Cryolife Inc (CRY) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Cryolife Inc (NYSE:CRY) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $24.83.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on CRY. Northland Securities reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $23.50 price objective on shares of Cryolife in a report on Monday, November 13th. TheStreet lowered Cryolife from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research raised Cryolife from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $25.00 price objective on shares of Cryolife in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd.

Shares of Cryolife (NYSE:CRY) traded up $0.35 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $18.25. The company had a trading volume of 87,302 shares, compared to its average volume of 85,740. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 4.90 and a current ratio of 5.96. The company has a market capitalization of $659.56, a price-to-earnings ratio of 65.18 and a beta of 0.77. Cryolife has a 1 year low of $14.02 and a 1 year high of $24.00.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in CRY. Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new stake in Cryolife in the fourth quarter valued at about $197,000. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. grew its holdings in shares of Cryolife by 161.5% during the second quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 10,200 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $203,000 after purchasing an additional 6,300 shares during the last quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY bought a new position in shares of Cryolife during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. bought a new position in shares of Cryolife during the third quarter valued at approximately $259,000. Finally, Stifel Financial Corp bought a new position in shares of Cryolife during the third quarter valued at approximately $275,000. 72.60% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Cryolife

CryoLife, Inc (CryoLife) is a medical device manufacturer and processor, and is engaged in the distribution of medical devices and implantable human tissues used in cardiac surgical procedures. The Company operates through two segments: Medical Devices and Preservation Services. The Medical Devices segment includes medical devices, such as BioGlue Surgical Adhesive, BioFoam Surgical Matrix, On-X Life Technologies Holdings, Inc valves and surgical products, CardioGenesis cardiac laser therapy product line, PerClot and PhotoFix.

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