21,628 Shares in Insulet Co. (PODD) Purchased by Macquarie Group Ltd.
Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of Insulet Co. (NASDAQ:PODD) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 21,628 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock, valued at approximately $1,191,000.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of PODD. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in Insulet by 11.4% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,302 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $118,000 after buying an additional 235 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new position in Insulet during the second quarter worth $180,000. Wrapmanager Inc. purchased a new position in Insulet during the second quarter worth $217,000. RNC Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Insulet during the second quarter worth $225,000. Finally, Strs Ohio boosted its stake in Insulet by 35.0% during the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 5,400 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $277,000 after buying an additional 1,400 shares during the period.
Shares of Insulet Co. (PODD) opened at $69.76 on Friday. Insulet Co. has a 52-week low of $36.68 and a 52-week high of $72.99. The company has a current ratio of 4.88, a quick ratio of 4.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.65.
PODD has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Barclays lifted their price objective on shares of Insulet from $70.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on shares of Insulet from $55.00 to $63.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Insulet from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Robert W. Baird set a $65.00 price objective on shares of Insulet and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Wedbush reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price objective (up from $60.00) on shares of Insulet in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $61.07.
In other news, Director James C. Mullen acquired 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $67.45 per share, for a total transaction of $168,625.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders own 1.90% of the company’s stock.
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Insulet Corporation is engaged in the development, manufacturing and sale of the OmniPod Insulin Management System (the OmniPod System), an insulin delivery system for people with insulin-dependent diabetes. The Omnipod System features a self-adhesive disposable tubeless Omnipod device, which is worn on the body for approximately three days at a time and its wireless companion, the handheld Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM).
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