Harvard Bioscience (NASDAQ:HBIO) Given New $7.00 Price Target at KeyCorp

Harvard Bioscience (NASDAQ:HBIOGet Rating) had its target price trimmed by KeyCorp from $10.00 to $7.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning, MarketBeat.com reports. The firm currently has an overweight rating on the medical instruments supplier’s stock.

Separately, TheStreet cut shares of Harvard Bioscience from a c rating to a d+ rating in a research report on Monday, May 23rd.

Harvard Bioscience Trading Down 1.9 %

Shares of HBIO opened at $3.53 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a current ratio of 2.18. Harvard Bioscience has a 52-week low of $3.25 and a 52-week high of $8.75. The firm has a market cap of $145.58 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -39.22 and a beta of 1.71. The business’s fifty day moving average is $3.70 and its 200-day moving average is $4.82.

Harvard Bioscience (NASDAQ:HBIOGet Rating) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The medical instruments supplier reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.03 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $28.78 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $29.10 million. Harvard Bioscience had a negative net margin of 3.03% and a positive return on equity of 7.70%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.03 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Harvard Bioscience will post 0.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In other news, CEO James W. Green purchased 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 9th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $3.40 per share, with a total value of $34,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 2,319,955 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,887,847. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 6.20% of the company’s stock.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On Harvard Bioscience

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of HBIO. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC increased its holdings in Harvard Bioscience by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 216,363 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $1,525,000 after purchasing an additional 3,950 shares during the period. Lazard Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of Harvard Bioscience by 230.5% during the first quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 7,120 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $44,000 after acquiring an additional 4,966 shares during the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank acquired a new position in shares of Harvard Bioscience in the first quarter worth approximately $38,000. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its holdings in Harvard Bioscience by 44.9% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 25,755 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $160,000 after acquiring an additional 7,976 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Strs Ohio increased its position in Harvard Bioscience by 9.0% during the 1st quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 114,000 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $707,000 after purchasing an additional 9,400 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 72.75% of the company’s stock.

About Harvard Bioscience

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Harvard Bioscience, Inc develops, manufactures, and sells technologies, products, and services that enables fundamental research, discovery, and pre-clinical testing for drug development in the United States and internationally. The company offers cellular and molecular technology instruments, such as syringe and peristaltic pump products, as well as a range of instruments and accessories for tissue and organ-based lab research, including surgical products, infusion systems, and behavior research systems; and spectrophotometers, microplate readers, amino acid analyzers, gel electrophoresis equipment, and electroporation and electrofusion instruments.

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