Caren L. Mason Sells 7,500 Shares of STAAR Surgical (STAA) Stock

STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA) CEO Caren L. Mason sold 7,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.25, for a total value of $271,875.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 44,013 shares in the company, valued at $1,595,471.25. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

NASDAQ STAA traded down $1.73 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $37.67. The stock had a trading volume of 387,483 shares, compared to its average volume of 391,960. STAAR Surgical has a 1 year low of $13.60 and a 1 year high of $54.00. The firm has a market cap of $1.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 134.64 and a beta of 2.11.

STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 21st. The medical instruments supplier reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by $0.01. STAAR Surgical had a net margin of 4.01% and a return on equity of 13.86%. The company had revenue of $31.19 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $31.20 million. Equities research analysts predict that STAAR Surgical will post 0.3 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in STAAR Surgical by 1.4% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,111,085 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $99,276,000 after acquiring an additional 42,395 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in STAAR Surgical by 60.9% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,754,944 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $132,238,000 after acquiring an additional 1,042,724 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc raised its holdings in STAAR Surgical by 60.9% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 2,754,944 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $132,238,000 after acquiring an additional 1,042,724 shares during the last quarter. Baillie Gifford & Co. raised its holdings in STAAR Surgical by 10.0% in the 4th quarter. Baillie Gifford & Co. now owns 1,705,521 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $54,424,000 after acquiring an additional 155,342 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its holdings in STAAR Surgical by 46.4% in the 3rd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 906,000 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $43,488,000 after acquiring an additional 287,000 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 89.92% of the company’s stock.

STAA has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub raised STAAR Surgical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 20th. ValuEngine cut STAAR Surgical from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 21st. TheStreet cut STAAR Surgical from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, December 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut STAAR Surgical from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $45.25.

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STAAR Surgical Company Profile

STAAR Surgical Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells implantable lenses for the eye, and delivery systems to deliver the lenses into the eye. The company provides Visian implantable collamer lenses (ICLs) to treat visual disorders, such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia; and Hyperopic ICL, which treats far-sightedness.

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