Medtronic (MDT) Releases FY 2020 Earnings Guidance

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) issued an update on its FY 2020 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.44-5.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.44. The company issued revenue guidance of $31.779-31.779 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $31.7 billion.Medtronic also updated its FY20 guidance to $5.44-5.50 EPS.

NYSE MDT traded up $1.56 during trading on Thursday, reaching $90.32. 232,378 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,874,998. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a quick ratio of 1.92 and a current ratio of 2.36. The company has a market capitalization of $117.71 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.61, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.18 and a beta of 0.78. Medtronic has a 12-month low of $81.66 and a 12-month high of $100.15.

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 23rd. The medical technology company reported $1.54 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.47 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $8.15 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.12 billion. Medtronic had a net margin of 16.10% and a return on equity of 13.85%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.42 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Medtronic will post 5.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

MDT has been the topic of a number of research reports. Needham & Company LLC reissued a strong-buy rating and set a $117.00 target price (down previously from $120.00) on shares of Medtronic in a research report on Monday, February 4th. Oppenheimer set a $104.00 target price on shares of Medtronic and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 20th. Wells Fargo & Co cut their price objective on shares of Medtronic from $101.00 to $100.00 and set a market perform rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 4th. Citigroup lifted their price objective on shares of Medtronic from $95.00 to $101.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Monday, February 25th. Finally, Barclays reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $104.00 price objective on shares of Medtronic in a research report on Wednesday, February 20th. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Medtronic presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $103.39.

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About Medtronic

Medtronic plc develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells device-based medical therapies to hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients worldwide. It operates through four segments: Cardiac and Vascular Group, Minimally Invasive Therapies Group, Restorative Therapies Group, and Diabetes Group.

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