Cryolife Inc (CRY) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Cryolife Inc (NYSE:CRY) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $25.83.

Several brokerages have recently commented on CRY. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 target price (up previously from $25.00) on shares of Cryolife in a report on Friday, March 9th. Northland Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a $23.50 target price on shares of Cryolife in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cryolife from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Cryolife from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th.

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In related news, Director C Elkins Ronald sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.00, for a total value of $44,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 97,849 shares in the company, valued at $2,152,678. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 6.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of CRY. Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in Cryolife in the fourth quarter valued at about $197,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY bought a new position in Cryolife in the fourth quarter valued at about $203,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. bought a new position in Cryolife in the third quarter valued at about $259,000. Stifel Financial Corp bought a new position in Cryolife in the third quarter valued at about $275,000. Finally, Hartford Investment Management Co. bought a new position in Cryolife in the third quarter valued at about $276,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 73.99% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Cryolife (CRY) traded up $0.10 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $20.85. The stock had a trading volume of 87,278 shares, compared to its average volume of 109,670. The company has a quick ratio of 4.90, a current ratio of 4.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. The company has a market capitalization of $753.53, a PE ratio of 208.50 and a beta of 0.75. Cryolife has a 12 month low of $14.02 and a 12 month high of $24.00.

Cryolife (NYSE:CRY) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, March 7th. The medical equipment provider reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.11. The company had revenue of $52.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $48.40 million. Cryolife had a return on equity of 5.93% and a net margin of 1.95%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.09 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Cryolife will post 0.09 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Cryolife

CryoLife, Inc (CryoLife) is a medical device manufacturer and processor, and is engaged in the distribution of medical devices and implantable human tissues used in cardiac surgical procedures. The Company operates through two segments: Medical Devices and Preservation Services. The Medical Devices segment includes medical devices, such as BioGlue Surgical Adhesive, BioFoam Surgical Matrix, On-X Life Technologies Holdings, Inc valves and surgical products, CardioGenesis cardiac laser therapy product line, PerClot and PhotoFix.

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