Insulet Co. (PODD) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages

Insulet Co. (NASDAQ:PODD) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nineteen research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $62.73.

A number of brokerages recently commented on PODD. Barclays began coverage on shares of Insulet in a research note on Friday, September 15th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $65.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group upped their price target on shares of Insulet from $58.00 to $67.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Canaccord Genuity upgraded shares of Insulet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the company from $50.00 to $65.00 in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Insulet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 11th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Insulet from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th.

Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD) traded down $0.16 on Thursday, reaching $69.49. 553,659 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 504,102. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.65, a quick ratio of 4.42 and a current ratio of 4.88. Insulet has a 52-week low of $35.12 and a 52-week high of $72.99.

Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The medical instruments supplier reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.06. The company had revenue of $121.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $114.02 million. Insulet had a negative net margin of 6.66% and a negative return on equity of 43.85%. Insulet’s revenue was up 28.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.05) EPS. research analysts anticipate that Insulet will post -0.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director James C. Mullen bought 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $67.45 per share, with a total value of $168,625.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of PODD. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its holdings in Insulet by 11.4% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,302 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $118,000 after acquiring an additional 235 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in Insulet during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $180,000. Wrapmanager Inc. bought a new stake in Insulet during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $217,000. RNC Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Insulet in the 2nd quarter worth $225,000. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP bought a new position in shares of Insulet in the 3rd quarter worth $242,000.

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About Insulet

Insulet Corporation is engaged in the development, manufacturing and sale of the OmniPod Insulin Management System (the OmniPod System), an insulin delivery system for people with insulin-dependent diabetes. The Omnipod System features a self-adhesive disposable tubeless Omnipod device, which is worn on the body for approximately three days at a time and its wireless companion, the handheld Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM).

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