Tech Square Trading LP Buys Shares of 2,900 McKesson Co. (MCK)

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Tech Square Trading LP bought a new position in McKesson Co. (NYSE:MCK) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 2,900 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $339,000.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Proficio Capital Partners LLC increased its stake in McKesson by 161.2% in the 4th quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 222 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,000 after acquiring an additional 137 shares during the last quarter. Bedel Financial Consulting Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of McKesson by 165.2% in the 4th quarter. Bedel Financial Consulting Inc. now owns 236 shares of the company’s stock worth $26,000 after purchasing an additional 147 shares in the last quarter. Smart Portfolios LLC purchased a new position in shares of McKesson in the 1st quarter worth about $35,000. Investors Research Corp purchased a new position in shares of McKesson in the 1st quarter worth about $36,000. Finally, Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. boosted its holdings in shares of McKesson by 106.7% in the 1st quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. now owns 341 shares of the company’s stock worth $40,000 after purchasing an additional 176 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.35% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded McKesson from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 10th. ValuEngine upgraded McKesson from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 8th. Wolfe Research assumed coverage on McKesson in a report on Tuesday, April 2nd. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Finally, Barclays reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $130.00 price objective on shares of McKesson in a report on Friday, February 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $134.90.

In related news, EVP Lori A. Schechter sold 2,766 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.59, for a total transaction of $369,509.94. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.87% of the company’s stock.

MCK stock traded up $0.83 during trading on Monday, hitting $129.92. 1,283,761 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,621,442. The stock has a market capitalization of $24.68 billion, a PE ratio of 9.57, a P/E/G ratio of 1.31 and a beta of 1.23. McKesson Co. has a 1 year low of $106.11 and a 1 year high of $151.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 0.58.

McKesson (NYSE:MCK) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 8th. The company reported $3.69 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.66 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $52.43 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $53.14 billion. McKesson had a return on equity of 29.02% and a net margin of 0.02%. McKesson’s quarterly revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $3.49 EPS. Analysts anticipate that McKesson Co. will post 14.14 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 1st. Investors of record on Monday, June 3rd will be issued a dividend of $0.39 per share. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.20%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 31st. McKesson’s dividend payout ratio is presently 11.50%.

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McKesson Company Profile

McKesson Corporation provides pharmaceuticals and medical supplies in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Pharmaceutical and Specialty Solutions, European Pharmaceutical Solutions, and Medical-Surgical Solutions. The company distributes branded, generic, specialty, biosimilar, and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs, as well as other healthcare-related products; and offers practice management, technology, clinical support, and business solutions to community-based oncology and other specialty practices.

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