Is Shire plc (SHPG) a Buy? The Stock Rises Again

Adderall-maker Shire jumps on buyout interest by Takeda

The PT for SHP is exactly GBX 3600.00. The company has a quick ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46.

Nokota Management Lp increased Shire Plc (SHPG) stake by 21.3% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. ETRADE Capital Management LLC now owns 6,746 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $1,033,000 after acquiring an additional 528 shares during the last quarter. The "percentage off the 52-week high or low" refers to when a stock current price is relative to where it has traded over the last 52 weeks. Fiera Cap Corporation stated it has 80,840 shares. It has outperformed by 43.89% the S&P500.

Shares of Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG) closed the previous trading session at 148.49 up +19.62 15.23% with 147.5189971923828 shares trading hands. It has underperformed by 32.23% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months negative chart setup for the $722.47M company.

Among 27 analysts covering Shire plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPG), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Shire PLC has a one year low of $123.73 and a one year high of $192.15.

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Shire PLC had 425 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 27 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Thursday, March 17 with "Buy". Nokota Management Lp acquired 11,500 shares as Shire Plc (SHPG)'s stock rose 4.45%. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Wednesday, August 16. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, June 7.

Today, Bank of America reiterated its Buy rating on Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG) (NASDAQ:SHPG).

Shire plc, a biotechnology company, focused on serving people with rare diseases and other specialized conditions worldwide. The firm has a market cap of $38,374.66, a P/E ratio of 9.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.73 and a beta of 1.44.

"We see the possible strategic fit given the Japanese pharma's focus therapeutic areas of oncology, gastrointestinal and neuroscience, with Shire bolstering the latter two franchises". The Company's marketed products include ADVATE and ADYNOVATE/ADYNOVI for hemophilia A; RIXUBIS to treat hemophilia B; VONVENDI for the treatment of von willebrand Disease; FEIBA to treat hemophilia A and B patients with inhibitors; CINRYZE and FIRAZYR for hereditary angioedema; ELAPRASE to treat hunter syndrome; REPLAGAL for Fabry disease; and VPRIV to treat type 1 Gaucher disease. Therefore 63% are positive. Citigroup restated a buy rating and set a GBX 5,500 ($75.99) price target on shares of Shire in a report on Friday, January 5th. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Monday, July 10 with "Buy". Sterne Agee CRT maintained Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) rating on Friday, February 2. As per Tuesday, October 27, the company rating was upgraded by HSBC. London-listed Shire's market capitalization was about 28 billion pounds ($39.4 billion) as of Tuesday's close. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, March 2 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was initiated on Thursday, May 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. It also upped Alphabet Inc stake by 41,068 shares and now owns 61,109 shares.

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Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $6.56 million activity. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by WILKE JEFFREY A. Nelson Steven H sold $3.28 million worth of stock. BB&T Investment Services Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Shire by 1,672.3% during the 3rd quarter. Leuthold Gru Ltd Liability Corp holds 1.34% or 60,863 shares in its portfolio. Shares for $3.42M were sold by Olsavsky Brian T. Its down 0.12, from 1.72 in 2017Q3. 46 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 197,142 shares or 0.01% less from 197,169 shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Planning Advisors Ltd Com invested in 1,320 shares. 651 were accumulated by Lvw Advsrs Ltd Llc. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be paid a $0.8937 dividend. The Massachusetts-based Appleton Prns Ma has invested 0.35% in Xylem Inc. Oberweis Asset holds 187,185 shares. Fdx Advsrs has invested 0.33% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). (NASDAQ:VRNS) for 50,188 shares.

Analysts await Xylem Inc.

On 2/16/2018 Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG) announced a semiannual dividend of $0.89 1.33% with an ex dividend date of 3/8/2018 which will be payable on 4/24/2018. SHPG's profit will be $1.07B for 10.48 P/E if the $3.58 EPS becomes a reality. The biopharmaceutical company reported $3.98 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.86 by $0.12.

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