Parkside Investments LLC lessened its holdings in Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) by 11.1% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 14,380 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,790 shares during the quarter. Parkside Investments LLC’s holdings in Allergan were worth $2,352,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Edgewood Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Allergan by 24.3% in the 3rd quarter. Edgewood Management LLC now owns 4,445,924 shares of the company’s stock valued at $911,192,000 after purchasing an additional 869,248 shares in the last quarter. Baupost Group LLC MA boosted its holdings in Allergan by 21.9% in the 3rd quarter. Baupost Group LLC MA now owns 2,964,203 shares of the company’s stock worth $607,513,000 after buying an additional 531,600 shares during the last quarter. Parnassus Investments CA boosted its holdings in Allergan by 20.4% in the 4th quarter. Parnassus Investments CA now owns 2,161,833 shares of the company’s stock worth $353,633,000 after buying an additional 365,914 shares during the last quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. boosted its holdings in Allergan by 1.0% in the 3rd quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. now owns 1,805,608 shares of the company’s stock worth $370,060,000 after buying an additional 17,068 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc boosted its holdings in Allergan by 5.3% in the 3rd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 1,739,410 shares of the company’s stock worth $356,484,000 after buying an additional 87,953 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.23% of the company’s stock.
In other Allergan news, Director Christopher J. Coughlin acquired 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $163.30 per share, for a total transaction of $1,633,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Chris W. Bodine acquired 3,030 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 7th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $164.77 per share, for a total transaction of $499,253.10. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have bought 17,630 shares of company stock worth $2,890,057. Insiders own 0.36% of the company’s stock.
Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) opened at $162.57 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $54,610.00, a P/E ratio of -13.56, a PEG ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 1.19. Allergan plc has a twelve month low of $160.07 and a twelve month high of $256.80. The company has a current ratio of 2.04, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41.
Allergan (NYSE:AGN) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The company reported $4.86 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $4.74 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $4.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.28 billion. Allergan had a positive return on equity of 8.28% and a negative net margin of 26.32%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $3.90 EPS. research analysts predict that Allergan plc will post 15.44 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 28th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be issued a dividend of $0.72 per share. This is a boost from Allergan’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.70. This represents a $2.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.77%. Allergan’s payout ratio is currently -23.35%.
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Allergan, Inc is a multi-specialty healthcare company. The Company focuses on developing and commercializing pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and over-the-counter (OTC) products. It discovers, develops and commercializes a range of products for the ophthalmic, neurological, medical aesthetics, medical dermatology, breast aesthetics, urological and other specialty markets.
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