Leerink Swann Analysts Give Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) a $81.00 Price Target

Leerink Swann set a $81.00 price target on Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE:CAH) in a research report released on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a hold rating on the stock.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Vetr cut shares of Cardinal Health from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $76.99 price target on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, January 3rd. Barclays PLC set a $88.00 price objective on shares of Cardinal Health and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Monday, November 14th. Mizuho lowered shares of Cardinal Health from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $79.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd. Robert W. Baird lowered shares of Cardinal Health from an outperform rating to a neutral rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $92.00 to $82.00 in a research note on Friday, October 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cardinal Health from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, November 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $88.54.

Analyst Recommendations for Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH)

Shares of Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) opened at 77.40 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $74.76 and a 200-day moving average price of $75.73. The stock has a market cap of $24.42 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.64 and a beta of 0.71. Cardinal Health has a one year low of $62.70 and a one year high of $87.85.

Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 7th. The company reported $1.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.23 by $0.11. Cardinal Health had a net margin of 1.06% and a return on equity of 25.52%. The business had revenue of $33.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $33.63 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.30 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Cardinal Health will post $5.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Saturday, April 15th. Investors of record on Monday, April 3rd will be issued a dividend of $0.4489 per share. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 30th. Cardinal Health’s payout ratio is 43.17%.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of CAH. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its position in shares of Cardinal Health by 20.2% in the third quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 1,370,584 shares of the company’s stock worth $106,495,000 after buying an additional 230,169 shares in the last quarter. Ngam Advisors L.P. increased its position in shares of Cardinal Health by 3.9% in the second quarter. Ngam Advisors L.P. now owns 87,936 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,860,000 after buying an additional 3,301 shares in the last quarter. IFC Holdings Incorporated FL increased its position in shares of Cardinal Health by 17.9% in the second quarter. IFC Holdings Incorporated FL now owns 3,188 shares of the company’s stock worth $249,000 after buying an additional 483 shares in the last quarter. Foster & Motley Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Cardinal Health during the second quarter worth about $505,000. Finally, Shelton Capital Management increased its position in shares of Cardinal Health by 78.6% in the second quarter. Shelton Capital Management now owns 10,914 shares of the company’s stock worth $851,000 after buying an additional 4,803 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.84% of the company’s stock.

Cardinal Health Company Profile

Cardinal Health, Inc is a healthcare services and products company. The Company operates through two segments: Pharmaceutical and Medical. The Pharmaceutical segment distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical, specialty pharmaceutical, over-the-counter healthcare and consumer products. This segment also operates nuclear pharmacies and cyclotron facilities; provides pharmacy management services to hospitals, as well as medication therapy management and patient outcomes services to hospitals, other healthcare providers and payers, and provides services to healthcare companies.

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