Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX)

File		Medical device maker Boston Scientific of Marlborough has received FDA approval for a new pain therapy system

File Medical device maker Boston Scientific of Marlborough has received FDA approval for a new pain therapy system

The company has market cap of $37.67 billion. The stock increased 0.51% or $0.2866 during the last trading session, reaching $56.9666. Also, EVP Timothy A. Pratt sold 6,195 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 9th. It has outperformed by 2.42% the S&P500. (POR) by 164.06% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.82% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. Commerce Bank now owns 9,803 shares of the medical equipment provider's stock worth $272,000 after purchasing an additional 1,471 shares during the last quarter. About 932,163 shares traded. Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR) has risen 12.10% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 80.12% the S&P500. About 2.73 million shares traded or 4.04% up from the average. It also reduced its holding in Cognex Corp (NASDAQ:CGNX) by 75,245 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 623,547 shares, and cut its stake in Euronet Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:EEFT).

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 11 sales for $14.78 million activity. The insider Ruff Shamim sold 11,500 shares worth $575,000. 12,433 shares were sold by Carruthers Wendy, worth $332,584. 7,397 shares were sold by HANDLEY THOMAS W, worth $966,233.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. The firm has a market cap of $34.34 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 475.85 and a beta of 1.06. It increased, as 14 investors sold TREX shares while 63 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale stated it has 305,122 shares. Citadel Ltd Llc holds 0.05% or 2.08 million shares in its portfolio. Everence Inc accumulated 0.05% or 2,350 shares.

The Company now has ROA (Return on Assets) of 22.2 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 24.6 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 17.1% with Gross margin of 86.6 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 47.7% and 43.6% respectively. (NYSE:ECL) for 448,113 shares. Lathrop Inv Management Corp accumulated 439,757 shares or 3.39% of the stock. Moreover, Automobile Association has 0.22% invested in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) for 1.39M shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys owns 85,700 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Nippon Life Insurance holds 0.03% or 62,876 shares in its portfolio. This showed a surprise of 0% in the last quarter earnings. Fmr owns 77,803 shares. Of those analysts, 17 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 5 rate it as Hold, and just no analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell. Therefore 38% are positive.

Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. The medical equipment provider reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.31. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 19,376 shares of the medical equipment provider's stock worth $534,000 after purchasing an additional 4,069 shares during the last quarter. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, November 29. On Wednesday, January 3 the stock rating was upgraded by B. Riley & Co to "Buy". The rating was downgraded by CL King to "Buy" on Wednesday, October 28. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Underweight" on Thursday, October 19. As per Wednesday, June 28, the company rating was maintained by Needham. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 5 with "Hold".

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Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 selling transactions for $15.16 million activity. The company's quarterly revenue was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Boston Scientific will post 1.25 EPS for the current fiscal year. Shares for $399,865 were sold by Phalen Michael P. 7,900 Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) shares with value of $208,328 were sold by Sorenson John Bradley. Axa invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX). $1.56 million worth of stock was sold by Nanavaty Maulik on Wednesday, August 30.

Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) has seen its stock price gain 3.17, or +12.79%, so far in 2017.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its up 1.36, from 1.52 in 2017Q2.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BSX.

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Marco Investment Management Llc increased Genuine Parts Co (NYSE:GPC) stake by 3,802 shares to 40,266 valued at $3.85 million in 2017Q3. Everence Capital Mgmt reported 28,192 shares stake.

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Boston Scientific Corporation has a consensus outperform rating from 24 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 0.87% of shares outstanding. Therefore 79% are positive.

The 24 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Boston Scientific Corp have a median target of 31.00, with a high estimate of 35.00 and a low estimate of 26.00. Adirondack Research And has 0.19% invested in Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX). The firm has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, September 1. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nineteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company.

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