Omnicell, Inc. (OMCL) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts

Shares of Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eleven ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $55.14.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Omnicell from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. BidaskClub downgraded Omnicell from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Omnicell in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 target price (up previously from $52.00) on shares of Omnicell in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 target price on shares of Omnicell in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th.

Shares of Omnicell (OMCL) traded down $0.35 on Friday, hitting $48.60. The stock had a trading volume of 161,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 213,800. The company has a market cap of $1,840.00, a P/E ratio of -441.82, a PEG ratio of 3.88 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a current ratio of 1.53, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38. Omnicell has a 12-month low of $31.85 and a 12-month high of $55.40.

Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42. The firm had revenue of $186.78 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $192.45 million. Omnicell had a negative return on equity of 0.79% and a negative net margin of 0.51%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.40 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Omnicell will post 0.12 EPS for the current year.

In related news, VP Jorge R. Taborga sold 6,295 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.69, for a total value of $306,503.55. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 50,013 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,435,132.97. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Peter J. Kuipers sold 1,926 shares of Omnicell stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.69, for a total value of $99,554.94. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 40,544 shares in the company, valued at $2,095,719.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 27,558 shares of company stock valued at $1,330,230 in the last 90 days. 3.77% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Omnicell by 2.3% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,589,119 shares of the company’s stock worth $197,790,000 after purchasing an additional 101,776 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Omnicell by 3.7% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,928,201 shares of the company’s stock worth $83,105,000 after purchasing an additional 67,902 shares during the period. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC increased its stake in Omnicell by 0.7% in the 3rd quarter. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC now owns 1,617,706 shares of the company’s stock worth $82,584,000 after purchasing an additional 11,105 shares during the period. Oak Ridge Investments LLC increased its stake in Omnicell by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Oak Ridge Investments LLC now owns 1,537,940 shares of the company’s stock worth $66,285,000 after purchasing an additional 8,491 shares during the period. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its stake in Omnicell by 129.6% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,231,933 shares of the company’s stock worth $53,096,000 after purchasing an additional 695,334 shares during the period. 99.61% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Omnicell Company Profile

Omnicell, Inc provides automation and business analytics software solutions for patient-centric medication and supply management across the entire healthcare continuum, from the acute care hospital setting to post-acute skilled nursing and long-term care facilities to the home. It operates through two segments: Automation and Analytics, and Medication Adherence.

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