Insulet (PODD) Upgraded at UBS Group
Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD) was upgraded by equities researchers at UBS Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report released on Monday, The Fly reports.
Other equities analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of Insulet from $55.00 to $63.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Barclays began coverage on shares of Insulet in a research note on Friday, September 15th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $65.00 target price for the company. Leerink Swann reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $74.00 target price (up previously from $65.00) on shares of Insulet in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Insulet from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $68.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity raised shares of Insulet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $50.00 to $65.00 in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Insulet currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $62.53.
Shares of Insulet (NASDAQ PODD) traded down $3.04 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $75.08. 1,101,800 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 750,133. Insulet has a fifty-two week low of $38.19 and a fifty-two week high of $78.65. The company has a market capitalization of $4,550.00, a P/E ratio of -150.16 and a beta of 1.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.65, a current ratio of 4.88 and a quick ratio of 4.42.
In related news, Director James C. Mullen purchased 2,500 shares of Insulet stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $67.45 per share, for a total transaction of $168,625.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.
Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its holdings in Insulet by 11.4% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,302 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $118,000 after purchasing an additional 235 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in Insulet in the second quarter worth $180,000. RNC Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Insulet in the second quarter worth $225,000. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in Insulet in the third quarter worth $242,000. Finally, Amalgamated Bank grew its holdings in Insulet by 5.7% in the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 7,476 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $384,000 after purchasing an additional 406 shares during the period.
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Insulet Corporation is engaged in the development, manufacturing and sale of the OmniPod Insulin Management System (the OmniPod System), an insulin delivery system for people with insulin-dependent diabetes. The Omnipod System features a self-adhesive disposable tubeless Omnipod device, which is worn on the body for approximately three days at a time and its wireless companion, the handheld Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM).
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