ICU Medical (NASDAQ:ICUI) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The medical instruments supplier reported $1.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.51 by $0.34, Briefing.com reports. ICU Medical had a net margin of 5.93% and a return on equity of 12.78%. The company had revenue of $327.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $334.97 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.12 earnings per share. ICU Medical’s revenue was down 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. ICU Medical updated its FY 2018 guidance to $8.45-8.85 EPS and its FY18 guidance to $8.45-8.85 EPS.
Shares of NASDAQ ICUI traded down $28.23 on Friday, reaching $232.01. 689,193 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 181,891. ICU Medical has a 12 month low of $196.33 and a 12 month high of $321.70. The company has a market capitalization of $5.31 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.99 and a beta of 0.65.
ICUI has been the subject of a number of research reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of ICU Medical from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ICU Medical from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $337.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th. TheStreet raised shares of ICU Medical from a “c+” rating to a “b+” rating in a research note on Monday, August 20th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of ICU Medical from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 20th.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in ICUI. LPL Financial LLC bought a new position in shares of ICU Medical during the first quarter valued at approximately $218,000. State of Alaska Department of Revenue purchased a new stake in shares of ICU Medical during the second quarter valued at approximately $554,000. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB grew its holdings in shares of ICU Medical by 18.4% during the second quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 2,572 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $755,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the last quarter. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new stake in shares of ICU Medical during the second quarter valued at approximately $230,000. Finally, Retirement Systems of Alabama grew its holdings in shares of ICU Medical by 1.1% during the second quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 19,732 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $5,794,000 after buying an additional 206 shares during the last quarter. 73.51% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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ICU Medical Company Profile
ICU Medical, Inc develops, manufactures, and sells medical devices used in vascular therapy, critical care, and oncology applications worldwide. It offers infusion therapy products comprising a tube running from a bottle or plastic bag containing a solution to a catheter inserted in a patient's vein.
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