$5.47 Billion in Sales Expected for Eli Lilly and Co (LLY) This Quarter

Equities research analysts expect Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY) to report $5.47 billion in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have issued estimates for Eli Lilly and’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $5.42 billion and the highest is $5.53 billion. Eli Lilly and posted sales of $5.23 billion during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 4.6%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings results on Tuesday, April 24th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Eli Lilly and will report full year sales of $5.47 billion for the current year, with estimates ranging from $23.05 billion to $23.67 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the firm will post sales of $23.84 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $23.30 billion to $24.17 billion. Zacks’ sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Eli Lilly and.

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Eli Lilly and (NYSE:LLY) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The company reported $1.14 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $6.16 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.93 billion. Eli Lilly and had a positive return on equity of 33.01% and a negative net margin of 0.89%. Eli Lilly and’s quarterly revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.95 EPS.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on LLY shares. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on Eli Lilly and from $86.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. BMO Capital Markets set a $73.00 target price on Eli Lilly and and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Credit Suisse Group restated a “hold” rating on shares of Eli Lilly and in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Argus upgraded Eli Lilly and from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $85.52 to $115.00 in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, Goldman Sachs downgraded Eli Lilly and from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $86.98 to $95.00 in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $93.47.

Eli Lilly and (NYSE:LLY) traded up $1.74 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $80.49. The company had a trading volume of 8,326,275 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,103,736. The company has a market cap of $85,993.48, a P/E ratio of -402.43, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 0.28. Eli Lilly and has a one year low of $73.69 and a one year high of $89.09. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85.

In other news, insider Donald A. Zakrowski sold 860 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.50, for a total transaction of $65,790.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Donald A. Zakrowski sold 900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.09, for a total value of $72,981.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 4,130 shares in the company, valued at $334,901.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 12,261 shares of company stock valued at $987,485 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of LLY. Avestar Capital LLC purchased a new stake in Eli Lilly and in the fourth quarter worth $100,000. Gradient Investments LLC purchased a new stake in Eli Lilly and in the fourth quarter worth $103,000. MPS Loria Financial Planners LLC purchased a new stake in Eli Lilly and in the second quarter worth $128,000. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA purchased a new stake in Eli Lilly and in the second quarter worth $129,000. Finally, Front Row Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Eli Lilly and in the fourth quarter worth $137,000. 77.58% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Eli Lilly and Company Profile

Eli Lilly and Company is engaged in drug manufacturing business. The Company discovers, develops, manufactures and markets products in two segments: human pharmaceutical products and animal health products. The Company’s human pharmaceutical business segment sells medicines, which are discovered or developed by its scientists.

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