BioTelemetry (NASDAQ:BEAT) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.
Several other equities analysts have also commented on the company. TheStreet lowered BioTelemetry from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. Dougherty & Co reissued a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective (up previously from $40.00) on shares of BioTelemetry in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered BioTelemetry from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. BioTelemetry currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $43.00.
Shares of BioTelemetry stock opened at $34.40 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.66, a current ratio of 1.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. The firm has a market cap of $1,106.15, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.46, a PEG ratio of 1.70 and a beta of 0.86. BioTelemetry has a 12 month low of $23.30 and a 12 month high of $39.20.
In other news, insider Fred Broadway sold 54,158 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.17, for a total transaction of $1,850,578.86. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 64,880 shares in the company, valued at $2,216,949.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 8.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. First Dallas Securities Inc. bought a new position in shares of BioTelemetry during the fourth quarter valued at $133,000. Landscape Capital Management L.L.C. bought a new position in shares of BioTelemetry during the fourth quarter valued at $248,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new position in shares of BioTelemetry during the third quarter valued at $279,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new stake in BioTelemetry in the 4th quarter worth about $297,000. Finally, Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in BioTelemetry by 21.5% in the 4th quarter. Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc. now owns 10,134 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $303,000 after buying an additional 1,796 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 87.13% of the company’s stock.
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BioTelemetry Company Profile
BioTelemetry, Inc, a mobile and wireless medical technology company, provides cardiac and mobile blood glucose monitoring (BGM), centralized medical imaging, and original equipment manufacturing services for the healthcare and clinical research industries. It operates in three segments: Healthcare, Research, and Technology.
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