Brasada Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in Boston Scientific Co. (NYSE:BSX) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 12,500 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $442,000.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of BSX. FMR LLC raised its position in Boston Scientific by 10.4% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 156,622,452 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $5,121,554,000 after purchasing an additional 14,711,069 shares during the last quarter. Capital Research Global Investors raised its position in shares of Boston Scientific by 83.3% during the third quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 19,394,528 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $746,689,000 after acquiring an additional 8,814,601 shares during the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA bought a new stake in shares of Boston Scientific during the third quarter worth $115,618,000. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Boston Scientific by 2.7% during the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 112,313,832 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $4,324,083,000 after acquiring an additional 2,958,437 shares during the last quarter. Finally, MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Boston Scientific during the third quarter worth $87,033,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.60% of the company’s stock.
In other Boston Scientific news, EVP David A. Pierce sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.15, for a total value of $190,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 29,201 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,114,018.15. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Maulik Nanavaty sold 3,038 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.46, for a total value of $107,727.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 91,724 shares of company stock valued at $3,350,373. 0.73% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 6th. The medical equipment provider reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.02. Boston Scientific had a return on equity of 26.80% and a net margin of 17.01%. The business had revenue of $2.56 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.57 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.34 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Boston Scientific Co. will post 1.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on BSX. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of Boston Scientific in a research report on Monday. Guggenheim restated a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of Boston Scientific in a research report on Friday, February 8th. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 target price on shares of Boston Scientific in a research report on Friday, February 8th. Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 target price on shares of Boston Scientific in a research report on Wednesday, February 6th. Finally, Cowen set a $42.00 target price on Boston Scientific and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-two have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $40.46.
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Boston Scientific Company Profile
Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for use in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. It operates through three segments: Cardiovascular, Rhythm Management, and MedSurg. The company offers interventional cardiology products, including drug-eluting coronary stent systems used in the treatment of coronary artery disease; percutaneous coronary interventions therapy products to treat atherosclerosis; intravascular catheter-directed ultrasound imaging catheters, fractional flow reserve devices, and systems for use in coronary arteries and heart chambers, as well as certain peripheral vessels; and structural heart therapy systems.
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