Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (ZBH) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald

Cantor Fitzgerald began coverage on shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZBH) in a report released on Thursday, June 29th, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued a neutral rating and a $137.00 price target on the medical equipment provider’s stock.

Several other analysts have also issued reports on ZBH. Needham & Company LLC lifted their target price on shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings from $151.00 to $153.00 and gave the company a strong-buy rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 4th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $132.00 target price on shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) initiated coverage on shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, May 16th. They issued a sell rating and a $92.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a buy rating and issued a $133.00 target price on shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, March 14th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, fifteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $138.36.

Zimmer Biomet Holdings (ZBH) traded down 1.32% on Thursday, reaching $123.78. The company had a trading volume of 1,523,106 shares. Zimmer Biomet Holdings has a one year low of $95.63 and a one year high of $133.49. The company’s 50 day moving average is $127.89 and its 200-day moving average is $121.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $24.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.25 and a beta of 1.21.

Zimmer Biomet Holdings (NYSE:ZBH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The medical equipment provider reported $2.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.10 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $1.95 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.95 billion. Zimmer Biomet Holdings had a net margin of 9.12% and a return on equity of 16.70%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $2.02 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Zimmer Biomet Holdings will post $8.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 28th. Investors of record on Friday, June 23rd were issued a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.78%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 21st. Zimmer Biomet Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 27.59%.

In related news, insider Sang Yi sold 17,731 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.56, for a total value of $2,208,573.36. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Chad F. Phipps sold 6,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $116.76, for a total transaction of $723,912.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.07% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Cibc World Markets Corp boosted its position in shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings by 52.9% in the first quarter. Cibc World Markets Corp now owns 21,007 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $2,565,000 after buying an additional 7,269 shares during the period. Norges Bank bought a new position in shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings during the fourth quarter worth about $234,271,000. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans boosted its position in shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings by 6.7% in the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 7,144 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $737,000 after buying an additional 450 shares during the period. GLG LLC boosted its position in shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings by 6.8% in the fourth quarter. GLG LLC now owns 10,058 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $1,038,000 after buying an additional 639 shares during the period. Finally, Auxier Asset Management boosted its position in shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. Auxier Asset Management now owns 86,514 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $8,928,000 after buying an additional 2,750 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.37% of the company’s stock.

Zimmer Biomet Holdings Company Profile

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing of orthopedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products; office-based technologies; spine, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants, and related surgical products.

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