Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) Director Stephen K. M.D. Klasko sold 200 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $237.18, for a total value of $47,436.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 8,080 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,916,414.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) traded up $1.61 on Friday, hitting $256.41. The stock had a trading volume of 439,046 shares, compared to its average volume of 227,863. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 4.72 and a quick ratio of 2.76. The company has a market capitalization of $11,551.01, a P/E ratio of 31.69, a P/E/G ratio of 2.46 and a beta of 1.05.

Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The medical technology company reported $2.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.01 by $0.11. Teleflex had a return on equity of 16.27% and a net margin of 12.41%. The company had revenue of $534.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $522.94 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.80 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 17.3% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Teleflex Incorporated will post 8.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.53%. Teleflex’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 24.82%.

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of TFX. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its position in shares of Teleflex by 50,429.2% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,816,020 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $377,296,000 after acquiring an additional 1,812,426 shares during the last quarter. Koch Industries Inc. raised its position in shares of Teleflex by 47,174.3% during the second quarter. Koch Industries Inc. now owns 959,669 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $955,000 after acquiring an additional 957,639 shares during the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. raised its position in shares of Teleflex by 41.6% during the third quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 1,187,909 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $287,438,000 after acquiring an additional 348,829 shares during the last quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. raised its position in shares of Teleflex by 137.4% during the second quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. now owns 518,462 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $107,840,000 after acquiring an additional 300,069 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Teleflex by 93.5% during the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 610,398 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $126,816,000 after acquiring an additional 294,935 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 89.78% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have commented on TFX. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Teleflex from $274.00 to $290.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday. Jefferies Group LLC increased their target price on Teleflex from $270.00 to $295.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Needham & Company LLC increased their target price on Teleflex from $237.00 to $285.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Teleflex from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Stephens reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $270.00 target price (up from $230.00) on shares of Teleflex in a research report on Monday, September 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $271.88.

Teleflex Company Profile

Teleflex Incorporated is a provider of medical technology products. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and supplies single-use medical devices used by hospitals and healthcare providers for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications. The Company operates through six segments: Vascular North America; Anesthesia North America; Surgical North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia, and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

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