Perrigo Company (NYSE:PRGO) to Post Q1 2018 Earnings of $1.13 Per Share, Leerink Swann Forecasts

Perrigo Company (NYSE:PRGO) – Equities researchers at Leerink Swann issued their Q1 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Perrigo in a research report issued on Tuesday, Zacks Investment Research reports. Leerink Swann analyst A. Fadia expects that the company will post earnings per share of $1.13 for the quarter. Leerink Swann currently has a “Market Perform” rating and a $90.00 target price on the stock. Leerink Swann also issued estimates for Perrigo’s Q2 2018 earnings at $1.34 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.44 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.49 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $6.42 EPS.

Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.39 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.11 by $0.28. The business had revenue of $1.22 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.17 billion. Perrigo had a positive return on equity of 11.60% and a negative net margin of 26.28%. The firm’s revenue was down 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.65 EPS.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on PRGO. Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Perrigo in a report on Monday, October 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $88.00 target price for the company. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $98.00 target price (up previously from $84.00) on shares of Perrigo in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $107.00 target price on Perrigo and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. BidaskClub cut Perrigo from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $71.00 target price on Perrigo and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $92.00.

Shares of Perrigo (NYSE PRGO) traded up $0.56 during trading on Thursday, reaching $95.15. The company had a trading volume of 975,706 shares, compared to its average volume of 994,253. The firm has a market cap of $13,320.00, a P/E ratio of -10.39, a PEG ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a current ratio of 1.72 and a quick ratio of 1.24. Perrigo has a twelve month low of $63.68 and a twelve month high of $95.93.

In other news, VP Todd W. Kingma sold 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $88.52, for a total value of $132,780.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 19,565 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,731,893.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP John Wesolowski sold 450 shares of Perrigo stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.09, for a total value of $37,390.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 4,051 shares of company stock valued at $355,370 in the last 90 days. 6.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Parsec Financial Management Inc. grew its holdings in Perrigo by 24.2% during the fourth quarter. Parsec Financial Management Inc. now owns 47,733 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,160,000 after purchasing an additional 9,301 shares during the period. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. grew its holdings in Perrigo by 60.2% during the fourth quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 52,733 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,596,000 after purchasing an additional 19,821 shares during the period. Lourd Capital LLC bought a new position in Perrigo during the fourth quarter worth about $216,000. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. bought a new position in Perrigo during the fourth quarter worth about $4,451,000. Finally, Cortland Associates Inc. MO grew its holdings in Perrigo by 3.1% during the fourth quarter. Cortland Associates Inc. MO now owns 115,411 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,059,000 after purchasing an additional 3,509 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83.33% of the company’s stock.

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Perrigo Company Profile

Perrigo Company plc is a global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and generic prescription (Rx) pharmaceuticals, infant formulas, nutritional products, animal health, dietary supplements, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), and medical diagnostic products, and Multiple Sclerosis drug Tysabri.

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