Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) CEO John J. Greisch sold 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.82, for a total transaction of $8,282,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 230,851 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $19,119,079.82. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) opened at $81.84 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $5,480.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.40, a PEG ratio of 1.76 and a beta of 1.19. Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. has a 1 year low of $54.59 and a 1 year high of $85.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.55, a quick ratio of 1.34 and a current ratio of 1.77.

Hill-Rom (NYSE:HRC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 3rd. The medical technology company reported $1.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.27 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $738.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $731.10 million. Hill-Rom had a net margin of 4.87% and a return on equity of 20.27%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.18 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. will post 4.26 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.88%. Hill-Rom’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 36.18%.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Seven Eight Capital LP purchased a new stake in Hill-Rom in the second quarter valued at $127,000. Acrospire Investment Management LLC lifted its position in Hill-Rom by 43.4% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,983 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $158,000 after acquiring an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its position in Hill-Rom by 10.2% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,201 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $175,000 after acquiring an additional 204 shares during the last quarter. Citigroup Inc. lifted its position in Hill-Rom by 21.1% in the second quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 2,483 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $198,000 after acquiring an additional 433 shares during the last quarter. Finally, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale lifted its position in Hill-Rom by 101.0% in the third quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 2,720 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $204,000 after acquiring an additional 1,367 shares during the last quarter. 82.35% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Hill-Rom from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Hill-Rom from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 4th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on shares of Hill-Rom from $84.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Barclays boosted their price target on shares of Hill-Rom from $86.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC dropped their price target on shares of Hill-Rom from $93.00 to $90.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $89.57.

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Hill-Rom 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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