Omni Partners Llp adds Alere Inc (ALR) to its portfolio

Alere Inc (ALR) : Omni Partners Llp added new position in Alere Inc during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 164,719 shares of Alere Inc which is valued at $6.6 Million , the company said in a statement filed on May 13, 2016 with the SEC.Alere Inc makes up approximately 4.89% of Omni Partners Llp’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Vanguard Group Inc boosted its stake in ALR in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 226,677 additional shares and now holds a total of 6,015,836 shares of Alere Inc which is valued at $239.9 Million. Alere Inc makes up approx 0.02% of Vanguard Group Inc’s portfolio.Blackrock Group Ltd boosted its stake in ALR in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 12,731 additional shares and now holds a total of 68,943 shares of Alere Inc which is valued at $2.7 Million. Ausdal Financial Partners sold out all of its stake in ALR during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 160 shares of ALR which is valued $6,315.California Public Employees Retirement System reduced its stake in ALR by selling 700 shares or 0.47% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 147,844 shares of ALR which is valued at $5.8 Million. Alere Inc makes up approx 0.01% of California Public Employees Retirement System’s portfolio.Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in ALR in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 670 additional shares and now holds a total of 75,745 shares of Alere Inc which is valued at $3 Million. Alere Inc makes up approx 0.01% of Rhumbline Advisers’s portfolio.

Alere Inc opened for trading at $40.9 and hit $41.29 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $41, with a gain of 0.59% or 0.24 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 5,65,637 shares. Company has a market cap of $3,537 M.

On the company’s financial health, Alere Inc reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.06 based on the information available during the earnings call on Nov 4, 2015. Analyst had a consensus of $0.60. The company had revenue of $602.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $646.29 million. The company’s revenue was down -7.3 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.48 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Alere Inc. Alere Inc was Upgraded by Craig Hallum to ” Buy” on Apr 29, 2016. Alere Inc was Upgraded by Leerink Partners to ” Outperform” on Apr 28, 2016.

Alere Inc. is a provider of health information through diagnostic tests. The Company operates through professional diagnostics patient self-testing consumer diagnostics and corporate and other segments. The professional diagnostics segment includes an array of diagnostic test products and other in vitro diagnostic tests marketed to medical professionals and laboratories for detection of diseases and conditions within its areas of focus. The patient-self testing segment provides services designed to provide physicians with actionable data that allow them to make decisions in real time deliver care and put the individuals they treat on a pathway to better health. The consumer diagnostics segment consists primarily of manufacturing operations related to its role as the exclusive manufacturer of products for SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics (SPD) its 50/50 joint venture with The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G).

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