Dentsply Sirona Inc (NASDAQ:XRAY).
Raymond James & Associates says it raised its investment in Dentsply Sirona Inc stock by 19,255 shares as reported in a filing on 11/15/2017. Its stake stood at $12,582,000 an increase of 1.5% according to the filing.
Here are some institutional investors who have increased or decreased their stake in (XRAY). Beacon Investment Advisory Services, Inc. added to its ownership by buying 11,163 shares an increase of 100.3% as of 09/30/2017. Beacon Investment Advisory Services, Inc. owns 22,296 shares with a value of $1,334,000. The total value of its holdings increased 84.8%. Baird Financial Group, Inc. augmented its stake by buying 5,618 shares an increase of 29.4% in the quarter. Baird Financial Group, Inc. currently owns 24,728 shares valued at $1,479,000. The value of the position overall is up by 19.4%.
Tredje Ap-fonden grew its position by buying 27,840 shares an increase of 39.8%. Tredje Ap-fonden claims 97,740 shares worth $5,854,000. The value of the position overall is up by 29.0%.
November 6 investment analysts at HC Wainwright left the company rating at “Buy” projecting a price of $68.00.
Equity analyst Stifel Nicolaus raised the price target on November 6 boosting the projection from $66.00 to $70.00 and issued a “Buy” recommendation. Equity analyst Robert W. Baird released a research note on XRAY and giving a rating of “Buy” and setting a price target of $63.00.
On October 19, 2017 Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “Buy” rating on the stock. On October 6 Morgan Stanley left the stock rating at “Overweight” with a current price target of $69.00.
The company is now up since yesterday’s close of 65.39. The most current P/E ratio is N/A and market capitalization is 15.30B. In the last earnings report the EPS was $-3.48 with 229.68M shares presently outstanding.
Traders are more bearish of late if you look at the rise in short interest. The company had a rise in short interest from September 29, 2017 to October 13, 2017 of 10.88%. Short interest grew 828,045 over that period. The short-interest ratio decreased to 3.0 and the percentage of shorted shares was 0.04% on October 13.