Short Interest in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA) Declines By 7.2%

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE:TEVA) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 65,988,772 shares, a decrease of 7.2% from the February 15th total of 71,087,326 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 12,723,380 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 5.2 days.

In other Teva Pharmaceutical Industries news, EVP Mark Sabag sold 5,050 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.68, for a total value of $99,384.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 44,517 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $876,094.56. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Over the last three months, insiders sold 10,734 shares of company stock worth $204,795. Insiders own 7.10% of the company’s stock.

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Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Calton & Associates Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries during the fourth quarter valued at about $108,000. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries during the third quarter valued at about $171,000. Global Financial Private Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries during the fourth quarter valued at about $193,000. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries during the fourth quarter valued at about $197,000. Finally, Sigma Planning Corp acquired a new position in shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries during the fourth quarter valued at about $214,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 58.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on TEVA. Vetr lowered shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.63 target price on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. BTIG Research lowered shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $24.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Leerink Swann increased their price target on shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.67.

NYSE:TEVA traded down $0.34 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $16.88. The company had a trading volume of 6,183,976 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,839,103. The company has a current ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.91. The stock has a market capitalization of $17,164.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.30, a PEG ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 0.67. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has a twelve month low of $10.85 and a twelve month high of $33.82.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.77 by $0.14. The business had revenue of $5.46 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.29 billion. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries had a negative net margin of 72.66% and a positive return on equity of 16.43%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 15.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.38 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will post 2.3 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Company Profile

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited is a pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing, producing and marketing generic medicines and a portfolio of specialty medicines. The Company operates through two segments: Generic medicines and Specialty medicines. The Company develops, manufactures and sells generic medicines in a range of dosage forms, including tablets, capsules, injectables, inhalants, liquids, ointments and creams.

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