Omnicell, Inc. (OMCL) Downgraded to Buy at BidaskClub

BidaskClub lowered shares of Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Monday, July 31st.

A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the company. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a hold rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of Omnicell in a research note on Sunday, July 30th. Dougherty & Co raised their price objective on Omnicell from $45.00 to $49.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Craig Hallum raised their price objective on Omnicell from $46.00 to $52.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a buy rating and issued a $47.00 target price on shares of Omnicell in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Omnicell from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $49.00.

Shares of Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL) traded up 0.51% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $49.55. 244,016 shares of the stock were exchanged. Omnicell has a 52-week low of $30.35 and a 52-week high of $51.97. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $46.29 and a 200 day moving average price of $41.70. The firm’s market cap is $1.86 billion.

Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.02. The firm had revenue of $180.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $174.08 million. Omnicell had a positive return on equity of 0.41% and a negative net margin of 1.14%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.38 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Omnicell will post $1.31 earnings per share for the current year.

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In related news, EVP Dan S. Johnston sold 16,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.86, for a total transaction of $801,304.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 51,621 shares in the company, valued at $2,522,202.06. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Randall A. Lipps sold 40,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.76, for a total value of $1,990,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 196,551 shares in the company, valued at $9,780,377.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 214,932 shares of company stock valued at $10,204,151 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 3.77% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in OMCL. Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new position in shares of Omnicell during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $788,000. Guggenheim Capital LLC increased its position in shares of Omnicell by 75.4% in the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 48,053 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,628,000 after buying an additional 20,663 shares during the last quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Omnicell by 26.6% in the fourth quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 24,935 shares of the company’s stock valued at $845,000 after buying an additional 5,236 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank acquired a new position in shares of Omnicell during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $10,913,000. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its position in shares of Omnicell by 9.2% in the fourth quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 188,158 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,378,000 after buying an additional 15,779 shares during the last quarter. 96.35% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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