Research. KeyCorp analyst M. Mishan now anticipates that the medical technology company will earn $5.08 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $4.70. KeyCorp has a “Buy” rating and a $97.00 price objective on the stock.

Hill-Rom (NYSE:HRC) last issued its earnings results on Friday, January 26th. The medical technology company reported $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $669.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $670.00 million. Hill-Rom had a return on equity of 20.24% and a net margin of 7.14%. The business’s revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.75 earnings per share.

Several other research analysts have also issued reports on the company. ValuEngine lowered Hill-Rom from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Hill-Rom from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Raymond James Financial upgraded Hill-Rom from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $94.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Barclays boosted their target price on Hill-Rom from $86.00 to $90.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating on shares of Hill-Rom in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $95.38.

Hill-Rom (HRC) traded down $0.10 on Friday, reaching $79.73. The company had a trading volume of 793,812 shares, compared to its average volume of 696,664. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,276.05, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.12, a P/E/G ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 1.05. Hill-Rom has a 12 month low of $61.28 and a 12 month high of $91.11. The company has a current ratio of 1.75, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.39.

In related news, SVP Paul Sherwood Johnson sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.99, for a total value of $82,990.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 1,066 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $88,467.34. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO John J. Greisch sold 125,241 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.59, for a total transaction of $10,343,654.19. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 280,851 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $23,195,484.09. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 226,241 shares of company stock valued at $18,708,644 in the last quarter. 1.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of HRC. Seven Eight Capital LP bought a new position in Hill-Rom in the second quarter worth approximately $127,000. Citigroup Inc. raised its stake in Hill-Rom by 21.1% in the second quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 2,483 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $198,000 after buying an additional 433 shares in the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its stake in Hill-Rom by 101.0% in the third quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 2,720 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $204,000 after buying an additional 1,367 shares in the last quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C. bought a new position in Hill-Rom in the third quarter worth approximately $207,000. Finally, CAPROCK Group Inc. bought a new position in Hill-Rom in the fourth quarter worth approximately $211,000. 81.34% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Hill-Rom Company Profile

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc is a global medical technology company. The Company operates through four segments: North America Patient Support Systems, International Patient Support Systems, Front Line Care and Surgical Solutions. The Company’s products and services include Patient Support Systems, Front Line Care and Surgical Solutions.

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