Senseonics (SENS) Trading Up 7.9%

Senseonics Holdings Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:SENS)’s share price was up 7.9% during trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $2.34 and last traded at $2.19. Approximately 2,746,671 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 51% from the average daily volume of 1,816,305 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.03.

SENS has been the topic of several research reports. Piper Jaffray Companies initiated coverage on Senseonics in a research note on Tuesday, January 29th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered Senseonics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 30th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $6.00.

Senseonics (NYSEAMERICAN:SENS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 12th. The company reported ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.15) by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $7.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.89 million.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Raymond James Trust N.A. boosted its holdings in Senseonics by 11.4% during the fourth quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 49,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $127,000 after purchasing an additional 5,000 shares in the last quarter. Cerity Partners LLC boosted its holdings in Senseonics by 33.3% during the fourth quarter. Cerity Partners LLC now owns 20,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $52,000 after purchasing an additional 5,000 shares in the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank acquired a new stake in Senseonics during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $28,000. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Senseonics by 78.0% during the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 25,259 shares of the company’s stock valued at $65,000 after purchasing an additional 11,071 shares in the last quarter. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its holdings in Senseonics by 25.0% during the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 65,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $170,000 after purchasing an additional 13,100 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 30.66% of the company’s stock.

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About Senseonics (NYSEAMERICAN:SENS)

Senseonics Holdings, Inc, a medical technology company, designs, develops, and commercializes continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems for people with diabetes primarily in Europe. Its products include Eversense and Eversense XL, which are implantable CGM systems that is designed to continually and accurately measure glucose levels in people with diabetes for a period of up to 90 and 180 days.

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