Bredin Investment LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,710 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $330,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of TMO. Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co. purchased a new position in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $106,000. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific by 15.8% during the 2nd quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 710 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $124,000 after buying an additional 97 shares in the last quarter. Atlantic Trust LLC purchased a new position in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $138,000. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific by 66.7% during the 2nd quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,000 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $174,000 after buying an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Glassman Wealth Services raised its stake in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific by 23.1% during the 2nd quarter. Glassman Wealth Services now owns 1,039 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $181,000 after buying an additional 195 shares in the last quarter. 86.22% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other news, CEO Marc N. Casper sold 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $188.39, for a total transaction of $9,419,500.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 252,577 shares in the company, valued at $47,582,981.03. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 0.49% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) opened at $215.32 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $85,616.52, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.56, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a current ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $140.00 and a fifty-two week high of $215.33.

Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE:TMO) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The medical research company reported $2.31 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.24 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $5.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.03 billion. Thermo Fisher Scientific had a return on equity of 15.94% and a net margin of 11.73%. Thermo Fisher Scientific’s quarterly revenue was up 13.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $2.03 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. will post 9.36 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th were issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.28%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. Thermo Fisher Scientific’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 10.19%.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on TMO shares. Barclays reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $215.00 target price (up from $200.00) on shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on Thermo Fisher Scientific in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $225.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $195.00 price target on shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Leerink Swann upped their price target on Thermo Fisher Scientific from $190.00 to $207.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Deutsche Bank set a $226.00 price target on Thermo Fisher Scientific and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Thermo Fisher Scientific currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $212.21.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Company Profile

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc develops, manufactures and sells a range of products. The Company provides analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software and services for research, manufacturing, analysis, discovery and diagnostics. It operates through four segments: Life Sciences Solutions, Analytical Instruments, Specialty Diagnostics, and Laboratory Products and Services.

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