ValuEngine lowered shares of Hill-Rom Holdings Inc (NYSE:HRC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Saturday.

A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Hill-Rom Holdings from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub lowered Hill-Rom Holdings from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Needham & Company LLC reduced their target price on Hill-Rom Holdings from $95.00 to $93.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 28th. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $86.00 target price on Hill-Rom Holdings and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a buy rating and issued a $84.00 target price on shares of Hill-Rom Holdings in a report on Sunday, July 30th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $88.57.

Hill-Rom Holdings (HRC) opened at $78.40 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.55, a current ratio of 1.77 and a quick ratio of 1.34. The stock has a market cap of $5,104.44, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.07, a P/E/G ratio of 1.61 and a beta of 1.19.

Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE:HRC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 3rd. The medical technology company reported $1.32 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.27 by $0.05. Hill-Rom Holdings had a return on equity of 20.27% and a net margin of 4.87%. The company had revenue of $738.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $731.10 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.18 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Hill-Rom Holdings will post 4.26 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other Hill-Rom Holdings news, SVP Andreas G. Frank sold 3,940 shares of Hill-Rom Holdings stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.84, for a total value of $306,689.60. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 16,701 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,300,005.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 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 value of $532,287.60. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 16,701 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,293,993.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Teacher Retirement System of Texas grew its holdings in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings by 0.3% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 5,194 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $413,000 after acquiring an additional 14 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp grew its holdings in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings by 0.5% in the second quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 4,379 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $349,000 after acquiring an additional 23 shares during the period. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS grew its holdings in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings by 0.5% in the second quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 8,734 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $695,000 after acquiring an additional 46 shares during the period. Utah Retirement Systems grew its holdings in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings by 0.8% in the second quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 12,013 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $956,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares during the period. Finally, IFP Advisors Inc grew its holdings in shares of Hill-Rom Holdings by 3.0% in the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 4,607 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $367,000 after acquiring an additional 135 shares during the period. 81.92% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Hill-Rom Holdings

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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