Q4 2017 EPS Estimates for Halyard Health, Inc. (NYSE:HYH) Cut by KeyCorp

Halyard Health, Inc. (NYSE:HYH) – Analysts at KeyCorp dropped their Q4 2017 earnings per share estimates for Halyard Health in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. KeyCorp analyst M. Mishan now forecasts that the medical instruments supplier will post earnings per share of $0.49 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.51.

A number of other equities analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank AG increased their price target on Halyard Health from $35.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Stephens raised Halyard Health from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Halyard Health from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. BidaskClub downgraded Halyard Health from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. Finally, TheStreet raised Halyard Health from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Halyard Health presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $42.25.

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Shares of Halyard Health (NYSE:HYH) traded up 0.07% during trading on Monday, reaching $42.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 14,974 shares. The stock has a market cap of $1.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.87 and a beta of 1.78. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $39.44 and a 200-day moving average price of $38.58. Halyard Health has a one year low of $31.59 and a one year high of $42.54.

Halyard Health (NYSE:HYH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The medical instruments supplier reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.14. The business had revenue of $399.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $399.16 million. Halyard Health had a return on equity of 8.29% and a net margin of 3.06%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.45 earnings per share.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Halyard Health by 6,362.1% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,939,352 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $226,229,000 after buying an additional 5,847,442 shares during the period. Norges Bank bought a new stake in shares of Halyard Health during the fourth quarter worth $17,606,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Halyard Health by 18.8% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,625,156 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $99,992,000 after buying an additional 415,105 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Halyard Health by 4.7% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,350,518 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $165,711,000 after buying an additional 196,367 shares during the period. Finally, Credit Agricole S A boosted its stake in shares of Halyard Health by 450.0% in the first quarter. Credit Agricole S A now owns 132,000 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $5,028,000 after buying an additional 108,000 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.28% of the company’s stock.

About Halyard Health

Halyard Health, Inc is a medical technology company. The Company operates through two segments: Medical Devices and Surgical and Infection Prevention (S&IP). The Medical Devices segment provides a portfolio of product offerings focused on pain management, respiratory and digestive health. The S&IP segment provides healthcare supplies and solutions that target the prevention of healthcare-associated infections.

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