Selling Buzz: Illumina Inc. [ILMN] SVP, Chief People Officer Hoyt Aimee L sells 3,917 shares of the company


The buying and selling of stock by a company’s insider give investors a sense that the stock will rise or fall in the future. Illumina Inc. shares valued at $779,737 were sold by Hoyt Aimee L on Mar 01. At $199.06 per share, Hoyt Aimee L sold 3,917 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 2,881 shares worth approximately $0.65 million following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, Aravanis Alexander sold 5,398 shares, netting a total of over 1,088,982 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $201.74 each, the insider now holds 2,922 shares.

Before that, TOUSI SUSAN H had sold 500 shares from its account. In a trade valued at $105,785, the SVP, Chief Commercial Officer traded Illumina Inc. shares for $211.57 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings decreased to 500 shares, worth approximately $8.61 million.

As published in a research note from Argus on January 25, 2023, Illumina Inc. [ILMN] has been rated down from a Buy to a Hold. Analysts at Scotiabank started covering the stock with ‘”a Sector perform”‘ outlook in a report released in early January. As of December 12, 2022, Citigroup has decreased its “Neutral” rating to a “Sell” for ILMN. Earlier on December 07, 2022, RBC Capital Mkts initiated its rating. Their recommendation was “an Outperform” for ILMN stock.

Analyzing ILMN Stock Performance

On Thursday, Illumina Inc. [NASDAQ: ILMN] plunged -1.40% to $224.95. The stock’s lowest price that day was $222.06, but it reached a high of $227.87 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a surge of approximately 11.04%. Over the course of the year, Illumina Inc. shares have jumped approximately 11.25%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $238.55 on 03/13/23 and a 52-week low of $182.00 on 01/10/23. A 50-day SMA is recorded $208.22, while a 200-day SMA reached $207.92. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 1.29 million shares from 1.85 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Illumina Inc. (ILMN)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 222.05, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 219.15. In the upper region, resistance lies at 227.86. The next price resistance is at 230.77. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 58.43 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at 15.11, which suggests the price will increase in the coming days. Percent R is at 28.97%, indicating bullish price movement. Stochastics %K at holding indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is Illumina Inc. subject to short interest?

Stocks of Illumina Inc. saw a sharp rise in short interest on Jan 30, 2023 jumping by 60000.0 shares to 3.91 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Dec 29, 2022 was 3.85 million shares. A jump of 1.53% in short interest reflects a positive sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 2.98 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) jumped to 2.98.

Which companies own the most shares of Illumina Inc. (ILMN)?

According to Baillie Gifford & Co. filings, the company currently owns 16,743,103 shares, which is about 10.60% of the total ILMN shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have plunged by -2,276,998 from its previous 13-F filing of 19020101.0 shares. With the completion of the buy transaction, The Vanguard Group, Inc.’s stake is now worth $2,466,085,841. BlackRock Fund Advisors acquire a 2.71% interest valued at $1.63 billion while SSgA Funds Management, Inc. purchased a 77,101 stake. A total of -948,713 shares of Illumina Inc. were bought by Edgewood Management LLC during the quarter, and 527,005 were bought by Polen Capital Management LLC. In its current portfolio, Wellington Management Co. LLP holds 4,069,888 shares valued at $810.72 million.

In terms of Illumina Inc. share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $236.18 in the next 12 months, up nearly 1.91% from the previous closing price of $228.15. Analysts anticipate Illumina Inc. stock to reach $300.00 by 2023, with the lowest price target being $150.00. In spite of this, 23 analysts ranked Illumina Inc. stock as a Hold at the end of 2023. On October 04, 2022, SVB Leerink assigned a price target of “an Outperform” to the stock and upgraded coverage with a $270.


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