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Perrigo Company (PRGO) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts

13 August 2017, 12:01 | Kelvin Horton



Neuberger Berman Group LLC reports that it bought 326,651 shares during the last quarter increasing its stake in Perrigo Company plc Ordinary Sh (PRGO) by 88.1%. FineMark National Bank & Trust's holdings in Perrigo were worth $231,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. LLC increased its position in Perrigo by 1.2% in the second quarter. A stock rating will usually tell the investor how well a stock's market value relates to what analysts believe is a fair value for the stock, based on an objective evaluation of the company. Tiaa Cref Investment Management LLC now controls 284,478 shares valued at $21,484,000. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Perrigo by 4.5% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 12,154,494 shares of the company's stock valued at $806,936,000 after buying an additional 11,844,832 shares in the last quarter. The fund owned 122,092 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 99,725 shares during the period.

The stock last traded at $78.49 significantly above $73.48, the stock's 50 day moving average and which is quite a bit above the 200 day moving average of $73.02. Tcw Gru Inc has 0.01% invested in Perrigo Company plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:PRGO) for 12,165 shares. The company has market cap of $1.21 billion.

Perrigo PRGO, +2.15% shares surged 15.8% on Thursday, and shares rose 3.1% in moderate Friday morning trade. The company reported $1.22 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.28.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 13 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for HD Supply Holdings, Inc.as 1.35 Billion.

After days of devastation for generic drugmakers last week, Ireland-based generic drugmaker Perrigo reported a strong second quarter on Thursday, complete with profit and revenue beats and raised 2017 guidance.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, HD Supply Holdings, Inc. now shows a Weekly Performance of -2.09%, where Monthly Performance is 4.57%, Quarterly performance is -21.71%, 6 Months performance is -25.36% and yearly performance percentage is -10.72%. Analysts predict that Perrigo Company will post $4.32 earnings per share for the current year. The company declared a dividend for shareholders that was paid on Tuesday June 13th, 2017. Accelerate Diagnostics had 7 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 23rd. This dividend represents a yield of $0.96. Perrigo's dividend payout ratio is now -3.90%.

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Shares of Perrigo have soared 17% to $77.90 at 11:20 a.m. today, while Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has risen 0.7% to $17.63, and Mylan has advanced 0.7% to $32.31.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on PRGO.

04/11/2017 - Perrigo Company had its "market perform" rating reiterated by analysts at Wells Fargo. Finally, Canaccord Genuity set a $86.00 target price on shares of Perrigo and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. Equity analyst Argus Research both downgraded the stock and lowered the price target on June 20 changing the price target from $160.00 to $97.00 and changing the rating from "Buy" to "Hold".

But Steadman, who rates Perrigo buy with a $80 price target, cautioned that "sustained growth of the [consumer health Americas (CHCA)] business can only be driven by additional category switches from prescription to [over-the-counter (OTC)], conditions over which Perrigo has little control".

Perrigo Company plc (PRGO) holds floating shares of 142.68 million and 145.27 million outstanding shares.

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