Sartorius (SARTF) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Sartorius (OTCMKTS:SARTF) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report issued on Friday, Zacks.com reports.

According to Zacks, “Sartorius AG is a pharmaceutical and laboratory equipment supplier. The company manufactures equipment for biomolecular and microbial separations, cell culture, concentration, fermentation and purification. Sartorius AG is headquartered in Goettingen, Germany. “

Several other equities research analysts have also commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Sartorius from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 15th. DZ Bank reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Sartorius in a research report on Tuesday, April 2nd.

SARTF opened at $159.56 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.57, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92. The stock has a market cap of $5.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 52.83 and a beta of 0.07. Sartorius has a 52-week low of $109.50 and a 52-week high of $159.56.

Sartorius (OTCMKTS:SARTF) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 19th. The company reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.84 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $470.78 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $478.80 million. Sartorius had a net margin of 9.36% and a return on equity of 18.37%. As a group, analysts expect that Sartorius will post 3.31 EPS for the current year.

About Sartorius

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