LSV Asset Management reduced its stake in Integer Holdings Corp (NYSE:ITGR) by 66.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 90,300 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 176,131 shares during the quarter. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Integer were worth $6,810,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Mason Street Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Integer by 3.8% during the 1st quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 9,608 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $725,000 after purchasing an additional 356 shares during the period. Everence Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Integer during the 1st quarter worth about $312,000. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust boosted its stake in shares of Integer by 0.3% during the 1st quarter. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust now owns 328,396 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $24,768,000 after purchasing an additional 1,084 shares during the period. Optimum Investment Advisors purchased a new position in shares of Integer during the 1st quarter worth about $30,000. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Integer by 19.7% during the 1st quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 90,620 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $6,835,000 after purchasing an additional 14,944 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 94.25% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Integer from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 24th. ValuEngine cut shares of Integer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 18th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price target on shares of Integer from $84.00 to $92.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Monday, February 25th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Integer currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $89.40.
Integer (NYSE:ITGR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 2nd. The medical equipment provider reported $1.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.20. The company had revenue of $314.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $302.29 million. Integer had a net margin of 14.67% and a return on equity of 13.37%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.61 EPS. As a group, research analysts expect that Integer Holdings Corp will post 4.3 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other Integer news, insider Jose Antonio Gonzalez sold 9,088 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.88, for a total value of $825,917.44. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 11,899 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,081,381.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Donald J. Spence sold 50,559 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.41, for a total transaction of $4,318,244.19. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 41,285 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,526,151.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 62,147 shares of company stock valued at $5,358,962. 2.24% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Integer Holdings Corporation operates as a medical device outsource manufacturer worldwide. It operates in two segments, Medical and Non-Medical. The company offers products for vascular, cardiac surgery, and structural heart diseases; peripheral vascular, neurovascular, urology, and oncology products; and electrophysiology, infusion therapy, and hemodialysis products.
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