Robert S. Epstein Sells 1,250 Shares of Illumina, Inc. (ILMN) Stock

Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) Director Robert S. Epstein sold 1,250 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $226.55, for a total value of $283,187.50. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 9,088 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,058,886.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ ILMN) opened at $213.98 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 3.73, a current ratio of 4.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. Illumina, Inc. has a 52-week low of $119.37 and a 52-week high of $230.72. The company has a market capitalization of $30,814.76, a P/E ratio of 61.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.49 and a beta of 0.79.

Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The life sciences company reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $714.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $692.77 million. Illumina had a return on equity of 19.42% and a net margin of 30.34%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 17.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.97 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Illumina, Inc. will post 3.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Illumina from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $252.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday. BidaskClub lowered Illumina from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $205.00 price objective (up previously from $200.00) on shares of Illumina in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Barclays reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $150.00 price objective on shares of Illumina in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Bank of America increased their price objective on Illumina from $215.00 to $240.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $201.98.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Dupont Capital Management Corp bought a new position in shares of Illumina during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $153,000. Advisory Services Network LLC lifted its position in shares of Illumina by 13.0% during the 2nd quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 772 shares of the life sciences company’s stock worth $134,000 after buying an additional 89 shares during the period. Penserra Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Illumina by 13.0% during the 2nd quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 884 shares of the life sciences company’s stock worth $153,000 after buying an additional 102 shares during the period. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC lifted its position in shares of Illumina by 5.6% during the 2nd quarter. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC now owns 950 shares of the life sciences company’s stock worth $165,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the period. Finally, West Coast Financial LLC bought a new position in shares of Illumina during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $216,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.75% of the company’s stock.

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About Illumina

Illumina, Inc (Illumina) is a provider of sequencing- and array-based solutions for genetic analysis. The Company operates through two segments: Core Illumina and the consolidated variable interest entities (VIEs), which include the activities of GRAIL, Inc (GRAIL) and Helix Holdings I, LLC (Helix). Core Illumina consists of its core operations.

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