MarineMax Inc. (NYSE:HZO) was up 4.1% on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $17.88 and last traded at $17.85, with a volume of 79,193 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $17.14.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on HZO shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of MarineMax from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 6th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $25.00 price target on shares of MarineMax in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. Finally, Forward View reissued a “hold” rating on shares of MarineMax in a research report on Saturday, May 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $24.40.

The firm has a market capitalization of $444.20 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.01. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $16.68 and its 200 day moving average price is $17.38.

MarineMax (NYSE:HZO) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, April 26th. The company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.03. The firm earned $200 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $192.52 million. The business’s revenue was up 16.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.02 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that MarineMax Inc. will post $0.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, EVP W Brett Mcgill sold 2,463 shares of MarineMax stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, April 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.12, for a total value of $49,555.56. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 8,540 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $171,824.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO William H. Mcgill, Jr. sold 12,504 shares of MarineMax stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, April 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.12, for a total transaction of $251,580.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 249,190 shares in the company, valued at $5,013,702.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds recently bought and sold shares of the company. Eagle Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in MarineMax by 7.0% in the fourth quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. now owns 850,182 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,660,000 after buying an additional 55,674 shares in the last quarter. Investment Management of Virginia LLC boosted its stake in MarineMax by 18.2% in the fourth quarter. Investment Management of Virginia LLC now owns 99,847 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,839,000 after buying an additional 15,357 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in MarineMax by 69.2% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 75,924 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,399,000 after buying an additional 31,059 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in MarineMax by 15.8% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 72,905 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,343,000 after buying an additional 9,950 shares in the last quarter.

MarineMax, Inc is a recreational boat dealer in the United States. The Company engages in the retail sale, brokerage, and service of used boats, motors, trailers, marine parts and accessories and offers slip and storage accommodations in certain locations. It offers related boat financing, insurance and extended service contracts.

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