Piper Jaffray Companies Begins Coverage on Teleflex Incorporated (TFX)

Piper Jaffray Companies assumed coverage on shares of Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) in a research report report published on Friday morning, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The firm issued an overweight rating and a $295.00 target price on the medical technology company’s stock.

Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the company. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a buy rating and issued a $238.00 target price (up from $220.00) on shares of Teleflex in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a buy rating and set a $253.00 price target (up from $230.00) on shares of Teleflex in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Needham & Company LLC restated a buy rating on shares of Teleflex in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Teleflex from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $233.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Stephens restated a buy rating and set a $270.00 price target (up from $230.00) on shares of Teleflex in a research note on Monday, September 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Teleflex has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $274.44.

Teleflex (TFX) opened at $256.94 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $11,392.51, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.26, a P/E/G ratio of 2.17 and a beta of 1.05. Teleflex has a 12 month low of $141.92 and a 12 month high of $263.97. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 4.72 and a quick ratio of 3.70.

Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The medical technology company reported $2.12 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.01 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $534.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $522.94 million. Teleflex had a return on equity of 16.27% and a net margin of 12.41%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 17.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.80 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Teleflex will post 8.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a $0.34 dividend. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.53%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. Teleflex’s payout ratio is 24.82%.

In other news, Director Stephen K. M.D. Klasko sold 200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $211.75, for a total value of $42,350.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 8,080 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,710,940. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders sold 600 shares of company stock valued at $138,162 in the last ninety days. Company insiders own 2.39% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of TFX. Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its position in shares of Teleflex by 14.5% in the second quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 552 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $115,000 after buying an additional 70 shares during the period. Advisory Services Network LLC boosted its position in shares of Teleflex by 933.8% in the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 827 shares of the medical technology company’s stock worth $172,000 after buying an additional 747 shares during the period. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. purchased a new position in Teleflex in the second quarter valued at about $175,000. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new position in Teleflex in the second quarter valued at about $200,000. Finally, Calamos Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Teleflex in the second quarter valued at about $206,000. 90.45% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Teleflex Company Profile

Teleflex Incorporated is a provider of medical technology products. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and supplies single-use medical devices used by hospitals and healthcare providers for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications. The Company operates through six segments: Vascular North America; Anesthesia North America; Surgical North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia, and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

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