MON's profit would be $765.33M giving it 16.95 P/E if the $1.74 EPS is correct. The stock declined 1.66% or $1.26 reaching $74.68 on the news. About 568,362 shares traded or 139.76% up from the average. It has underperformed by 11.99% the S&P500. Cardinal Health's payout ratio is 42.86%. Vetr lowered shares of Cardinal Health from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating and set a $79.00 price target on the stock.in a report on Monday, February 27th. Cardinal Health Inc now has $24.09B valuation. The stock increased 0.93% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $75.61. Zooming out to the 200-day moving average, shares have been seen trading 0.35% away from that value. It has underperformed by 21.65% the S&P500. Therefore 68% are positive. Caterpillar Inc. had 56 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 9 by Argus Research. The stock has "Equal Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, January 7. The company maintains price to book ratio of 3.61. Deutsche Bank has "Buy" rating and $80 target. (DRI), 17 of them rate its stock a hold. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, May 25.
Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.14, from 0.98 in 2016Q3. Prelude Cap Mngmt Lc has 1,585 shares. 104 funds opened positions while 291 raised stakes. 326.16 million shares or 2.74% more from 317.45 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. First Fin Fincl Bank Na owns 3,853 shares. Bancorporation Of Mellon invested in 240,415 shares or 0% of the stock. Meyer Handelman holds 0.01% or 3,246 shares in its portfolio. Fiduciary Tru invested in 62,679 shares. 20,000 were accumulated by Hutchin Hill Limited Partnership. Diversified Invest Strategies Lc has 0.3% invested in St. Joe Co (NYSE:JOE) for 15,025 shares. Weitz Invest Mgmt reported 0.84% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). 49,626 were reported by Reik & Ltd Liability. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, April 4 by Credit Suisse. Corporate insiders own 0.94% of the company's stock. Lowe Brockenbrough owns 24,730 shares.
Monsanto Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a well-known provider of agricultural products for farmers. The company has a market cap of $24.00B and its 12 month revenue was nearly $128.39B. It has a 10.25 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through two divisions: Pharmaceutical and Medical.
Since February 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $18.53 million activity. It increased, as 10 investors sold JOE shares while 36 reduced holdings. More interesting news about Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:CAH) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: "John Rogers Buys Cardinal Health, Mattel, Nielsen" published on June 05, 2017 as well as Gurufocus.com's news article titled: "John Rogers Buys Cardinal Health Inc, Nielsen Holdings PLC, Charles River ..." with publication date: June 09, 2017.
This increase is typical for the uptrend and shows the considerable optimism among investors. Its up 0.04, from 0.79 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 64 investors sold CAH shares while 268 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 204 raised stakes. In contrast, the average volume was 2.16 million shares.
Westchester Capital Management Inc decreased Caterpillar Inc. Daiwa Securities Gru Incorporated, a Japan-based fund reported 8,100 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity holds 464,364 shares or 0.65% of its portfolio. Blair William & Il reported 50,509 shares. Dnb Asset Mngmt As reported 30,983 shares or 0% of all its holdings.
Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc, which manages about $91.02B and $66.73 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Seaworld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) by 244,260 shares to 7.43 million shares, valued at $140.62M in 2016Q4, according to the filing. Needham & Company LLC began coverage on Cardinal Health in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. $16.84M worth of Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:CAH) was sold by Barrett George S. Neville Rodie & Shaw holds 5,482 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. This is a positive change from Cardinal Health's previous quarterly dividend of $0.45. Hudson Valley Investment Inc Adv has 14,125 shares. Whittier Trust Of Nevada holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:CAH) for 15,249 shares. On average, analysts forecast that Cardinal Health, Inc. will post $5.35 EPS for the current year. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 6 by Raymond James. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, January 3 by Mizuho. The stock of Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:CAH) earned "Neutral" rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 28. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 3 with "Outperform". Zacks downgraded Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:CAH) on Monday, August 10 to "Buy" rating. Finally, Leerink Swann set a $72.00 price objective on Cardinal Health and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, April 21st. Cowen & Co downgraded the stock to "Market Perform" rating in Tuesday, March 15 report. As per Thursday, April 6, the company rating was upgraded by Evercore. The firm has "Mkt Perform" rating given on Wednesday, December 21 by Leerink Swann.
Analysts await Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE:CAH) to report earnings on August, 1. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.43 earnings per share.
For a profitability analysis, there is the 5.10% gross margin and the 1.00% net margin to consider.