Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. (NYSE:MTD) CFO Shawn Vadala sold 226 shares of Mettler-Toledo International stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $629.36, for a total value of $142,235.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 5,299 shares in the company, valued at $3,334,978.64. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. (MTD) traded up $0.42 on Friday, reaching $630.92. The company had a trading volume of 97,265 shares, compared to its average volume of 158,460. Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. has a 1 year low of $407.87 and a 1 year high of $694.48. The company has a quick ratio of 1.11, a current ratio of 1.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.05. The company has a market capitalization of $16,130.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.36, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.88 and a beta of 1.13.

Mettler-Toledo International (NYSE:MTD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The medical instruments supplier reported $4.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $4.32 by $0.04. Mettler-Toledo International had a return on equity of 96.81% and a net margin of 16.44%. The firm had revenue of $698.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $685.56 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $3.89 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. will post 17.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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MTD has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Bank of America Corporation lifted their price objective on Mettler-Toledo International from $640.00 to $710.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Robert W. Baird lifted their price objective on Mettler-Toledo International from $605.00 to $675.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Mettler-Toledo International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on Mettler-Toledo International from $535.00 to $545.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $600.00 price objective on shares of Mettler-Toledo International in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $621.57.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. First Personal Financial Services boosted its holdings in Mettler-Toledo International by 2.8% during the second quarter. First Personal Financial Services now owns 186 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $109,000 after purchasing an additional 5 shares in the last quarter. Sun Life Financial INC boosted its holdings in Mettler-Toledo International by 2,585.7% during the second quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 188 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $111,000 after purchasing an additional 181 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Mettler-Toledo International during the second quarter valued at approximately $118,000. Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new stake in Mettler-Toledo International during the third quarter valued at approximately $193,000. Finally, CAPROCK Group Inc. acquired a new stake in Mettler-Toledo International during the second quarter valued at approximately $205,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.52% of the company’s stock.

Mettler-Toledo International Company Profile

Mettler-Toledo International Inc is a supplier of precision instruments and services. The Company operates through five segments: U.S. Operations, Swiss Operations, Western European Operations, Chinese Operations and Other. The Company manufactures weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, packaging, logistics and food retailing applications.

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