Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) received a $200.00 price objective from research analysts at Northcoast Research in a report released on Tuesday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the industrial products company’s stock. Northcoast Research’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 21.37% from the company’s previous close.

ZBRA has been the topic of several other research reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Zebra Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $180.00 target price on shares of Zebra Technologies in a research report on Friday, September 21st. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Zebra Technologies from $135.00 to $160.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. Imperial Capital upped their price objective on shares of Zebra Technologies from $120.00 to $180.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Finally, Wellington Shields downgraded shares of Zebra Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “gradually accumulate” rating in a report on Friday, September 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $166.22.

NASDAQ:ZBRA traded up $3.99 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $164.79. 4,280 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 390,987. The company has a market cap of $9.49 billion, a PE ratio of 25.79 and a beta of 1.59. Zebra Technologies has a 52-week low of $101.49 and a 52-week high of $179.47. The company has a current ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 0.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.78.

Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The industrial products company reported $2.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.23 by $0.25. The company had revenue of $1.01 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $990.09 million. Zebra Technologies had a net margin of 4.33% and a return on equity of 49.48%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.51 EPS. As a group, analysts expect that Zebra Technologies will post 9.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, SVP Jim L. Kaput sold 5,703 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $162.18, for a total transaction of $924,912.54. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 20,436 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,314,310.48. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Anders Gustafsson sold 24,916 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $163.15, for a total transaction of $4,065,045.40. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 314,092 shares in the company, valued at $51,244,109.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 59,538 shares of company stock worth $9,817,605 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 2.30% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in Zebra Technologies by 3.8% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,634,346 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $663,870,000 after buying an additional 167,854 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its holdings in Zebra Technologies by 30.6% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 925,207 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $132,535,000 after buying an additional 216,621 shares in the last quarter. Columbus Circle Investors boosted its holdings in Zebra Technologies by 76.3% during the second quarter. Columbus Circle Investors now owns 586,742 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $84,051,000 after buying an additional 253,867 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in Zebra Technologies by 1.3% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 503,734 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $72,160,000 after buying an additional 6,229 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its holdings in Zebra Technologies by 44.5% during the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 477,731 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $68,435,000 after buying an additional 147,100 shares in the last quarter. 86.62% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Zebra Technologies Company Profile

With the unparalleled operational visibility Zebra provides, enterprises become as smart and connected as the world we live in. Real-time information – gleaned from visionary solutions including hardware, software and services – gives organizations the competitive edge they need to simplify operations, know more about their businesses and customers, and empower their mobile workers to succeed in today’s data-centric world.

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