Deutsche Bank AG Lowers Teleflex Incorporated (TFX) to Hold

Deutsche Bank AG downgraded shares of Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday. They currently have $251.00 price objective on the medical technology company’s stock.

Several other analysts also recently issued reports on TFX. BidaskClub downgraded Teleflex from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Jefferies Group LLC restated a buy rating and issued a $230.00 price target on shares of Teleflex in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Needham & Company LLC restated a buy rating on shares of Teleflex in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Teleflex from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a hold rating on shares of Teleflex in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $274.44.

Teleflex (TFX) traded up $2.77 on Tuesday, reaching $266.21. The company had a trading volume of 235,504 shares, compared to its average volume of 260,646. The company has a market cap of $11,870.00, a P/E ratio of 31.71, a PEG ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 1.05. Teleflex has a twelve month low of $142.97 and a twelve month high of $266.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 4.72 and a quick ratio of 3.70.

Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The medical technology company reported $2.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.01 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $534.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $522.94 million. Teleflex had a return on equity of 16.27% and a net margin of 12.41%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 17.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.80 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Teleflex will post 8.34 EPS for the current year.

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The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.51%. Teleflex’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 24.55%.

In other news, Director Stephen K. M.D. Klasko sold 200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $237.18, for a total transaction of $47,436.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 8,080 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,916,414.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders have sold a total of 600 shares of company stock valued at $138,162 in the last three months. 2.39% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. IFM Investors Pty Ltd acquired a new position in Teleflex in the 3rd quarter worth about $338,000. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in Teleflex in the 3rd quarter worth about $226,000. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its holdings in Teleflex by 5.3% in the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 102,182 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $24,725,000 after purchasing an additional 5,182 shares in the last quarter. Bamco Inc. NY increased its holdings in Teleflex by 17.2% in the 3rd quarter. Bamco Inc. NY now owns 137,140 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $33,184,000 after purchasing an additional 20,138 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC increased its holdings in Teleflex by 1,300.9% in the 3rd quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 4,469 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $1,081,000 after purchasing an additional 4,150 shares in the last quarter. 90.45% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Teleflex Company Profile

Teleflex Incorporated is a provider of medical technology products. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and supplies single-use medical devices used by hospitals and healthcare providers for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications. The Company operates through six segments: Vascular North America; Anesthesia North America; Surgical North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia, and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

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