Hill-Rom Holdings Inc (NYSE:HRC) issued an update on its first quarter earnings guidance on Friday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.77-0.79 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.89. The company issued revenue guidance of +3% y/y (Approx $656 million), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $689.45 million.Hill-Rom Holdings also updated its FY18 guidance to $4.22-4.30 EPS.
Hill-Rom Holdings Inc (HRC) traded down C$1.81 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching C$76.18. The company had a trading volume of 621,215 shares, compared to its average volume of 496,442. Hill-Rom Holdings Inc has a fifty-two week low of C$52.58 and a fifty-two week high of C$84.65. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,018.81, a P/E ratio of 19.74, a PEG ratio of 1.62 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a current ratio of 1.77, a quick ratio of 1.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.55.
Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE:HRC) last released its earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The company reported C$1.32 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of C$1.27 by C$0.05. Hill-Rom Holdings had a return on equity of 20.27% and a net margin of 4.87%. The business had revenue of C$738.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of C$731.10 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.18 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Hill-Rom Holdings Inc will post 4.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.95%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. Hill-Rom Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 36.18%.
HRC has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Hill-Rom Holdings from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $90.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 27th. KeyCorp restated a buy rating and set a $82.00 price target on shares of Hill-Rom Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Needham & Company LLC cut their price target on shares of Hill-Rom Holdings from $95.00 to $93.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research note on Friday, July 28th. BidaskClub cut shares of Hill-Rom Holdings from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a buy rating and set a $84.00 price target on shares of Hill-Rom Holdings in a research note on Sunday, July 30th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of C$88.57.
In other news, SVP Andreas G. Frank sold 6,870 shares of Hill-Rom Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$77.48, for a total value of C$532,287.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 16,701 shares in the company, valued at C$1,293,993.48. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Andreas G. Frank sold 3,940 shares of Hill-Rom Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$77.84, for a total transaction of C$306,689.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 16,701 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately C$1,300,005.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.
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Hill-Rom Holdings Company Profile
Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc is a global medical technology company. The Company operates through four segments: North America Patient Support Systems, International Patient Support Systems, Front Line Care and Surgical Solutions. The Company’s products and services include Patient Support Systems, Front Line Care and Surgical Solutions.
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