Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) CAO Colleen M. O’sullivan sold 1,549 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $196.00, for a total value of $303,604.00. Following the sale, the chief accounting officer now owns 4,664 shares in the company, valued at approximately $914,144. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of NASDAQ:ZBRA traded up $7.88 on Friday, hitting $205.16. 405,776 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 558,790. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $201.72 and its 200 day moving average is $202.58. The company has a market capitalization of $10.68 billion, a PE ratio of 20.05 and a beta of 1.65. Zebra Technologies has a 1-year low of $140.95 and a 1-year high of $237.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a current ratio of 0.99.

Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 30th. The industrial products company reported $3.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.70 by $0.32. The business had revenue of $1.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.09 billion. Zebra Technologies had a return on equity of 43.60% and a net margin of 10.95%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $2.48 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Zebra Technologies will post 12.1 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Comerica Securities Inc. grew its holdings in Zebra Technologies by 13.0% during the 4th quarter. Comerica Securities Inc. now owns 1,437 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $229,000 after buying an additional 165 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Zebra Technologies by 12.3% during the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 623,963 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $99,353,000 after purchasing an additional 68,355 shares during the last quarter. Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV acquired a new stake in shares of Zebra Technologies during the first quarter worth $214,000. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Zebra Technologies by 78.2% during the first quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 5,878 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $1,232,000 after purchasing an additional 2,579 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its holdings in shares of Zebra Technologies by 129.5% during the first quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 22,542 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $4,723,000 after purchasing an additional 12,718 shares during the last quarter. 89.27% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several brokerages have weighed in on ZBRA. ValuEngine upgraded Zebra Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 31st. Imperial Capital restated an “outperform” rating and set a $245.00 price target (up previously from $230.00) on shares of Zebra Technologies in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut Zebra Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 20th. Wellington Shields cut Zebra Technologies from a “gradually accumulate” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 18th. Finally, Atlantic Securities assumed coverage on Zebra Technologies in a research report on Tuesday, August 27th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $230.00 price objective for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $226.00.

About Zebra Technologies

Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers the front line of business in retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare and other industries to achieve a performance edge. With more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries, they deliver industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions that intelligently connect people, assets and data to help our customers make business-critical decisions. Their market-leading solutions elevate the shopping experience, track and manage inventory as well as improve supply chain efficiency and patient care.

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