Asante Solutions (PUMP) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Asante Solutions (NASDAQ:PUMP) from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Thursday morning.

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A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on PUMP. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a buy rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of Asante Solutions in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. BidaskClub raised shares of Asante Solutions from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of Asante Solutions in a report on Thursday, October 5th. They issued a buy rating and a $18.00 price objective for the company. Royal Bank of Canada set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Asante Solutions and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Sunday, October 22nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upped their price objective on shares of Asante Solutions from $17.00 to $20.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Asante Solutions has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $20.85.

Asante Solutions (NASDAQ:PUMP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $282.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $261.69 million. Asante Solutions’s quarterly revenue was up 32.4% compared to the same quarter last year.

In other Asante Solutions news, major shareholder Energy Capital Partners Ii, Ll sold 13,800,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.07, for a total transaction of $207,966,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in PUMP. State Street Corp purchased a new position in Asante Solutions during the second quarter worth about $5,033,000. Balyasny Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Asante Solutions in the second quarter valued at approximately $4,841,000. Fred Alger Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Asante Solutions in the second quarter valued at approximately $3,497,000. Viking Fund Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Asante Solutions by 29.1% in the third quarter. Viking Fund Management LLC now owns 1,020,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,637,000 after purchasing an additional 230,000 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp purchased a new position in shares of Asante Solutions in the second quarter valued at approximately $1,383,000.

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About Asante Solutions

Asante Solutions, Inc is a medical device company. The Company is a manufacturer of Asante Snap Insulin Pump System (Snap system), which is a pump featuring a modular design with pre-filled insulin cartridges and disposable pump bodies, utilized in combination with a controller. The Snap system comprises four components: the Snap system controller, a disposable pump body, disposable pre-filled insulin cartridges and disposable infusion sets.

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