Wall Street brokerages expect Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) to post earnings of $1.02 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have made estimates for Hill-Rom’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $1.01 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.02. Hill-Rom reported earnings of $0.88 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 15.9%. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Friday, April 27th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Hill-Rom will report full year earnings of $4.62 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.60 to $4.63. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $5.13 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.08 to $5.19. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that cover Hill-Rom.

Hill-Rom (NYSE:HRC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January 26th. The medical technology company reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.13. Hill-Rom had a net margin of 7.14% and a return on equity of 20.24%. The firm had revenue of $669.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $670.00 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.75 earnings per share. Hill-Rom’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several brokerages have issued reports on HRC. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Hill-Rom from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Hill-Rom from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Raymond James Financial raised shares of Hill-Rom from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $94.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Barclays increased their price objective on shares of Hill-Rom from $86.00 to $90.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Hill-Rom in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $95.38.

Shares of Hill-Rom (NYSE HRC) traded down $0.96 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $82.44. 858,663 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 663,351. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.39, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.29. Hill-Rom has a one year low of $59.96 and a one year high of $91.11. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,380.00, a P/E ratio of 27.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.45 and a beta of 1.05.

In other news, CEO John J. Greisch sold 125,241 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.59, for a total transaction of $10,343,654.19. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 280,851 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $23,195,484.09. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Paul Sherwood Johnson sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.99, for a total transaction of $82,990.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 1,066 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $88,467.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 226,241 shares of company stock valued at $18,708,644 in the last three months. Corporate insiders own 1.90% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in HRC. Citigroup Inc. grew its position in shares of Hill-Rom by 21.1% during the second quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 2,483 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $198,000 after buying an additional 433 shares in the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale grew its position in shares of Hill-Rom by 101.0% during the third quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 2,720 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $204,000 after buying an additional 1,367 shares in the last quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new stake in shares of Hill-Rom during the third quarter worth approximately $207,000. CAPROCK Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Hill-Rom during the fourth quarter worth approximately $211,000. Finally, Braun Stacey Associates Inc. acquired a new position in Hill-Rom in the fourth quarter worth $233,000. 81.34% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Hill-Rom Company Profile

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc is a global medical technology company. The Company operates through four segments: North America Patient Support Systems, International Patient Support Systems, Front Line Care and Surgical Solutions. The Company’s products and services include Patient Support Systems, Front Line Care and Surgical Solutions.

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