Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new stake in iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm bought 18,831 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,584,000. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC owned about 0.07% of iRobot Corporation as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in IRBT. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in iRobot Corporation by 124,694.7% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,303,315 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $218,483,000 after buying an additional 3,300,668 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in iRobot Corporation by 27.4% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,964,760 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $196,089,000 after buying an additional 637,890 shares during the last quarter. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. raised its position in iRobot Corporation by 363.7% in the 2nd quarter. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. now owns 446,594 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $37,576,000 after buying an additional 350,292 shares during the last quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP raised its position in iRobot Corporation by 204.0% in the 1st quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 426,986 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $28,241,000 after buying an additional 286,510 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Rothschild Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in iRobot Corporation in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $16,374,000. 82.73% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub lowered iRobot Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. Canaccord Genuity lifted their target price on iRobot Corporation from $90.00 to $95.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised iRobot Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $121.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Piper Jaffray Companies lifted their target price on iRobot Corporation to $92.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Dougherty & Co lowered iRobot Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, July 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $73.63.

iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ IRBT) opened at 79.46 on Thursday. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $96.07 and its 200 day moving average price is $85.36. iRobot Corporation has a 52-week low of $42.06 and a 52-week high of $109.78. The firm has a market cap of $2.20 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.97 and a beta of 1.18.

iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The industrial products company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.28) by $0.55. The firm had revenue of $183.14 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $174.65 million. iRobot Corporation had a return on equity of 14.05% and a net margin of 7.84%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 23.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.17 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that iRobot Corporation will post $1.60 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, EVP Glen Daniel Weinstein sold 728 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $100.00, for a total value of $72,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 68,355 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,835,500. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Russell J. Campanello sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.00, for a total value of $850,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 82,434 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,006,890. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 106,675 shares of company stock valued at $10,315,539. Company insiders own 4.49% of the company’s stock.

iRobot Corporation Company Profile

iRobot Corporation is a consumer robot company, which is engaged in designing and building robots. The Company’s portfolio of solutions features various technologies for the connected home and various concepts in mapping, navigation, mobility and artificial intelligence. The Company sells various products that are designed for use at home.

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