Orthofix International NV (OFIX) Now Covered by SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Equities researchers at SunTrust Banks, Inc. assumed coverage on shares of Orthofix International NV (NASDAQ:OFIX) in a report released on Tuesday. The firm set a “buy” rating and a $49.00 price target on the medical device company’s stock. SunTrust Banks, Inc.’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 17.42% from the company’s previous close.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Orthofix International NV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 9th.

Orthofix International NV (NASDAQ:OFIX) opened at 41.73 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $39.36 and a 200-day moving average price of $37.65. The firm’s market cap is $752.98 million. Orthofix International NV has a 1-year low of $32.51 and a 1-year high of $48.25.

Orthofix International NV (NASDAQ:OFIX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The medical device company reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27. The business had revenue of $102.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $97.17 million. Orthofix International NV had a return on equity of 9.01% and a net margin of 2.41%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.28 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Orthofix International NV will post $1.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in OFIX. Pacad Investment Ltd. increased its position in shares of Orthofix International NV by 150.0% in the fourth quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. now owns 3,000 shares of the medical device company’s stock worth $109,000 after buying an additional 1,800 shares during the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Orthofix International NV during the first quarter valued at approximately $159,000. Quantbot Technologies LP purchased a new position in Orthofix International NV during the first quarter valued at approximately $175,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its position in Orthofix International NV by 68.9% in the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 4,656 shares of the medical device company’s stock valued at $178,000 after buying an additional 1,900 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. purchased a new position in Orthofix International NV during the first quarter valued at approximately $204,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.23% of the company’s stock.

About Orthofix International NV

Orthofix International N.V. (Orthofix) is a global medical device company. The Company is focused on providing reconstructive and regenerative orthopedic and spine solutions to physicians. The company operates in four segments: BioStim, Biologics, Extremity Fixation and Spine Fixation. Its BioStim solutions products include Cervical-Stim, Spinal-Stim and Physio-Stim.

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