TMO stock: buy or sell?

TMO stock price: $296.33 0.37% At close on September 20th, 2019

Updated on:
September 20th, 2019


Thermo Fisher Scientific shares gained 0.37% to $296.33 today. With Friday, it's been 3 climbing days in a row, adding $3.62 or 1.23%.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. provides analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software, and services for research, manufacturing, analysis, discovery, and diagnostics under Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, and Unity Lab Services brands worldwide.

Should I buy TMO stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. That's why is so important to define your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, Thermo Fisher Scientific stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean TMO will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Thermo Fisher Scientific stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At, we detected 11 ratings published for TMO stock in the last 30 days.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for TMO stock, with 11 positive ratings.
Is TMO a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-7-25Needham & Company LLCn/aBuy
2019-7-16Needham & Company LLCStrong-BuyBuy
2019-5-23UBS Groupn/aBuy
2019-4-16Bank of AmericaBuyBuy
2019-3-26Robert W. BairdOutperformOutperform
2019-3-26BTIG Researchn/aBuy
2019-3-25UBS Groupn/aBuy
2019-3-22Deutsche Bankn/aBuy
2019-1-31BTIG Researchn/aBuy

TMO stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific gained a tiny 0.37% and closed at $296.33.

Shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific gained a tiny 0.37% and closed at $296.33. TMO is soaring again after a 2.29% correction from its last top on September 13th at $297.85. Since price and SMA100d lines crossed up on August 29th, TMO climbed $20.45 (7.41%). On July, TMO hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on July tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

TMO stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Thermo Fisher Scientific stayed steady a lame -0.38% this week. Late August TMO rocketed a super good 6.17% in just one week.

TMO shows a long term strength with several rising tops and rising bottoms. It left a new bottom at $266.32 early August. Previous top ($305.26) will play as a resistance in possible new gains. Not so far away is the last all-time high Thermo Fisher Scientific marked early July. Early January TMO price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Since SMA10d and SMA20w crossed up by mid February, TMO price climbed $44.35 per share (17.60%).

TMO stock chart (weekly)

TMO stock price history

TMO stock went public on March 17th, 1980 with a price of $1.761. Since then, TMO stock surged a 16,736.90%, with an average of 429.20% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in TMO stock in 1980, it would worth $167,369.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

TMO stock historical price chart

TMO stock reached all-time highs on July with a price of $305.26.

TMO stock price target is $302.60

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we found 11 price targets for TMO stock:
TMO stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-7-25Needham & Company LLCRaises Target$315.00$321.001.9%
2019-7-16Needham & Company LLCDowngradesn/a$315.00-
2019-5-23UBS GroupRaises Targetn/a$320.00-
2019-4-16Bank of AmericaReiterates$285.00$300.005.3%
2019-3-26Robert W. BairdRaises Target$270.00$288.006.7%
2019-3-26BTIG ResearchRaises Targetn/a$310.00-
2019-3-25UBS GroupRaises Targetn/a$305.00-
2019-3-22Deutsche BankRaises Target$275.00$300.009.1%
2019-3-18BarclaysRaises Target$295.00$300.001.7%
2019-1-31BTIG ResearchRaises Targetn/a$290.00-
2019-1-3BarclaysRaises Target$275.00$280.001.8%
(in average)$285.80$302.606.0%
Moving in a range from $321.00 and $280.00, the price target for Thermo Fisher Scientific stock is $302.60. In average, analysts' outlook on TMO price forecast is positive, improving the target by a 6.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since April, when Thermo Fisher Scientific presented its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
TMO earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw an exceptional gain of 16.45% to $24,358.00 M dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrast, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) gained a 1.42% to 12.06%.

To have an up to date picture of the financial situation of Thermo Fisher Scientific, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Thermo Fisher Scientific TTM sales up to March 2019 were $24,630.00 and earnings were $3,174.00 M dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Thermo Fisher Scientific business evolution since December 2018: Annual turnover up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, appreciated a tiny 1.12%. In the same way, profit margin (net income/sales) remained stable at 12.06%.

TMO annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$13,090 M-$1,280 M9.8%-
2014$16,890 M29.03%$1,894 M11.2%48.00%
2015$16,965 M0.45%$1,975 M11.6%4.28%
2016$18,274 M7.71%$2,022 M11.1%2.35%
2017$20,918 M14.47%$2,225 M10.6%10.05%
2018$24,358 M16.45%$2,938 M12.1%32.04%
TTM $24,630 M1.12%$3,174 M12.9%8.03%

Quarterly financial results

Thermo Fisher Scientific posted $6,125.00 million in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -5.87% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $815.00 M with a profit margin of 13.31%. Profit margin stayed constant a -0.49% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 13.80%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Thermo Fisher Scientific sales marked a fine increase and stepped up a 4.65%.
TMO quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$4,990 M-$612 M12.3%-
2017-Q3$5,120 M2.61%$534 M10.4%-12.79%
2017-Q4$6,047 M18.11%$528 M8.7%-1.11%
2018-Q1$5,853 M-3.21%$579 M9.9%9.66%
2018-Q2$6,078 M3.84%$752 M12.4%29.88%
2018-Q3$5,920 M-2.60%$709 M12.0%-5.72%
2018-Q4$6,507 M9.92%$898 M13.8%26.66%
2019-Q1$6,125 M-5.87%$815 M13.3%-9.24%

Thermo Fisher Scientific ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Thermo Fisher Scientific, 0.19% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for TMO stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Thermo Fisher Scientific:

Market cap$118.7 B$24.2 B$44.6 B$68.5 B$8.4 B
Total shares400.5 M309.5 M510.6 M270.0 M24.7 M
Float shares399.4 M308.4 M509.6 M269.1 M21.3 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)90.7%88.2%88.2%87.5%78.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.2%0.4%0.1%0.3%14.6%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

TMO summary

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Day range$295.56 - $299.08
Previous close$295.25
Session gain0.37%
Average true range$5.14
50d mov avg$284.03
100d mov avg$282.18
200d mov avg$265.99
Daily patternlb01a
Weekly pattern lb03a

Thermo Fisher Scientific performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We picked Agilent Technologies, Baxter International, Becton, Dickinson and, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Danaher, Harvard Bioscience, Intuitive Surgical, PerkinElmer, Teleflex and Waters as the bechmarking frame for Thermo Fisher Scientific stock.
TMOThermo Fisher Sci...0.70%12.47%22.04%
AAgilent Technolog...6.68%-0.75%11.37%
BAXBaxter Internatio...6.33%13.77%14.19%
BDXBecton, Dickinson...2.85%6.27%-1.81%
BIOBio-Rad Laborator...11.54%11.17%13.82%
HBIOHarvard Bioscienc...63.46%-13.49%-34.62%
ISRGIntuitive Surgica...0.75%-5.36%-4.60%

Thermo Fisher Scientific competitors

One check before trading any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for Thermo Fisher Scientific. We chose 10 companies as Thermo Fisher Scientific competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.

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