CryoLife, Inc. (CRY) Downgraded by BidaskClub

CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE:CRY) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, August 1st.

Several other brokerages also recently issued reports on CRY. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CryoLife from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, June 8th. Northland Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a $23.50 price target on shares of CryoLife in a report on Friday, April 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. CryoLife has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $22.00.

CryoLife (NYSE:CRY) traded up 2.72% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $18.90. 76,423 shares of the company traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $19.30 and its 200 day moving average price is $17.96. CryoLife has a 12 month low of $14.02 and a 12 month high of $20.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $632.13 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 57.27 and a beta of 0.97.

CryoLife (NYSE:CRY) last issued its earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The medical equipment provider reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.02. CryoLife had a net margin of 6.16% and a return on equity of 7.41%. The business had revenue of $47.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $47.02 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.13 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that CryoLife will post $0.43 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other CryoLife news, VP Amy Horton sold 9,577 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.00, for a total value of $191,540.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 112,282 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,245,640. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 6.00% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its stake in CryoLife by 0.9% in the second quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 11,100 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $221,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan increased its stake in CryoLife by 3.2% in the first quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 6,150 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 190 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System increased its stake in CryoLife by 1.4% in the first quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 14,054 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $234,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Creative Planning increased its stake in CryoLife by 3.0% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 6,806 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $136,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in CryoLife by 0.9% in the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 31,313 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $624,000 after buying an additional 271 shares during the period. 69.22% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

CryoLife Company Profile

CryoLife, Inc (CryoLife) is a medical device manufacturer and processor, and is engaged in the distribution of medical devices and implantable human tissues used in cardiac surgical procedures. The Company operates through two segments: Medical Devices and Preservation Services. The Medical Devices segment includes medical devices, such as BioGlue Surgical Adhesive, BioFoam Surgical Matrix, On-X Life Technologies Holdings, Inc valves and surgical products, CardioGenesis cardiac laser therapy product line, PerClot and PhotoFix.

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