Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) Lifted to “Neutral” at Goldman Sachs Group

Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) from a sell rating to a neutral rating in a research note published on Tuesday, December 19th, MarketBeat reports. Goldman Sachs Group currently has $125.00 price objective on the medical equipment provider’s stock.

Several other brokerages have also commented on ZBH. SunTrust Banks set a $136.00 price target on Zimmer Biomet and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Royal Bank of Canada cut their target price on Zimmer Biomet to $125.00 and set an outperform rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on Zimmer Biomet from $146.00 to $136.00 and set an overweight rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. BMO Capital Markets dropped their price target on Zimmer Biomet from $140.00 to $135.00 and set an outperform rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank upgraded Zimmer Biomet from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $128.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, fifteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $137.42.

Zimmer Biomet (ZBH) traded down $0.24 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $122.29. 1,261,700 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,467,710. The stock has a market capitalization of $24,760.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.10, a PEG ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 1.15. Zimmer Biomet has a 1 year low of $108.03 and a 1 year high of $133.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.78 and a current ratio of 1.47.

Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The medical equipment provider reported $1.72 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.74 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $1.82 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.83 billion. Zimmer Biomet had a return on equity of 3.82% and a net margin of 5.43%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.79 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Zimmer Biomet will post 8.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.79%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. Zimmer Biomet’s payout ratio is currently 29.91%.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Private Advisor Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of Zimmer Biomet by 18.6% in the 3rd quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 6,733 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $791,000 after purchasing an additional 1,057 shares during the last quarter. Ingalls & Snyder LLC lifted its stake in Zimmer Biomet by 2.6% during the 3rd quarter. Ingalls & Snyder LLC now owns 19,675 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $2,304,000 after acquiring an additional 507 shares in the last quarter. Koch Industries Inc. lifted its stake in Zimmer Biomet by 49,697.3% during the 2nd quarter. Koch Industries Inc. now owns 1,040,764 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $1,033,000 after acquiring an additional 1,038,674 shares in the last quarter. Jensen Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Zimmer Biomet by 24.2% during the 2nd quarter. Jensen Investment Management Inc. now owns 5,850 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $751,000 after acquiring an additional 1,140 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS lifted its stake in Zimmer Biomet by 10.0% during the 3rd quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 16,444 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $1,925,000 after acquiring an additional 1,494 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 85.92% of the company’s stock.

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Zimmer Biomet Company Profile

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing of orthopedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products; office-based technologies; spine, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants, and related surgical products.

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