Ardsley Advisory Partners lessened its position in Boston Scientific Co. (NYSE:BSX) by 50.0% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 10,000 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 10,000 shares during the period. Ardsley Advisory Partners’ holdings in Boston Scientific were worth $327,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Rampart Investment Management Company LLC raised its position in shares of Boston Scientific by 230.9% in the first quarter. Rampart Investment Management Company LLC now owns 55,820 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $1,525,000 after buying an additional 38,950 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. raised its position in shares of Boston Scientific by 7.8% in the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 3,853,853 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $126,021,000 after buying an additional 278,777 shares during the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Boston Scientific by 63.6% in the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 319,940 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $10,462,000 after buying an additional 124,350 shares during the last quarter. Tdam USA Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Boston Scientific in the second quarter valued at approximately $3,758,000. Finally, State Treasurer State of Michigan increased its position in Boston Scientific by 0.9% during the second quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan now owns 408,496 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $13,358,000 after purchasing an additional 3,700 shares during the last quarter. 90.91% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other news, EVP David A. Pierce sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, July 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.42, for a total value of $162,100.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 29,201 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $946,696.42. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Michael F. Mahoney sold 116,666 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, September 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.88, for a total transaction of $4,185,976.08. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 2,023,104 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $72,588,971.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 175,250 shares of company stock valued at $6,196,995 in the last three months. Company insiders own 0.73% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “strong-buy” rating on shares of Boston Scientific in a research report on Friday, July 6th. BMO Capital Markets upped their price target on shares of Boston Scientific to $36.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 10th. Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on shares of Boston Scientific in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $38.00 price target for the company. ValuEngine raised shares of Boston Scientific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 11th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies upped their price target on shares of Boston Scientific to $38.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, eighteen have issued a buy rating and three have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Boston Scientific has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $36.18.

Boston Scientific stock opened at $36.44 on Thursday. Boston Scientific Co. has a 52-week low of $24.54 and a 52-week high of $37.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $49.58 billion, a PE ratio of 28.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.49 and a beta of 0.63. The company has a quick ratio of 0.60, a current ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62.

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 25th. The medical equipment provider reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.07. Boston Scientific had a net margin of 5.48% and a return on equity of 26.35%. The company had revenue of $2.49 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.47 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.32 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Boston Scientific Co. will post 1.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Boston Scientific Company Profile

Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for use in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. It operates through three segments: Cardiovascular, Rhythm Management, and MedSurg. The company offers interventional cardiology products, including drug-eluting coronary stent systems used in the treatment of coronary artery disease; percutaneous coronary interventions therapy products to treat atherosclerosis; intravascular catheter-directed ultrasound imaging catheters, fractional flow reserve devices, and systems for use in coronary arteries and heart chambers, as well as certain peripheral vessels; and structural heart therapy systems.

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