Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. raised its stake in shares of Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO) by 23.0% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 64,144 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,000 shares during the quarter. Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A.’s holdings in Medidata Solutions were worth $4,325,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A number of other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the business. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its holdings in Medidata Solutions by 1,080.5% during the 3rd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 55,259 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,051,000 after buying an additional 50,578 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Medidata Solutions in the 3rd quarter valued at about $2,256,000. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Medidata Solutions by 29.1% in the 3rd quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 12,275 shares of the company’s stock valued at $900,000 after purchasing an additional 2,770 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Medidata Solutions by 48.9% in the 3rd quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 707,698 shares of the company’s stock valued at $51,881,000 after purchasing an additional 232,532 shares during the period. Finally, Swiss National Bank lifted its stake in shares of Medidata Solutions by 1.4% in the 3rd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 103,300 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,573,000 after purchasing an additional 1,400 shares during the period.
Shares of Medidata Solutions stock opened at $74.96 on Friday. Medidata Solutions Inc has a one year low of $60.10 and a one year high of $88.87. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.64 billion, a P/E ratio of 78.08, a PEG ratio of 5.10 and a beta of 1.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 2.71 and a quick ratio of 2.71.
MDSO has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded Medidata Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Medidata Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 19th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Medidata Solutions from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $83.64.
In other Medidata Solutions news, EVP Michael Pray sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.50, for a total transaction of $1,147,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 77,134 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,900,751. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Robert Taylor sold 2,120 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.70, for a total value of $137,164.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 41,916 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,711,965.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 49,357 shares of company stock valued at $3,705,792 over the last ninety days. 4.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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Medidata Solutions Profile
Medidata Solutions, Inc provides cloud-based solutions for life sciences worldwide. It offers the Medidata Clinical Cloud, a platform, pioneering analytics, and clinical technology for the development of new therapies. The company's platform solutions include data capture and management and trial planning and management.
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