Equities research analysts expect Herman Miller, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLHR) to report $606.90 million in sales for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Herman Miller’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $604.80 million and the highest estimate coming in at $609.00 million. Herman Miller reported sales of $577.50 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 5.1%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, December 20th.

On average, analysts expect that Herman Miller will report full-year sales of $606.90 million for the current fiscal year. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the company will post sales of $2.45 billion per share. Zacks’ sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Herman Miller.

Herman Miller (NASDAQ:MLHR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September 21st. The business services provider reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.57. Herman Miller had a return on equity of 22.02% and a net margin of 5.34%. The business had revenue of $580.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $578.27 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.60 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 3.1% on a year-over-year basis.

MLHR has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Herman Miller from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. BidaskClub raised Herman Miller from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Herman Miller from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Herman Miller has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.00.

Shares of Herman Miller (NASDAQ MLHR) traded down $0.45 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $32.75. The stock had a trading volume of 322,877 shares, compared to its average volume of 273,966. Herman Miller has a 1-year low of $27.06 and a 1-year high of $37.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,957.73, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.30 and a beta of 1.46. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 1.30 and a quick ratio of 0.86.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Investors of record on Saturday, December 2nd will be issued a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.20%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. Herman Miller’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 36.00%.

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In related news, SVP Stephen C. Gane sold 10,686 shares of Herman Miller stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.01, for a total transaction of $384,802.86. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 21,985 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $791,679.85. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Brian C. Walker sold 14,000 shares of Herman Miller stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.38, for a total value of $495,320.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 160,979 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,695,437.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 86,407 shares of company stock valued at $2,980,652 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 1.91% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Sei Investments Co. lifted its holdings in Herman Miller by 0.6% in the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 4,426 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $135,000 after acquiring an additional 26 shares during the period. Ronald Blue & Co. LLC lifted its holdings in Herman Miller by 1.4% in the second quarter. Ronald Blue & Co. LLC now owns 6,787 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $206,000 after acquiring an additional 91 shares during the period. First Bank & Trust lifted its holdings in Herman Miller by 4.1% in the second quarter. First Bank & Trust now owns 3,999 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $121,000 after acquiring an additional 158 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its holdings in Herman Miller by 4.9% in the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 3,895 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $123,000 after acquiring an additional 181 shares during the period. Finally, Alps Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in Herman Miller by 1.5% in the second quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 17,470 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $531,000 after acquiring an additional 266 shares during the period. 84.28% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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