News articles about Masimo (NASDAQ:MASI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Masimo earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the medical equipment provider an impact score of 45.1447813497775 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Masimo (MASI) opened at $85.68 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $4,498.49, a PE ratio of 13.56, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.31 and a beta of 0.85. Masimo has a one year low of $75.06 and a one year high of $104.71.

A number of research analysts have commented on MASI shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Masimo from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $98.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. BidaskClub cut shares of Masimo from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price target on shares of Masimo in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $97.17.

In other news, EVP Yongsam Lee sold 5,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.31, for a total transaction of $521,029.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 70,800 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,252,348. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Sanford Fitch sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.07, for a total transaction of $186,140.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 68,249 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,351,934.43. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 48,098 shares of company stock valued at $4,315,261. Corporate insiders own 16.60% of the company’s stock.

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About Masimo

Masimo Corporation is a medical technology company that develops, manufactures and markets a range of non-invasive patient monitoring technologies. The Company’s business is Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry monitoring, known as Masimo Signal Extraction Technology (SET) pulse oximetry.

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