Oberweis Asset Management Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Haemonetics Co. (NYSE:HAE) by 23.4% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 40,535 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 12,365 shares during the quarter. Oberweis Asset Management Inc. owned 0.08% of Haemonetics worth $4,056,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of HAE. Financial Gravity Companies Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Haemonetics in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $41,000. We Are One Seven LLC purchased a new position in shares of Haemonetics during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $51,000. Hanseatic Management Services Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Haemonetics by 8,500.0% during the fourth quarter. Hanseatic Management Services Inc. now owns 1,462 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 1,445 shares during the period. Ffcm LLC lifted its stake in shares of Haemonetics by 134.4% during the fourth quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 1,744 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $174,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of Haemonetics during the third quarter valued at approximately $230,000. Institutional investors own 98.13% of the company’s stock.
In other news, Director Ronald G. Gelbman sold 8,196 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.52, for a total value of $709,117.92. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Michelle L. Basil sold 391 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.57, for a total transaction of $32,675.87. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 8,703 shares of company stock worth $751,488. 1.04% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Haemonetics (NYSE:HAE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 5th. The medical instruments supplier reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $247.36 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $250.12 million. Haemonetics had a net margin of 4.84% and a return on equity of 17.05%. Haemonetics’s revenue was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.62 earnings per share. Research analysts forecast that Haemonetics Co. will post 2.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Haemonetics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 5th. Barrington Research upped their price objective on shares of Haemonetics to $112.00 and gave the company a “positive” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Haemonetics from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $119.75.
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Haemonetics Corporation, a healthcare company, provides hematology products and solutions. The company operates through five segments: North America Plasma; Americas Blood Center and Hospital; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; and Japan. It offers automated plasma collection devices and related disposables, including NexSys PCS plasmapheresis system and PCS2 equipment and disposables, plasma collection containers, and intravenous solutions, as well as information technology platforms for plasma customers to manage their donors, operations, and supply chain; and NexLynk DMS donor management system.
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