Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) CFO Raul Jr. Parra sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $57.11, for a total value of $114,220.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 2,000 shares in the company, valued at $114,220. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.
Raul Jr. Parra also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Thursday, March 14th, Raul Jr. Parra sold 5,000 shares of Merit Medical Systems stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.20, for a total value of $301,000.00.
Shares of NASDAQ MMSI opened at $56.75 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $3.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.58, a PEG ratio of 2.45 and a beta of 1.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a current ratio of 2.36. Merit Medical Systems, Inc. has a 52-week low of $47.30 and a 52-week high of $66.34.
A number of research firms recently commented on MMSI. ValuEngine cut Merit Medical Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 25th. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Merit Medical Systems in a report on Thursday, April 25th. BidaskClub upgraded Merit Medical Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Merit Medical Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $67.80.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in MMSI. Jennison Associates LLC increased its holdings in Merit Medical Systems by 29.3% in the first quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 784,955 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $48,534,000 after buying an additional 177,811 shares during the last quarter. MML Investors Services LLC increased its holdings in Merit Medical Systems by 5.5% in the first quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 9,533 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $589,000 after buying an additional 497 shares during the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA increased its holdings in Merit Medical Systems by 178.1% in the first quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 262,737 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $16,245,000 after buying an additional 168,276 shares during the last quarter. THB Asset Management purchased a new position in Merit Medical Systems in the first quarter valued at $474,000. Finally, Swiss National Bank increased its holdings in Merit Medical Systems by 3.2% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 99,900 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $6,177,000 after buying an additional 3,100 shares during the last quarter. 96.58% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
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About Merit Medical Systems
Merit Medical Systems, Inc manufactures and markets disposable medical devices for interventional, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures in cardiology, radiology, oncology, critical care, and endoscopy. The company operates through Cardiovascular and Endoscopy segments. It provides peripheral intervention products, including access, angiography, intervention, and drainage and biopsy for diagnosis and treatment of diseases in peripheral vessels and organs; and cardiac intervention products, such as access, angiography, hemostasis, intervention, and electrophysiology and cardiac rhythm management products to treat various heart conditions.
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