Intersect ENT, Inc. (XENT) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Analysts

Shares of Intersect ENT, Inc. (NASDAQ:XENT) have been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the fourteen research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $27.70.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Intersect ENT from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Intersect ENT from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Intersect ENT from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Deutsche Bank AG set a $31.00 price target on shares of Intersect ENT and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of Intersect ENT in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd.

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In other Intersect ENT news, insider Lisa D. Earnhardt sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.79, for a total value of $615,800.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 525,868 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,191,475.72. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CFO Jeryl L. Hilleman sold 12,833 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.00, for a total transaction of $372,157.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 27,833 shares in the company, valued at approximately $807,157. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 134,563 shares of company stock worth $4,014,904 in the last three months. Insiders own 13.70% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Legal & General Group Plc increased its holdings in Intersect ENT by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 6,939 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $193,000 after buying an additional 255 shares during the period. Moors & Cabot Inc. bought a new stake in Intersect ENT in the 2nd quarter valued at $205,000. Prudential Financial Inc. bought a new stake in Intersect ENT in the 2nd quarter valued at $229,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in Intersect ENT in the 2nd quarter valued at $229,000. Finally, HighTower Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Intersect ENT in the 2nd quarter valued at $231,000. 83.08% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Intersect ENT (XENT) opened at 29.65 on Wednesday. The firm’s market capitalization is $865.45 million. Intersect ENT has a 12-month low of $7.65 and a 12-month high of $33.25. The company’s 50-day moving average is $29.65 and its 200-day moving average is $27.29.

Intersect ENT (NASDAQ:XENT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The medical equipment provider reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.19) by $0.11. Intersect ENT had a negative net margin of 22.94% and a negative return on equity of 17.60%. The company had revenue of $24.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $22.62 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.21) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 24.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that Intersect ENT will post ($0.61) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Intersect ENT Company Profile

Intersect ENT, Inc is a commercial-stage drug-device company. The Company develops drugs for patients with ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions. The Company has developed a drug releasing bioabsorbable implant technology that enables targeted and sustained release of therapeutic agents. This targeted drug delivery technology is designed to allow ENT physicians to manage patient care.

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