Honeywell International Inc. grew its position in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO) by 34.6% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 194,900 shares of the medical research company’s stock after buying an additional 50,100 shares during the period. Thermo Fisher Scientific comprises 1.3% of Honeywell International Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 21st largest position. Honeywell International Inc.’s holdings in Thermo Fisher Scientific were worth $36,875,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in TMO. MAI Capital Management lifted its holdings in Thermo Fisher Scientific by 72.5% during the 1st quarter. MAI Capital Management now owns 3,287 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $505,000 after buying an additional 1,381 shares during the last quarter. Covington Investment Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific by 3.4% during the 1st quarter. Covington Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 14,158 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $2,175,000 after purchasing an additional 460 shares during the period. BB&T Securities LLC raised its position in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific by 4.4% during the 1st quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 89,837 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $13,798,000 after purchasing an additional 3,819 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its position in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific by 1.0% during the 1st quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 12,750 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $1,958,000 after purchasing an additional 130 shares during the period. Finally, ZWJ Investment Counsel Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific during the 1st quarter worth approximately $7,231,000. 85.32% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE TMO) opened at $190.17 on Monday. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc has a 1 year low of $139.07 and a 1 year high of $201.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 1.26 and a quick ratio of 0.81. The company has a market capitalization of $76,257.29, a P/E ratio of 20.90, a P/E/G ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 1.08.

Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE:TMO) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The medical research company reported $2.31 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.24 by $0.07. Thermo Fisher Scientific had a return on equity of 15.94% and a net margin of 11.73%. The firm had revenue of $5.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.03 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $2.03 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 13.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc will post 9.36 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.32%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. Thermo Fisher Scientific’s payout ratio is currently 10.19%.

In other Thermo Fisher Scientific news, VP Seth H. Hoogasian sold 4,140 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $177.80, for a total transaction of $736,092.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 25,518 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,537,100.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Marc N. Casper sold 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $188.39, for a total value of $9,419,500.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 252,577 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $47,582,981.03. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 60,420 shares of company stock valued at $11,308,477. 0.49% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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A number of analysts have recently weighed in on TMO shares. Cowen and Company reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $220.00 price target (up from $200.00) on shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific in a research report on Sunday, September 10th. Leerink Swann increased their price target on Thermo Fisher Scientific from $190.00 to $207.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut Thermo Fisher Scientific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) started coverage on Thermo Fisher Scientific in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. They set a “buy” rating and a $225.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG set a $226.00 price target on Thermo Fisher Scientific and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Thermo Fisher Scientific presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $205.71.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Company Profile

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc develops, manufactures and sells a range of products. The Company provides analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software and services for research, manufacturing, analysis, discovery and diagnostics. It operates through four segments: Life Sciences Solutions, Analytical Instruments, Specialty Diagnostics, and Laboratory Products and Services.

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