Gradient Investments LLC purchased a new position in Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor purchased 1,265 shares of the medical technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $315,000.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the business. Stifel Financial Corp boosted its stake in Teleflex by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 5,399 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $1,121,000 after buying an additional 31 shares during the last quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its stake in Teleflex by 14.5% in the 2nd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 552 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $115,000 after buying an additional 70 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank boosted its stake in Teleflex by 0.6% in the 4th quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 35,546 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $9,778,000 after buying an additional 198 shares during the last quarter. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC boosted its stake in Teleflex by 3.9% in the 3rd quarter. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC now owns 5,444 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $1,317,000 after buying an additional 204 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Creative Planning boosted its stake in Teleflex by 6.0% in the 4th quarter. Creative Planning now owns 4,119 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $1,025,000 after buying an additional 234 shares during the last quarter. 89.22% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. Leerink Swann reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $321.00 price target (up from $307.00) on shares of Teleflex in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on Teleflex from $274.00 to $290.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Stephens reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $300.00 price target on shares of Teleflex in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. ValuEngine lowered Teleflex from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies initiated coverage on Teleflex in a report on Friday, November 10th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $295.00 price objective on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $283.89.

Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE TFX) opened at $254.95 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $11,496.57, a PE ratio of 31.55, a PEG ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 1.15. The company has a quick ratio of 3.70, a current ratio of 4.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. Teleflex Incorporated has a twelve month low of $175.00 and a twelve month high of $288.78.

In related news, Director George Babich, Jr. sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $252.57, for a total transaction of $631,425.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 10,259 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,591,115.63. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Stephen K. M.D. Klasko sold 200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $265.32, for a total value of $53,064.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 8,080 shares in the company, valued at $2,143,785.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 10,100 shares of company stock worth $2,671,994. Company insiders own 2.39% of the company’s stock.

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About Teleflex

Teleflex Incorporated is a provider of medical technology products. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and supplies single-use medical devices used by hospitals and healthcare providers for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications. The Company operates through six segments: Vascular North America; Anesthesia North America; Surgical North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia, and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

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