Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ:OFIX) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $49.95 and last traded at $49.90, with a volume of 61,229 shares. The stock had previously closed at $49.81.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on OFIX. SunTrust Banks, Inc. began coverage on Orthofix International N.V. in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $49.00 target price on the stock. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services began coverage on Orthofix International N.V. in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. They set a “buy” rating and a $53.25 target price on the stock. Langenberg & Company restated a “buy” rating and set a $53.25 target price on shares of Orthofix International N.V. in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. BTIG Research began coverage on Orthofix International N.V. in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $52.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Orthofix International N.V. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $52.75.

The firm has a 50-day moving average of $46.85 and a 200 day moving average of $42.39. The company has a market cap of $897.23 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 115.64 and a beta of 0.22.

Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ:OFIX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 7th. The medical device company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by $0.01. Orthofix International N.V. had a net margin of 1.88% and a return on equity of 9.96%. The company had revenue of $108.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $102.94 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.41 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Orthofix International N.V. will post $1.56 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CEO Brad Mason sold 2,733 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.10, for a total value of $131,457.30. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 188,053 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,045,349.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider Raymond Fujikawa sold 6,364 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.06, for a total transaction of $299,489.84. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 31,084 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,462,813.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Pinebridge Investments L.P. raised its stake in shares of Orthofix International N.V. by 2.3% in the 2nd quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 2,378 shares of the medical device company’s stock valued at $111,000 after buying an additional 53 shares in the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its stake in shares of Orthofix International N.V. by 79.3% in the 2nd quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 3,551 shares of the medical device company’s stock valued at $165,000 after buying an additional 1,571 shares in the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Orthofix International N.V. in the 1st quarter valued at $159,000. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan acquired a new position in shares of Orthofix International N.V. in the 2nd quarter valued at $196,000. Finally, Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new position in shares of Orthofix International N.V. in the 1st quarter valued at $175,000. Institutional investors own 94.43% of the company’s stock.

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About Orthofix International N.V.

Orthofix International N.V. (Orthofix) is a global medical device company. The Company is focused on providing reconstructive and regenerative orthopedic and spine solutions to physicians. The company operates in four segments: BioStim, Biologics, Extremity Fixation and Spine Fixation. Its BioStim solutions products include Cervical-Stim, Spinal-Stim and Physio-Stim.

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