Recent Analysts Ratings Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX)

19 Mai, 2017, 22:34 | Author: Marc Bacque
  • Recent Analysts Ratings Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX)

The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.06/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 9.5%. Now, London-based Heptares Therapeutics is entering the race, thanks to a $5 million payment from its research partner Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE:TEVA), which has a goal of becoming a leader in the migraine market. Public Sector Pension Investment Board increased its position in Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. The stock of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) has "Sector Perform" rating given on Tuesday, February 14 by RBC Capital Markets. On average, analysts expect that Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl will post $3.89 earnings per share for the current year. The company had revenue of $2.11 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.17 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.55 earnings per share. The business's quarterly revenue was down 11.1% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Several other brokerages have also recently weighed in on VRX. Rodman & Renshaw cut shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 31st. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in their top 10 holdings decreased from 17 to 9 for a decrease of 8. On Wednesday, September 30 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with "Buy". The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Wednesday, August 17 by Morgan Stanley. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. They presently have a $35.00 price objective on the specialty pharmaceutical company's stock, down from their previous price objective of $45.00.

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Kanawha Capital Management Llc decreased Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) stake by 4,210 shares to 170,098 valued at $15.35 million in 2016Q4. The stock's price moved up its 200-day moving average of $6.84. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl now has $4.27B valuation.

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In related news, CFO Paul Herendeen bought 24,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 14th. (VRX)'s stock 0.00%. The Private Capital Management Llc holds 478,125 shares with $6.94M value, up from 347,368 last quarter. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. The stock stands 26.69% above the average-price of 50 days and 24.76% compared with the SMA 20. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 70,572 shares in the company, valued at approximately $980,950.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Pershing Square Capital Management - L.P. sold $51.63M worth of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) on Monday, December 12. Finally, Phoenix Investment Adviser LLC increased its position in Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl by 14.4% in the third quarter. On Thursday, May 11 DE SCHUTTER RICHARD U bought $278,000 worth of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) or 20,000 shares. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.12% or 1.49 million shares. Over the past week, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. Fosun International Ltd now owns 303,708 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company's stock worth $7,456,000 after buying an additional 36,738 shares during the period.

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Paulson & Co. Inc. owns $272.93 million in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., which represents roughly 5.84% of the company's market cap and approximately 10.86% of the institutional ownership. The Firm is engaged in developing and marketing a range of branded, generic and branded generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter products, and medical devices (contact lenses, intraocular lenses, ophthalmic surgical equipment, and aesthetics devices).



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