Jefferies Group Weighs in on GlaxoSmithKline’s Q1 2018 Earnings (GSK)

GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group issued their Q1 2018 earnings estimates for GlaxoSmithKline in a research report issued on Friday, April 13th. Jefferies Group analyst I. Hilliker forecasts that the pharmaceutical company will post earnings per share of $0.70 for the quarter. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for GlaxoSmithKline’s FY2018 earnings at $2.93 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.15 EPS, FY2020 earnings at $3.44 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $3.81 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $4.12 EPS.

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GSK has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research raised GlaxoSmithKline from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. Deutsche Bank reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of GlaxoSmithKline in a research report on Monday, April 9th. TheStreet lowered GlaxoSmithKline from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. JPMorgan Chase reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of GlaxoSmithKline in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Finally, BNP Paribas raised GlaxoSmithKline from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. GlaxoSmithKline presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $40.46.

GSK stock opened at $40.58 on Monday. GlaxoSmithKline has a 1-year low of $34.52 and a 1-year high of $44.53. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.09, a current ratio of 0.60 and a quick ratio of 0.39. The stock has a market capitalization of $100,714.61, a PE ratio of 14.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 0.84.

GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The pharmaceutical company reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.03. GlaxoSmithKline had a return on equity of 130.63% and a net margin of 4.97%. The firm had revenue of $10.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.89 billion.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 12th. Investors of record on Friday, February 23rd were given a $0.633 dividend. This represents a $2.53 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.24%. This is a positive change from GlaxoSmithKline’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.50. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 22nd. GlaxoSmithKline’s payout ratio is presently 89.93%.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Field & Main Bank bought a new stake in GlaxoSmithKline in the 4th quarter valued at about $132,000. Amussen Hunsaker Associates LLC bought a new stake in GlaxoSmithKline in the 4th quarter valued at about $141,000. First Dallas Securities Inc. bought a new stake in GlaxoSmithKline in the 4th quarter valued at about $142,000. Belpointe Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in GlaxoSmithKline in the 3rd quarter valued at about $204,000. Finally, California Capital Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in GlaxoSmithKline in the 4th quarter valued at about $210,000. 10.97% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline plc engages in the creation, discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of vaccines, over-the-counter medicines, and health-related consumer products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceuticals R&D, Vaccines, and Consumer Healthcare. The company offers pharmaceutical products comprising medicines in the therapeutic areas, such as respiratory, anti-virals, central nervous system, cardiovascular and urogenital, metabolic, anti-bacterials, dermatology, rare diseases, immuno-inflammation, and HIV, as well as vaccines.

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