Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) Receives “Buy” Rating from Cantor Fitzgerald

Cantor Fitzgerald restated their buy rating on shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) in a report published on Monday, February 5th. Cantor Fitzgerald currently has a $140.00 price objective on the medical equipment provider’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald also issued estimates for Zimmer Biomet’s FY2018 earnings at $7.68 EPS.

“ZBH received FDA clearance for its Persona cementless knee, earlier than we expected.”,” Cantor Fitzgerald’s analyst wrote.

ZBH has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Royal Bank of Canada lowered their price objective on shares of Zimmer Biomet to $125.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Zimmer Biomet from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. SunTrust Banks increased their price objective on shares of Zimmer Biomet to $142.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th. BMO Capital Markets lowered their price objective on shares of Zimmer Biomet from $140.00 to $135.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a buy rating and issued a $136.00 price target on shares of Zimmer Biomet in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, seventeen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $141.67.

Shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) opened at $116.52 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $23,565.84, a P/E ratio of 14.49, a PEG ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 1.08. The company has a current ratio of 1.52, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76. Zimmer Biomet has a 1-year low of $108.03 and a 1-year high of $133.49.

Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The medical equipment provider reported $2.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.10. The business had revenue of $2.07 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.03 billion. Zimmer Biomet had a net margin of 23.51% and a return on equity of 15.45%. The business’s revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $2.14 EPS. research analysts forecast that Zimmer Biomet will post 7.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th were issued a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.82%. Zimmer Biomet’s payout ratio is 10.65%.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in ZBH. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC raised its stake in Zimmer Biomet by 149.0% during the 2nd quarter. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC now owns 4,407 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $566,000 after acquiring an additional 2,637 shares in the last quarter. QS Investors LLC raised its stake in Zimmer Biomet by 9.4% during the 2nd quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 9,326 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $1,197,000 after acquiring an additional 800 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its stake in Zimmer Biomet by 100.0% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 135,304 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $17,372,000 after acquiring an additional 67,657 shares in the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. raised its stake in Zimmer Biomet by 9.8% during the 2nd quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 38,098 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $4,891,000 after acquiring an additional 3,412 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. increased its stake in Zimmer Biomet by 3.9% in the second quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 22,159 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $2,845,000 after purchasing an additional 823 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.36% 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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