Illumina, Inc. (ILMN) Hits New 52-Week High at $222.32

Shares of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $222.32 and last traded at $214.86, with a volume of 218100 shares. The stock had previously closed at $215.35.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on ILMN. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $205.00 target price (up from $200.00) on shares of Illumina in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a $150.00 target price on shares of Illumina in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Illumina from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. First Analysis raised Illumina from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $176.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Illumina from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Illumina has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $200.88.

The company has a market cap of $31,369.56, a PE ratio of 62.82, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.55 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a quick ratio of 3.73 and a current ratio of 4.22.

Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The life sciences company reported $1.11 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $714.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $692.77 million. Illumina had a return on equity of 19.42% and a net margin of 30.34%. Illumina’s revenue was up 17.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.97 EPS. analysts anticipate that Illumina, Inc. will post 3.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, SVP Charles Dadswell sold 145 shares of Illumina stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $205.71, for a total value of $29,827.95. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CAO Michel Bouchard sold 616 shares of Illumina stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $200.00, for a total value of $123,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 15,161 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,032,200. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 189,906 shares of company stock valued at $39,211,744 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 0.89% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Illumina by 2.6% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,904,340 shares of the life sciences company’s stock worth $1,718,601,000 after purchasing an additional 255,498 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its stake in Illumina by 3.1% during the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 2,512,167 shares of the life sciences company’s stock worth $500,416,000 after purchasing an additional 76,452 shares during the last quarter. Capital World Investors lifted its stake in Illumina by 23.8% during the second quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 2,135,000 shares of the life sciences company’s stock worth $370,465,000 after purchasing an additional 410,000 shares during the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in Illumina by 55.6% during the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 1,475,669 shares of the life sciences company’s stock worth $256,058,000 after purchasing an additional 527,548 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Winslow Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Illumina during the second quarter worth approximately $211,584,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.76% of the company’s stock.

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Illumina Company Profile

Illumina, Inc (Illumina) is a provider of sequencing- and array-based solutions for genetic analysis. The Company operates through two segments: Core Illumina and the consolidated variable interest entities (VIEs), which include the activities of GRAIL, Inc (GRAIL) and Helix Holdings I, LLC (Helix). Core Illumina consists of its core operations.

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