Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (TSE:VRX) (NYSE:VRX) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group reduced their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl in a report released on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst D. Steinberg now anticipates that the specialty pharmaceutical company will post earnings per share of $1.05 for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $1.38. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl’s Q4 2017 earnings at $1.01 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $4.37 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $4.22 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $4.88 EPS, FY2020 earnings at $5.69 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $6.47 EPS.
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VRX has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. TD Securities boosted their price target on Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl to C$26.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Scotiabank lowered their price target on Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl to C$16.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of C$23.33.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl (VRX) opened at 17.59 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $21.16 and a 200 day moving average price of $17.59. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl has a 12 month low of $11.20 and a 12 month high of $42.25. The company’s market cap is $6.12 billion.
In related news, Director John Paulson sold 24,700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$14.66, for a total value of C$362,102.00.
About Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc operates as a pharmaceutical and medical device company worldwide. It operates in three segments: Bausch + Lomb/International, Branded Rx, and U.S. Diversified Products. The company offers Lotemax gel for the treatment of inflammation and pain following ocular surgery; Ocuvite, a lutein eye vitamin and mineral supplement; PreserVision, an antioxidant eye vitamin and mineral supplement; ReNu Multiplus products; Biotrue multi-purpose solution for healthy contact lens wear; Artelac to treat dry eyes; Boston, a cleansing solution for gas permeable contact lenses; and Bedoyecta, a vitamin B complex.
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