These Numbers Show Favorable Signs for Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW)

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW) is -3.06% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $51.51 and a high of $92.08 in the current 52-week trading range. The EW stock was last observed hovering at around $88.92 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.48% off its average median price target of $94.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 20.32% off the consensus price target high of $111.00 offered by 25 analysts, but current levels are -30.06% lower than the price target low of $68.00 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $88.44, the stock is 1.58% and 6.37% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.58 million and changing -0.54% at the moment leaves the stock 15.14% off its SMA200. EW registered 13.00% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 28.98%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $86.04 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $79.87.

The stock witnessed a 5.73% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 10.34%, and is -2.36% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.44% over the week and 2.44% over the month.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW) has around 13900 employees, a market worth around $54.16B and $4.37B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 70.64 and Fwd P/E is 41.15. Profit margin for the company is 18.20%. Distance from 52-week low is 71.71% and -3.95% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (21.70%).

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW) is a “Overweight”. 25 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.20, where 10 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 12 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation is expected to release its quarterly report on 04/27/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.53 with sales reaching $1.19B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 43.20% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 0.90% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 1.30% in year-over-year returns.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW) Top Institutional Holders

1,520 institutions hold shares in Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW), with 4.26M shares held by insiders accounting for 0.68% while institutional investors hold 88.19% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 622.10M, and float is at 618.98M with Short Float at 0.80%. Institutions hold 87.59% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Blackrock Inc. with over 59.04 million shares valued at $4.71 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 9.47% of the EW Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with 48.84 million shares valued at $3.9 billion to account for 7.84% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are State Street Corporation which holds 26.75 million shares representing 4.29% and valued at over $2.14 billion, while Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation holds 3.31% of the shares totaling 20.6 million with a market value of $1.64 billion.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Lemercier Jean-Luc M, the company’s CVP, EMEA, Canada, Latin Amer. SEC filings show that Lemercier Jean-Luc M sold 20,523 shares of the company’s common stock on Jan 04 at a price of $91.24 per share for a total of $1.87 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.14 million shares.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Dec 15 that Wood Larry L (CVP, TAVR) sold a total of 10,722 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Dec 15 and was made at $84.21 per share for $0.9 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.36 million shares of the EW stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Dec 14, MUSSALLEM MICHAEL A (Chairman & CEO) disposed off 68,550 shares at an average price of $84.49 for $5.79 million. The insider now directly holds 241,220 shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW).

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Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) that is trading -20.09% down over the past 12 months. Medtronic plc (MDT) is 1.79% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -2.03% from the last report on Nov 12, 2020 to stand at a total of 5.02 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 1.96.

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