How Analysts Feel About CryoLife, Inc. (CRY) After Touching 52-Week High?

May 16, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.26, from 1.59 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 14 investors sold CryoLife, Inc. shares while 29 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 24.23 million shares or 2.29% more from 23.69 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Driehaus Cap Management Lc, a Illinois-based fund reported 222,100 shares. Invesco Limited, a Georgia-based fund reported 153,631 shares. 6,607 were reported by State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue. Barclays Plc accumulated 11,296 shares or 0% of the stock. 13,290 were reported by Aqr Capital Mngmt Llc. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 2,905 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Meeder Asset Mngmt Inc owns 0% invested in CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE:CRY) for 180 shares. Elk Creek Prtn Ltd Limited Liability Company has 645,333 shares for 0.73% of their portfolio. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas Inc reported 179 shares. invested in 25,702 shares. Next Century Growth Ltd has 74,850 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Goldman Sachs Group Inc Inc invested in 110,825 shares or 0% of the stock. New York State Teachers Retirement Sys stated it has 91,029 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Rhumbline Advisers, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 74,495 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE:CRY).

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 selling transactions for $1.13 million activity. Davis John E had sold 4,373 shares worth $113,698. 4,000 CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE:CRY) shares with value of $103,764 were sold by Horton Amy. RONALD C ELKINS had sold 1,000 shares worth $20,000 on Friday, December 15. 10,000 shares were sold by LEE DAVID ASHLEY, worth $256,999 on Wednesday, May 9.

The stock of CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE:CRY) hit a new 52-week high and has $27.51 target or 5.00 % above today’s $26.20 share price. The 6 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $959.77M company. The 1-year high was reported on May, 16 by Barchart.com. If the $27.51 price target is reached, the company will be worth $47.99M more.
The 52-week high event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very positive momentum and is time when buyers come in. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock.

The stock increased 2.34% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $26.2. About 100,409 shares traded. CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE:CRY) has risen 19.34% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.79% the S&P500.

Analysts await CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE:CRY) to report earnings on July, 23. They expect $-0.01 earnings per share, down 108.33 % or $0.13 from last year’s $0.12 per share. After $0.02 actual earnings per share reported by CryoLife, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -150.00 % negative EPS growth.

More news for CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE:CRY) were recently published by: Streetinsider.com, which released: “CryoLife (CRY) Reports In-Line Q1 EPS” on May 02, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “CryoLife’s (CRY) CEO Pat Mackin on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” and published on May 06, 2018 is yet another important article.

CryoLife, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, makes and distributes medical devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $959.77 million. It also processes and distributes implantable human tissues for use in cardiac and vascular surgeries. It has a 244.86 P/E ratio. The firm operates in two divisions, Medical Devices and Preservation Services.

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