Acadian Asset Management LLC Purchases New Position in Hologic, Inc. (HOLX)

Acadian Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 36,313 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,648,000.

Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Hologic by 88.8% in the first quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC now owns 2,993 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $127,000 after buying an additional 1,408 shares during the period. Advisor Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Hologic during the first quarter valued at $201,000. Miles Capital Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Hologic during the first quarter valued at $206,000. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. acquired a new position in shares of Hologic during the first quarter valued at $210,000. Finally, Affinity Wealth Management acquired a new position in shares of Hologic during the first quarter valued at $229,000. Institutional investors own 94.46% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) traded down 0.54% on Tuesday, hitting $38.82. The stock had a trading volume of 1,614,109 shares. The stock has a market cap of $10.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.46 and a beta of 0.90. Hologic, Inc. has a 12 month low of $35.15 and a 12 month high of $46.80. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $45.06 and a 200 day moving average of $42.98.

Hologic (NASDAQ:HOLX) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The medical equipment provider reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $806.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $799.70 million. Hologic had a return on equity of 23.18% and a net margin of 25.65%. Hologic’s revenue was up 12.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.51 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Hologic, Inc. will post $2.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several brokerages recently weighed in on HOLX. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $49.00 price target on shares of Hologic in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Barclays PLC reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $53.00 price target (up previously from $50.00) on shares of Hologic in a report on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Hologic from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Hologic in a report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $48.00 price target (up previously from $44.00) on shares of Hologic in a report on Friday, July 21st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $48.64.

In other Hologic news, Director Elaine Ullian sold 6,902 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.12, for a total value of $276,908.24. Following the sale, the director now owns 23,810 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $955,257.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Lawrence M. Levy sold 9,076 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.80, for a total value of $388,452.80. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 43,165 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,847,462. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 70,464 shares of company stock worth $3,078,921 in the last three months. 0.79% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About Hologic

Hologic, Inc is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products with an emphasis on women’s health. The Company operates through four segments: Diagnostics, Breast Health, GYN Surgical and Skeletal Health. The diagnostics products include Aptima family of assays, ThinPrep system, the Rapid Fetal Fibronectin Test and Procleix blood screening assays.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Hologic (NASDAQ:HOLX)

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