Shares of Luminex Corp. (NASDAQ:LMNX) saw strong trading volume on Thursday . 246,321 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 2% from the previous session’s volume of 241,799 shares.The stock last traded at $21.57 and had previously closed at $21.47.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Piper Jaffray Cos. reissued a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 target price (up previously from $19.00) on shares of Luminex Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. Leerink Swann reissued a “hold” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Luminex Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Luminex Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 28th. Jefferies Group lifted their price target on shares of Luminex Corp. from $21.00 to $23.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Luminex Corp. from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $18.00 to $22.00 in a research note on Thursday. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.20.

The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $21.76 and its 200 day moving average price is $20.12. The firm has a market capitalization of $944.56 million and a PE ratio of 22.64.

Luminex Corp. (NASDAQ:LMNX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.15 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $64.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $61.20 million. The business’s revenue was up 8.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.27 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Luminex Corp. will post $0.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Luminex Corp. stock. Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in shares of Luminex Corp. (NASDAQ:LMNX) by 4.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 69,917 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,100 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.16% of Luminex Corp. worth $1,496,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Luminex Corporation develops, manufactures and sells biological testing technologies with applications throughout the diagnostics, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. The Company has a range of instruments using its xMAP technology, including its LUMINEX 100/200 systems offer 100-plex testing; the Company’s FLEXMAP 3D system is its high-throughput, 500-plex testing system, and its MAGPIX system provides 50-plex testing using imaging rather than flow cytometry.

Get Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.