Wall Street Analyst Downgrade Boston Scientific Corporation [BSX]. What else is Wall St. saying

Boston Scientific Corporation [NYSE: BSX] price surged by 1.85 percent to reach at $0.79. The company report on July 21, 2021 that Late-Breaking Trial Data at TVT Demonstrate Sustained Safety and Performance of WATCHMAN FLX™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device.

PINNACLE FLX study meets 24-month endpoint, reinforces positive 12-month outcomes with next-generation device for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.

, Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) announced positive 24-month results from the PINNACLE FLX clinical trial assessing the safety and efficacy of the next-generation WATCHMAN FLX™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). Presented as late-breaking clinical science at TVT: The Structural Heart Summit, the study evaluated the WATCHMAN FLX device as an alternative to long-term oral anticoagulation therapy, including non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), for stroke risk reduction in patients with NVAF.

A sum of 7521631 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 7.00M shares. Boston Scientific Corporation shares reached a high of $43.825 and dropped to a low of $43.02 until finishing in the latest session at $43.58.

The one-year BSX stock forecast points to a potential upside of 11.01. The average equity rating for BSX stock is currently 1.80, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on Boston Scientific Corporation [BSX]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for BSX shares is $48.97 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on BSX stock is a recommendation set at 1.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Needham have made an estimate for Boston Scientific Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on May 26, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Barclays raised their target price to Overweight. The new note on the price target was released on May 25, 2021, representing the official price target for Boston Scientific Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $52, while Atlantic Equities analysts kept a Overweight rating on BSX stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Boston Scientific Corporation is set at 0.77, with the Price to Sales ratio for BSX stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 6.13. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.93, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.42. Price to Free Cash Flow for BSX in the course of the last twelve months was 40.80 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.40.

BSX Stock Performance Analysis:

Boston Scientific Corporation [BSX] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.97. With this latest performance, BSX shares dropped by -0.05% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 18.88% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 16.28% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for BSX stock in for the last two-week period is set at 55.15, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 57.40, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.57 for Boston Scientific Corporation [BSX]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 42.68, while it was recorded at 42.37 for the last single week of trading, and 38.96 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Boston Scientific Corporation Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Boston Scientific Corporation [BSX] shares currently have an operating margin of +6.06 and a Gross Margin at +56.25. Boston Scientific Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -0.83.

Return on Total Capital for BSX is now 2.44, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -0.34. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -0.56, with Return on Assets sitting at -0.27. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Boston Scientific Corporation [BSX] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 62.73. Additionally, BSX Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 38.55, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 31.24. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 62.18, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 38.21.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Boston Scientific Corporation [BSX] managed to generate an average of -$2,158 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.72 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.32.Boston Scientific Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.80.

BSX Stock EPS

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for BSX. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Boston Scientific Corporation go to 19.74%.

Boston Scientific Corporation [BSX] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $56,119 million, or 93.90% of BSX stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BSX stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 130,736,889, which is approximately -2.078% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 109,829,688 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $4.79 billion in BSX stocks shares; and WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP, currently with $3.95 billion in BSX stock with ownership of nearly 17.284% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Boston Scientific Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 371 institutional holders increased their position in Boston Scientific Corporation [NYSE:BSX] by around 132,692,392 shares. Additionally, 417 investors decreased positions by around 111,243,454 shares, while 137 investors held positions by with 1,043,783,198 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,287,719,044 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BSX stock had 83 new institutional investments in for a total of 19,811,948 shares, while 109 institutional investors sold positions of 20,045,833 shares during the same period.

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