Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky Buys Shares of 13,000 Cantel Medical Corp. (CMD)

Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky bought a new position in Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE:CMD) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 13,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,013,000.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in CMD. BlackRock Inc. purchased a new stake in Cantel Medical Corp. during the 2nd quarter valued at about $376,271,000. Vanguard Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Cantel Medical Corp. during the 2nd quarter valued at about $246,860,000. Neuberger Berman Group LLC purchased a new stake in Cantel Medical Corp. during the 2nd quarter valued at about $96,236,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN purchased a new stake in Cantel Medical Corp. during the 2nd quarter valued at about $75,715,000. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund purchased a new stake in Cantel Medical Corp. during the 2nd quarter valued at about $71,128,000. 83.79% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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In other Cantel Medical Corp. news, Director Mark N. Diker sold 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.90, for a total value of $692,300.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Chairman Charles M. Diker sold 20,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $99.15, for a total transaction of $2,032,575.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 14.90% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE:CMD) opened at 94.97 on Wednesday. Cantel Medical Corp. has a 12 month low of $68.19 and a 12 month high of $99.83. The company’s 50-day moving average is $86.01 and its 200 day moving average is $78.13. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.94 billion, a P/E ratio of 55.54 and a beta of 1.25.

Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE:CMD) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, September 28th. The company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $205.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $200.32 million. Cantel Medical Corp. had a net margin of 9.27% and a return on equity of 17.60%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 14.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Cantel Medical Corp. will post $2.34 earnings per share for the current year.

Several brokerages recently commented on CMD. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Cantel Medical Corp. in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Cantel Medical Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Sidoti raised shares of Cantel Medical Corp. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $91.67.

Cantel Medical Corp. Profile

Cantel Medical Corp. is a provider of infection prevention products and services in the healthcare market. The Company’s operating segments include Endoscopy; Water Purification and Filtration; Healthcare Disposables, and Dialysis. Its Endoscopy segment includes medical device reprocessing systems, disinfectants, detergents and other supplies.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE:CMD)

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