First National Bank Of Omaha Lowers stake in Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW)

Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW) : First National Bank Of Omaha reduced its stake in Edwards Lifesciences Corp by 2.21% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 69,956 shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp which is valued at $8,272,297 after selling 1,584 shares in Edwards Lifesciences Corp , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 12, 2016.Edwards Lifesciences Corp makes up approximately 0.65% of First National Bank Of Omaha’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its stake in EW in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 41,853 additional shares and now holds a total of 97,852 shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp which is valued at $11,875,319. Edwards Lifesciences Corp makes up approx 0.26% of Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund’s portfolio.First Mercantile Trust Co reduced its stake in EW by selling 724 shares or 4.12% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 16,865 shares of EW which is valued at $2,025,318. Edwards Lifesciences Corp makes up approx 0.27% of First Mercantile Trust Co’s portfolio.

Edwards Lifesciences Corp closed down -3.11 points or -2.56% at $118.25 with 14,06,843 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $120.74, the shares hit an intraday low of $117.55 and an intraday high of $121.39 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Edwards Lifesciences Corp reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.05 according to the earnings call on Apr 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.66. The company had revenue of $697.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $666.93 million. The company’s revenue was up 18.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.12 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Edwards Lifesciences Corp. Company shares were Reiterated by Deutsche Bank on Jul 27, 2016 to “Hold”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 115 from a previous price target of $100 .Company shares were Reiterated by Canaccord Genuity on Jul 27, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 140 from a previous price target of $132 .Company shares were Reiterated by Leerink Partners on Jul 27, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 130 from a previous price target of $125 .

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation is focused on technologies that treat structural heart disease and critically ill patients. The Company is engaged in the development and commercialization of heart valve therapies. It is a manufacturer of heart valve systems and repair products used to replace or repair a patient’s diseased or defective heart valve. The Company develops hemodynamic monitoring systems used to measure a patient’s cardiovascular function in the hospital setting. Patients in the hospital setting including high-risk patients in the operating room or intensive care unit are candidates for having their cardiac function or fluid levels monitored by the its Critical Care products. The Company’s products and technologies it offers to treat advanced cardiovascular disease are categorized into three main areas: Transcatheter Heart Valve Therapy Surgical Heart Valve Therapy and Critical Care.

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