Equities analysts expect that Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) will report sales of $735.16 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Seven analysts have provided estimates for Illumina’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $728.41 million and the highest estimate coming in at $741.30 million. Illumina reported sales of $619.35 million during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 18.7%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th.

On average, analysts expect that Illumina will report full-year sales of $735.16 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $2.70 billion to $2.72 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will post sales of $3.07 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $2.97 billion to $3.19 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Illumina.

Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The life sciences company reported $1.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $714.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $692.77 million. Illumina had a return on equity of 19.42% and a net margin of 30.34%. The business’s revenue was up 17.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.97 earnings per share.

ILMN has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Illumina from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $195.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Deutsche Bank AG set a $175.00 target price on Illumina and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. BidaskClub upgraded Illumina from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. First Analysis upgraded Illumina from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $176.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co restated an “overweight” rating and set a $250.00 target price on shares of Illumina in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $200.88.

Illumina (NASDAQ ILMN) opened at $215.35 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $30,959.30, a PE ratio of 62.00, a P/E/G ratio of 3.50 and a beta of 0.74. Illumina has a 12-month low of $119.37 and a 12-month high of $215.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 4.22 and a quick ratio of 3.73.

In other Illumina news, SVP Oene Mark Van sold 9,729 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $211.33, for a total value of $2,056,029.57. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 24,908 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,263,807.64. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Jay T. Flatley sold 2,540 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $197.39, for a total transaction of $501,370.60. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 539,176 shares in the company, valued at $106,427,950.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 172,446 shares of company stock worth $35,486,114. Insiders own 0.89% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Illumina by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,904,340 shares of the life sciences company’s stock worth $1,718,601,000 after purchasing an additional 255,498 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its position in shares of Illumina by 3.1% during the 3rd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 2,512,167 shares of the life sciences company’s stock worth $500,416,000 after purchasing an additional 76,452 shares during the last quarter. Capital World Investors raised its position in shares of Illumina by 23.8% during the 2nd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 2,135,000 shares of the life sciences company’s stock worth $370,465,000 after purchasing an additional 410,000 shares during the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of Illumina by 55.6% during the 2nd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 1,475,669 shares of the life sciences company’s stock worth $256,058,000 after purchasing an additional 527,548 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Winslow Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Illumina during the 2nd quarter worth about $211,584,000. 90.76% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Illumina Company Profile

Illumina, Inc (Illumina) is a provider of sequencing- and array-based solutions for genetic analysis. The Company operates through two segments: Core Illumina and the consolidated variable interest entities (VIEs), which include the activities of GRAIL, Inc (GRAIL) and Helix Holdings I, LLC (Helix). Core Illumina consists of its core operations.

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