Insulet Co. (PODD) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Analysts

Shares of Insulet Co. (NASDAQ:PODD) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-two research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, fourteen have issued a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $79.00.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Insulet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Guggenheim assumed coverage on shares of Insulet in a research report on Tuesday, April 3rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $105.00 price target on the stock. Oppenheimer set a $82.00 price target on shares of Insulet and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Stephens reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $81.00 price target (up previously from $60.00) on shares of Insulet in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Insulet from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 23rd.

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Shares of NASDAQ:PODD traded down $0.62 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $85.53. The stock had a trading volume of 244,056 shares, compared to its average volume of 511,827. Insulet has a 52 week low of $38.43 and a 52 week high of $88.88. The firm has a market cap of $4,964.41, a price-to-earnings ratio of -186.41 and a beta of 1.38. The company has a quick ratio of 5.85, a current ratio of 6.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.57.

Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The medical instruments supplier reported ($0.12) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.08) by ($0.04). Insulet had a negative net margin of 5.79% and a negative return on equity of 29.73%. The firm had revenue of $130.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $125.16 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($0.16) EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.0% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Insulet will post -0.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Insulet news, EVP Bradley A. Thomas sold 7,250 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.81, for a total value of $607,622.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director David A. Lemoine sold 641 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.81, for a total transaction of $49,235.21. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 28,800 shares of company stock worth $2,412,739 in the last three months. Insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Cerebellum GP LLC bought a new stake in Insulet in the 4th quarter valued at $122,000. Equitec Specialists LLC bought a new stake in Insulet in the 4th quarter valued at $145,000. James Hambro & Partners bought a new stake in Insulet in the 4th quarter valued at $165,000. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd. bought a new stake in Insulet in the 4th quarter valued at $188,000. Finally, Diversified Trust Co bought a new stake in Insulet in the 4th quarter valued at $218,000.

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About Insulet

Insulet Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells insulin delivery systems for people with insulin-dependent diabetes in the United States and internationally. The company offers Omnipod Insulin Management System (Omnipod System), which consists of an easy-to-use continuous insulin delivery system; and Personal Diabetes Manager, a handheld wireless device.

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