Aperio Group LLC raised its stake in Hill-Rom Holdings Inc (NYSE:HRC) by 10.7% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 21,484 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after buying an additional 2,078 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Hill-Rom Holdings were worth $1,710,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in HRC. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings by 3.9% in the first quarter. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC now owns 1,696 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $120,000 after buying an additional 64 shares during the period. Neuburgh Advisers LLC boosted its stake in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings by 3.9% in the first quarter. Neuburgh Advisers LLC now owns 2,332 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $165,000 after buying an additional 88 shares during the period. State Treasurer State of Michigan boosted its stake in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings by 0.4% in the first quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan now owns 24,150 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $1,705,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Tyers Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings by 3.9% in the first quarter. Tyers Asset Management LLC now owns 2,968 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $210,000 after buying an additional 112 shares during the period. Finally, Flinton Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings by 3.9% in the first quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 3,604 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $254,000 after buying an additional 136 shares during the period. 84.00% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Hill-Rom Holdings Inc (NYSE:HRC) traded down 0.94% on Thursday, hitting $73.58. 170,491 shares of the stock traded hands. Hill-Rom Holdings Inc has a 12 month low of $50.50 and a 12 month high of $84.65. The company has a market cap of $4.85 billion, a PE ratio of 42.88 and a beta of 1.22. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $79.86 and its 200-day moving average is $72.65.

Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE:HRC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 28th. The medical technology company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.90 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $689.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $695.50 million. Hill-Rom Holdings had a return on equity of 19.99% and a net margin of 4.27%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.81 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Hill-Rom Holdings Inc will post $3.82 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. Hill-Rom Holdings’s payout ratio is currently 41.62%.

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Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Barclays PLC boosted their price target on shares of Hill-Rom Holdings from $75.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Hill-Rom Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 25th. Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on shares of Hill-Rom Holdings in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $86.00 price target on the stock. Needham & Company LLC assumed coverage on shares of Hill-Rom Holdings in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. They set a “buy” rating and a $95.00 price target on the stock. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Hill-Rom Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $88.17.

In related news, SVP Paul Sherwood Johnson sold 2,078 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.30, for a total transaction of $150,239.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Andreas G. Frank sold 10,660 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.62, for a total value of $838,089.20. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 28,988 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,279,036.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Hill-Rom Holdings Company Profile

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc is a global medical technology company. The Company operates through four segments: North America Patient Support Systems, International Patient Support Systems, Front Line Care and Surgical Solutions. The Company’s products and services include Patient Support Systems, Front Line Care and Surgical Solutions.

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