Hill-Rom (NYSE:HRC) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Friday, January 25th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.98 per share for the quarter.

Hill-Rom (NYSE:HRC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 2nd. The medical technology company reported $1.63 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.51 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $759.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $750.90 million. Hill-Rom had a return on equity of 21.10% and a net margin of 8.86%. Hill-Rom’s quarterly revenue was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.32 EPS. On average, analysts expect Hill-Rom to post $5 EPS for the current fiscal year and $6 EPS for the next fiscal year.

NYSE HRC opened at $96.16 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.55 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.24, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 0.96. Hill-Rom has a twelve month low of $78.16 and a twelve month high of $99.81. The company has a quick ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 31st. Investors of record on Friday, December 14th were issued a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 13th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.83%. Hill-Rom’s payout ratio is 16.84%.

In other Hill-Rom news, SVP Andreas G. Frank sold 7,454 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.76, for a total transaction of $713,795.04. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 27,224 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,606,970.24. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine raised Hill-Rom from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, January 19th. Zacks Investment Research cut Hill-Rom from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 16th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on Hill-Rom from $100.00 to $98.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Finally, UBS Group assumed coverage on Hill-Rom in a report on Tuesday, November 27th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $115.00 price target for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Hill-Rom has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $102.67.

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Hill-Rom Company Profile

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc operates as a medical technology company worldwide. It operates in three segments: Patient Support Systems, Front Line Care, and Surgical Solutions. The company offers medical surgical beds, intensive care unit beds, and bariatric patient beds, lifts and other patient mobility devices, non-invasive therapeutic products and surfaces, and information technologies and software solutions; and medical equipment management services, as well as sells equipment service contracts for its capital equipment.

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