Insider Selling: Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) VP Sells 1,474 Shares of Stock

Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) VP Catherine M. Szyman sold 1,474 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $184.55, for a total transaction of $272,026.70. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 20,250 shares in the company, valued at $3,737,137.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of NYSE EW opened at $183.93 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a quick ratio of 2.69 and a current ratio of 3.66. The firm has a market capitalization of $38.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.13, a P/E/G ratio of 2.35 and a beta of 0.85. Edwards Lifesciences Corp has a 52-week low of $134.53 and a 52-week high of $197.86.

Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 23rd. The medical research company reported $1.32 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.23 by $0.09. Edwards Lifesciences had a net margin of 20.03% and a return on equity of 31.16%. The business had revenue of $993.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $989.87 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.22 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 11.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Edwards Lifesciences Corp will post 5.29 earnings per share for the current year.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Pinnacle Bank purchased a new position in shares of Edwards Lifesciences in the 4th quarter worth $65,000. Mackay Shields LLC boosted its stake in shares of Edwards Lifesciences by 58.8% during the 4th quarter. Mackay Shields LLC now owns 53,020 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $8,121,000 after purchasing an additional 19,624 shares during the period. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC boosted its stake in shares of Edwards Lifesciences by 3.8% during the 4th quarter. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC now owns 1,573 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $242,000 after purchasing an additional 57 shares during the period. Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV purchased a new position in shares of Edwards Lifesciences during the 1st quarter worth about $843,000. Finally, National Pension Service boosted its stake in shares of Edwards Lifesciences by 5.4% during the 4th quarter. National Pension Service now owns 226,191 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $39,837,000 after purchasing an additional 11,615 shares during the period. 82.12% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several analysts have recently commented on EW shares. Bank of America raised their price objective on shares of Edwards Lifesciences from $190.00 to $215.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 18th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $215.00 price target (up from $190.00) on shares of Edwards Lifesciences in a report on Monday, March 18th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on shares of Edwards Lifesciences from $190.00 to $200.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 24th. Jefferies Financial Group lifted their price target on shares of Edwards Lifesciences from $195.00 to $210.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Edwards Lifesciences from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $203.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, April 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $186.52.

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About Edwards Lifesciences

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation provides products and technologies for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring in the United States and internationally. It offers transcatheter heart valve therapy products comprising transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and transcatheter mitral and tricuspid therapies for the nonsurgical replacement of heart valves.

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