Shares of LivaNova PLC (NASDAQ:LIVN) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are currently covering the firm. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $62.50.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Canaccord Genuity decreased their target price on shares of LivaNova PLC from $67.00 to $54.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 3rd. WBB Securities restated a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of LivaNova PLC in a research report on Wednesday, August 31st. Finally, Piper Jaffray Cos. restated an “overweight” rating and set a $70.00 target price (up previously from $59.00) on shares of LivaNova PLC in a research report on Friday, August 5th.

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In related news, major shareholder Two S.C.A. Equinox sold 25,408 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.02, for a total transaction of $1,524,988.16. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.70% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of LIVN. FIL Ltd raised its stake in LivaNova PLC by 54.5% in the second quarter. FIL Ltd now owns 2,410,140 shares of the company’s stock valued at $120,672,000 after buying an additional 849,925 shares in the last quarter. Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of LivaNova PLC during the second quarter valued at approximately $110,867,000. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD increased its position in shares of LivaNova PLC by 1.8% in the third quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 2,055,688 shares of the company’s stock valued at $123,567,000 after buying an additional 35,379 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its position in shares of LivaNova PLC by 5.0% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,608,618 shares of the company’s stock valued at $80,761,000 after buying an additional 75,952 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Franklin Resources Inc. increased its position in shares of LivaNova PLC by 4.6% in the second quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 1,418,212 shares of the company’s stock valued at $71,237,000 after buying an additional 62,076 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 61.38% of the company’s stock.

LivaNova PLC (NASDAQ:LIVN) opened at 45.49 on Tuesday. LivaNova PLC has a 52-week low of $40.83 and a 52-week high of $63.21. The company’s market cap is $2.22 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average of $50.50 and a 200 day moving average of $53.50.

LivaNova PLC (NASDAQ:LIVN) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.78 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.03. LivaNova PLC had a negative net margin of 5.51% and a positive return on equity of 4.42%. The firm had revenue of $295.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $299.40 million. Equities research analysts predict that LivaNova PLC will post $3.00 EPS for the current year.

About LivaNova PLC

LivaNova PLC is a medical technology company. The Company operates through three segments: Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) and Neuromodulation. The Cardiac Surgery business unit is engaged in the development, production and sale of cardiovascular surgery products, including oxygenators, heart-lung machines, perfusion tubing systems and systems for autotransfusion and autologous blood washing.

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