Omnicell’s (OMCL) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Cantor Fitzgerald

Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated their buy rating on shares of Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL) in a report released on Wednesday morning. They currently have a $60.00 price objective on the stock.

“On Wednesday, December 13, we hosted a series of investor meetings with Omnicell’s CFO, Peter Kuipers.”,” Cantor Fitzgerald’s analyst commented.

A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in on OMCL. Zacks Investment Research cut Omnicell from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $55.00 price objective on shares of Omnicell in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Craig Hallum reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $62.00 price objective (up from $52.00) on shares of Omnicell in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Benchmark boosted their target price on Omnicell from $55.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $55.14.

Shares of Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL) traded down $0.25 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $51.15. The stock had a trading volume of 274,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 255,613. Omnicell has a twelve month low of $31.85 and a twelve month high of $55.40. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38.

Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42. Omnicell had a negative return on equity of 0.79% and a negative net margin of 0.51%. The business had revenue of $186.78 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $192.45 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.40 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Omnicell will post 0.12 EPS for the current year.

In related news, VP Peter J. Kuipers sold 4,724 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.74, for a total transaction of $225,523.76. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 40,544 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,935,570.56. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Peter J. Kuipers sold 3,532 shares of Omnicell stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.96, for a total value of $179,990.72. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 40,714 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,074,785.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 38,944 shares of company stock valued at $1,889,592 over the last three months. 3.77% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Turner Investments LLC purchased a new stake in Omnicell during the 2nd quarter worth about $181,000. Flinton Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Omnicell by 74.6% during the 2nd quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 4,216 shares of the company’s stock worth $182,000 after buying an additional 1,802 shares during the last quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Omnicell by 76.3% during the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 4,230 shares of the company’s stock worth $182,000 after buying an additional 1,830 shares during the last quarter. Marco Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Omnicell during the 3rd quarter worth about $231,000. Finally, Sei Investments Co. lifted its holdings in Omnicell by 36.4% during the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 4,652 shares of the company’s stock worth $200,000 after buying an additional 1,242 shares during the last quarter. 99.85% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Omnicell Company Profile

Omnicell, Inc provides automation and business analytics software solutions for patient-centric medication and supply management across the entire healthcare continuum, from the acute care hospital setting to post-acute skilled nursing and long-term care facilities to the home. It operates through two segments: Automation and Analytics, and Medication Adherence.

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