Shares of AtriCure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $24.33.

A number of research analysts have commented on the stock. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective (down from $25.00) on shares of AtriCure in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. TheStreet downgraded shares of AtriCure from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of AtriCure from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Canaccord Genuity reduced their price target on shares of AtriCure from $28.00 to $24.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 price target on shares of AtriCure in a research report on Sunday, December 10th.

AtriCure (NASDAQ:ATRC) opened at $15.31 on Friday. AtriCure has a 52 week low of $14.88 and a 52 week high of $25.18. The company has a current ratio of 2.28, a quick ratio of 1.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. The company has a market cap of $518.84, a price-to-earnings ratio of -15.01 and a beta of 0.39.

In other news, CFO M. Andrew Wade sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.41, for a total value of $36,820.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 10.00% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. bought a new stake in AtriCure in the 3rd quarter valued at about $771,000. Skylands Capital LLC bought a new stake in AtriCure in the 4th quarter valued at about $1,368,000. State Street Corp lifted its position in AtriCure by 4.0% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 617,405 shares of the medical device company’s stock valued at $14,971,000 after purchasing an additional 23,790 shares during the last quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. bought a new stake in AtriCure in the 2nd quarter valued at about $315,000. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in AtriCure by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,446,732 shares of the medical device company’s stock valued at $35,083,000 after purchasing an additional 52,761 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.41% of the company’s stock.

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About AtriCure

AtriCure, Inc is an atrial fibrillation (Afib) solutions company. The Company develops, manufactures, and sells devices designed primarily for the surgical ablation of cardiac tissue and systems designed for the exclusion of the left atrial appendage. It has various product lines for the ablation of cardiac tissue, including its Isolator Synergy Ablation System, for the treatment of persistent and longstanding persistent forms of Afib in patients undergoing certain open concomitant procedures.

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