Insulet (PODD) Downgraded by BidaskClub to “Buy”
BidaskClub lowered shares of Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.
Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on PODD. BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price on shares of Insulet to $115.00 and gave the company a top pick rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. Oppenheimer set a $96.00 target price on shares of Insulet and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies boosted their target price on shares of Insulet to $106.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a research note on Monday, June 4th. Leerink Swann restated an outperform rating and issued a $130.00 target price on shares of Insulet in a research note on Tuesday, September 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Insulet from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $96.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Insulet currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $95.24.
Shares of NASDAQ:PODD opened at $105.34 on Tuesday. Insulet has a 52 week low of $54.55 and a 52 week high of $108.90. The company has a current ratio of 5.54, a quick ratio of 5.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.22.
In related news, EVP Aiman Abdel-Malek sold 602 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.60, for a total transaction of $52,133.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, SVP Michael P. Spears sold 5,043 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.08, for a total transaction of $434,101.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 7,207 shares of company stock worth $651,334. 3.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Pier 88 Investment Partners LLC acquired a new position in Insulet during the 2nd quarter worth about $184,000. First Republic Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in Insulet during the 1st quarter worth about $209,000. Brinker Capital Inc. acquired a new position in Insulet during the 1st quarter worth about $249,000. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Insulet during the 2nd quarter worth about $269,000. Finally, LPL Financial LLC acquired a new position in Insulet during the 1st quarter worth about $276,000.
Insulet Company Profile
Insulet Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells insulin delivery systems for people with insulin-dependent diabetes in the United States and internationally. The company offers Omnipod Insulin Management System (Omnipod System), which consists of an easy-to-use continuous insulin delivery system; and Personal Diabetes Manager, a handheld wireless device.
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