MEDNAX (MD) Given a $62.00 Price Target at Stephens

MEDNAX (NYSE:MD) has been given a $62.00 price target by investment analysts at Stephens in a research report issued on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Stephens’ target price indicates a potential upside of 14.94% from the stock’s previous close.

MD has been the subject of a number of other reports. Jefferies Group set a $50.00 price target on shares of MEDNAX and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Mizuho set a $49.00 price target on shares of MEDNAX and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of MEDNAX in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of MEDNAX from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, Citigroup lowered their price target on shares of MEDNAX from $52.00 to $47.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $55.08.

MEDNAX (NYSE MD) opened at $53.94 on Thursday. MEDNAX has a one year low of $40.56 and a one year high of $72.13. The company has a quick ratio of 1.37, a current ratio of 1.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62. The company has a market cap of $4,920.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.68, a PEG ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 0.31.

MEDNAX (NYSE:MD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $0.87 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.04. MEDNAX had a net margin of 7.76% and a return on equity of 10.80%. The business had revenue of $910.82 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $884.55 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.00 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that MEDNAX will post 3.1 earnings per share for the current year.

In other MEDNAX news, insider John C. Pepia sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.58, for a total transaction of $154,740.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 35,569 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,834,649.02. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 2.40% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Prudential Financial Inc. grew its holdings in MEDNAX by 976.9% during the 3rd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 641,057 shares of the company’s stock worth $27,642,000 after acquiring an additional 581,527 shares in the last quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new position in MEDNAX during the 3rd quarter worth $695,000. Nomura Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in MEDNAX during the 2nd quarter worth $347,000. Point72 Asset Management L.P. grew its holdings in MEDNAX by 71.7% during the 3rd quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 132,700 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,722,000 after acquiring an additional 55,400 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. grew its holdings in MEDNAX by 41.9% during the 3rd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 8,361 shares of the company’s stock worth $359,000 after acquiring an additional 2,468 shares in the last quarter. 98.67% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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About MEDNAX

MEDNAX, Inc is a provider of physician services, including newborn, anesthesia, maternal-fetal, teleradiology, pediatric cardiology and other pediatric subspecialty care. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s national network consisted of over 3,600 affiliated physicians, including over 1,130 physicians providing neonatal clinical care, in 35 states and Puerto Rico, primarily within hospital-based neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), to babies born prematurely or with medical complications.

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