Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) Director Robert S. Epstein sold 1,250 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $226.55, for a total value of $283,187.50. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 9,088 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,058,886.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ ILMN) traded down $2.39 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $211.06. The company had a trading volume of 1,050,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 958,333. Illumina, Inc. has a 1 year low of $119.37 and a 1 year high of $230.72. The company has a current ratio of 4.22, a quick ratio of 3.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. The stock has a market cap of $30,920.00, a P/E ratio of 62.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.53 and a beta of 0.79.

Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The life sciences company reported $1.11 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.12. Illumina had a return on equity of 19.42% and a net margin of 30.34%. The firm had revenue of $714.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $692.77 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.97 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Illumina, Inc. will post 3.75 EPS for the current year.

ILMN has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Vetr raised Illumina from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $209.78 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Barclays reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $150.00 target price on shares of Illumina in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub lowered Illumina from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Leerink Swann reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $225.00 target price (up from $207.00) on shares of Illumina in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Argus lifted their target price on Illumina from $205.00 to $235.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $201.98.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in Illumina by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,904,340 shares of the life sciences company’s stock worth $1,718,601,000 after buying an additional 255,498 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its stake in Illumina by 3.1% during the 3rd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 2,512,167 shares of the life sciences company’s stock valued at $500,416,000 after purchasing an additional 76,452 shares during the last quarter. Capital World Investors grew its stake in Illumina by 23.8% during the 2nd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 2,135,000 shares of the life sciences company’s stock valued at $370,465,000 after purchasing an additional 410,000 shares during the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC grew its stake in Illumina by 55.6% during the 2nd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 1,475,669 shares of the life sciences company’s stock valued at $256,058,000 after purchasing an additional 527,548 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Winslow Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Illumina during the 2nd quarter valued at about $211,584,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.75% of the company’s stock.

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Illumina Company Profile

Illumina, Inc (Illumina) is a provider of sequencing- and array-based solutions for genetic analysis. The Company operates through two segments: Core Illumina and the consolidated variable interest entities (VIEs), which include the activities of GRAIL, Inc (GRAIL) and Helix Holdings I, LLC (Helix). Core Illumina consists of its core operations.

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