Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD) Reaches New 1-Year High at $115.61

Shares of Insulet Co. (NASDAQ:PODD) reached a new 52-week high on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $115.61 and last traded at $115.51, with a volume of 7851 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $109.77.

Several analysts have weighed in on PODD shares. BidaskClub raised Insulet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 9th. Canaccord Genuity raised their price target on Insulet from $90.00 to $100.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 19th. Northland Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 price target on shares of Insulet in a report on Tuesday, February 26th. Oppenheimer set a $100.00 price target on Insulet and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 26th. Finally, BTIG Research raised Insulet from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $115.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, May 6th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Insulet currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $105.10.

The firm has a market cap of $6.71 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 2,288.60 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a quick ratio of 3.71, a current ratio of 4.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.68.

Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 2nd. The medical instruments supplier reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $159.56 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $154.66 million. Insulet had a return on equity of 7.01% and a net margin of 2.37%. Insulet’s revenue for the quarter was up 29.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.11) EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Insulet Co. will post 0.27 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director Sally Crawford sold 28,347 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.60, for a total transaction of $3,078,484.20. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 28,469 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,091,733.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, COO Charles Alpuche sold 3,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $104.78, for a total value of $408,642.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 54,289 shares of company stock worth $5,725,737. 3.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Cresset Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Insulet during the 1st quarter valued at about $30,000. Manchester Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Insulet during the 1st quarter valued at about $31,000. Meridian Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Insulet during the 1st quarter valued at about $48,000. PRW Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Insulet during the 4th quarter valued at about $40,000. Finally, Tyers Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Insulet during the 1st quarter valued at about $49,000.

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Insulet Company Profile (NASDAQ:PODD)

Insulet Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells insulin delivery systems for people with insulin-dependent diabetes. The company offers Omnipod System, which consists of self-adhesive disposable tubeless Omnipod device (the pod) that delivers insulin into the body; and Personal Diabetes Manager, a handheld wireless device, which programs the Pod.

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