Brokerages expect Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) to announce $191.90 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Omnicell’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $192.19 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $191.60 million. Omnicell posted sales of $176.74 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 8.6%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, October 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Omnicell will report full year sales of $191.90 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $728.80 million to $731.86 million. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will post sales of $813.22 million per share, with estimates ranging from $808.50 million to $818.55 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Omnicell.

Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.02. The firm had revenue of $180.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $174.08 million. Omnicell had a positive return on equity of 0.41% and a negative net margin of 1.14%. Omnicell’s revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.38 earnings per share.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Craig Hallum increased their price objective on Omnicell from $46.00 to $52.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Dougherty & Co increased their price objective on Omnicell from $45.00 to $49.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. BidaskClub downgraded Omnicell from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Omnicell in a research report on Sunday, July 30th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on shares of Omnicell in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $49.00.

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In related news, VP Peter J. Kuipers sold 18,054 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.31, for a total value of $908,296.74. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 44,236 shares in the company, valued at $2,225,513.16. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Chairman Randall A. Lipps sold 9,900 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.00, for a total transaction of $425,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 208,982 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,986,226. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 199,823 shares of company stock valued at $9,301,391 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 3.77% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Omnicell during the first quarter worth approximately $125,000. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Omnicell by 136.3% in the first quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 3,571 shares of the company’s stock worth $145,000 after buying an additional 2,060 shares in the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its position in shares of Omnicell by 3.0% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 4,080 shares of the company’s stock worth $165,000 after buying an additional 120 shares in the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Omnicell during the first quarter worth approximately $170,000. Finally, Turner Investments LLC acquired a new position in shares of Omnicell during the second quarter worth approximately $181,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.35% of the company’s stock.

Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL) opened at 50.10 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $45.37 and its 200 day moving average price is $41.17. The stock’s market cap is $1.88 billion. Omnicell has a 52-week low of $30.35 and a 52-week high of $51.98.

About Omnicell

Omnicell, Inc provides automation and business analytics software solutions for patient-centric medication and supply management across the entire healthcare continuum, from the acute care hospital setting to post-acute skilled nursing and long-term care facilities to the home. It operates through two segments: Automation and Analytics, and Medication Adherence.

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