CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE:CRY) Director James Benson sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.80, for a total transaction of $45,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of CryoLife, Inc. (CRY) opened at 23.65 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $21.58 and a 200-day moving average price of $19.04. CryoLife, Inc. has a 12 month low of $14.03 and a 12 month high of $24.00. The company has a market capitalization of $791.00 million, a P/E ratio of 71.67 and a beta of 0.92.

CryoLife (NYSE:CRY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 24th. The medical equipment provider reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $47.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $47.02 million. CryoLife had a return on equity of 7.41% and a net margin of 6.16%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.13 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that CryoLife, Inc. will post $0.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of CryoLife from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of CryoLife from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.33.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in CryoLife by 6.0% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,960,221 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $39,107,000 after buying an additional 110,973 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in CryoLife by 6.6% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,658,646 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $33,090,000 after buying an additional 102,540 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its stake in CryoLife by 18.6% during the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,387,710 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $27,685,000 after buying an additional 217,283 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in CryoLife by 7.4% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 1,171,769 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $23,377,000 after buying an additional 81,090 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp boosted its stake in CryoLife by 5.2% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 758,840 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $15,143,000 after buying an additional 37,279 shares during the last quarter. 68.44% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About CryoLife

CryoLife, Inc (CryoLife) is a medical device manufacturer and processor, and is engaged in the distribution of medical devices and implantable human tissues used in cardiac surgical procedures. The Company operates through two segments: Medical Devices and Preservation Services. The Medical Devices segment includes medical devices, such as BioGlue Surgical Adhesive, BioFoam Surgical Matrix, On-X Life Technologies Holdings, Inc valves and surgical products, CardioGenesis cardiac laser therapy product line, PerClot and PhotoFix.

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