Hill-Rom Holdings Inc (NYSE:HRC) posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday. The medical technology company reported $1.32 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.27 by $0.05, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $738.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $731.10 million. Hill-Rom Holdings had a return on equity of 19.99% and a net margin of 4.27%. Hill-Rom Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.18 earnings per share. Hill-Rom Holdings updated its Q1 guidance to $0.77-0.79 EPS and its FY18 guidance to $4.22-4.30 EPS.

Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE:HRC) traded down $2.50 on Friday, hitting $77.50. 1,219,951 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 446,033. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,104.46, a PE ratio of 20.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.67, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a current ratio of 1.76.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on HRC. BidaskClub downgraded Hill-Rom Holdings from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Hill-Rom Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $84.00 price target on shares of Hill-Rom Holdings in a research report on Sunday, July 30th. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $86.00 price target on shares of Hill-Rom Holdings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 target price on shares of Hill-Rom Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Hill-Rom Holdings has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $87.29.

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In other news, SVP Andreas G. Frank sold 3,940 shares of Hill-Rom Holdings stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.84, for a total transaction of $306,689.60. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 16,701 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,300,005.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Andreas G. Frank sold 6,870 shares of Hill-Rom Holdings stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.48, for a total transaction of $532,287.60. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 16,701 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,293,993.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.20% of the stock is owned by 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.

Earnings History for Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE:HRC)

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