Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE:CAH) Downgraded by BidaskClub to “Hold”

Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE:CAH) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Monday, July 24th.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on CAH. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cardinal Health from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Needham & Company LLC began coverage on shares of Cardinal Health in a research note on Tuesday, April 4th. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Vetr upgraded shares of Cardinal Health from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $77.92 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. Evercore ISI restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Cardinal Health in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $82.00 price objective (down previously from $88.00) on shares of Cardinal Health in a research note on Saturday, April 22nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $80.46.

Cardinal Health (CAH) traded down 0.49% on Monday, reaching $66.98. 1,750,306 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $21.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.62 and a beta of 0.80. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $75.67 and a 200 day moving average price of $76.86. Cardinal Health has a 52 week low of $62.70 and a 52 week high of $84.88.

Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.07. Cardinal Health had a net margin of 0.99% and a return on equity of 26.20%. The company had revenue of $32.97 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $32.73 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.14 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Cardinal Health will post $4.97 earnings per share for the current year.

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Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Alpha Windward LLC boosted its position in shares of Cardinal Health by 0.7% in the second quarter. Alpha Windward LLC now owns 2,299 shares of the company’s stock worth $179,000 after buying an additional 17 shares during the last quarter. HL Financial Services LLC boosted its position in shares of Cardinal Health by 0.3% in the first quarter. HL Financial Services LLC now owns 11,887 shares of the company’s stock worth $969,000 after buying an additional 38 shares during the last quarter. Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. boosted its position in shares of Cardinal Health by 0.9% in the first quarter. Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. now owns 4,321 shares of the company’s stock worth $353,000 after buying an additional 39 shares during the last quarter. Private Trust Co. NA boosted its position in shares of Cardinal Health by 0.3% in the first quarter. Private Trust Co. NA now owns 13,731 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,119,000 after buying an additional 41 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wetherby Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Cardinal Health by 0.5% in the second quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 8,392 shares of the company’s stock worth $654,000 after buying an additional 44 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 87.09% of the company’s stock.

Cardinal Health Company Profile

Cardinal Health, Inc is a healthcare services and products company. The Company operates through two segments: Pharmaceutical and Medical. The Pharmaceutical segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical, specialty pharmaceutical, over-the-counter healthcare and consumer products. This segment also operates nuclear pharmacies and cyclotron facilities; provides pharmacy management services to hospitals, as well as medication therapy management and patient outcomes services to hospitals, other healthcare providers and payers, and provides services to healthcare companies.

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