Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C Trims Holdings in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO)

Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C trimmed its stake in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) by 3.5% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 976,278 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 35,151 shares during the quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C owned approximately 0.24% of Thermo Fisher Scientific worth $184,712,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of TMO. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific in the second quarter valued at approximately $108,000. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. acquired a new stake in Thermo Fisher Scientific during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $113,000. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Thermo Fisher Scientific by 15.8% during the 2nd quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 710 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $124,000 after purchasing an additional 97 shares during the last quarter. Atlantic Trust LLC acquired a new stake in Thermo Fisher Scientific during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $138,000. Finally, Grove Bank & Trust lifted its holdings in Thermo Fisher Scientific by 19.9% during the 2nd quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 860 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $150,000 after purchasing an additional 143 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.22% of the company’s stock.

In other news, CEO Marc N. Casper sold 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $191.74, for a total value of $9,587,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 302,577 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $58,016,113.98. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.49% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) traded up $2.37 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $208.66. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,520,725 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,549,578. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has a 1 year low of $140.00 and a 1 year high of $208.72. The company has a market cap of $83,230.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.43, a PEG ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 1.26 and a quick ratio of 0.81.

Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE:TMO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The medical research company reported $2.31 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.24 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $5.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.03 billion. Thermo Fisher Scientific had a return on equity of 9.09% and a net margin of 10.44%. The business’s revenue was up 13.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.03 EPS. analysts forecast that Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. will post 9.36 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.29%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. Thermo Fisher Scientific’s dividend payout ratio is 10.19%.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Thermo Fisher Scientific from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday. Deutsche Bank set a $226.00 price objective on Thermo Fisher Scientific and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. BTIG Research began coverage on Thermo Fisher Scientific in a report on Friday, January 5th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $230.00 price objective for the company. Leerink Swann lifted their price objective on Thermo Fisher Scientific from $190.00 to $207.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Evercore ISI assumed coverage on Thermo Fisher Scientific in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $220.00 price target on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Thermo Fisher Scientific currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $212.21.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Company Profile

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc develops, manufactures and sells a range of products. The Company provides analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software and services for research, manufacturing, analysis, discovery and diagnostics. It operates through four segments: Life Sciences Solutions, Analytical Instruments, Specialty Diagnostics, and Laboratory Products and Services.

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