Vetr cut shares of Allergan (NYSE:AGN) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report published on Wednesday morning. They currently have $187.73 target price on the stock.

Several other research analysts also recently commented on AGN. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated an outperform rating and set a $280.00 target price (up from $270.00) on shares of Allergan in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. UBS reiterated an outperform rating and set a $275.00 target price on shares of Allergan in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Argus reiterated a buy rating and set a $280.00 target price on shares of Allergan in a research note on Monday, August 14th. BidaskClub downgraded Allergan from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $227.00 target price on Allergan and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $235.25.

Allergan (AGN) traded up $3.72 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $168.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,660,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,935,009. The firm has a market cap of $54,636.75, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 1.11. Allergan has a 52-week low of $160.07 and a 52-week high of $256.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 1.18 and a quick ratio of 1.08.

Allergan (NYSE:AGN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $4.15 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $4.06 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $4.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.04 billion. Allergan had a positive return on equity of 8.00% and a negative net margin of 47.27%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $3.32 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Allergan will post 16.28 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, November 17th will be paid a $0.70 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 16th. This represents a $2.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.67%. Allergan’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -12.44%.

Allergan announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan on Monday, September 25th that permits the company to repurchase $2.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase up to 2.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

In other news, insider William Meury sold 11,807 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $173.89, for a total transaction of $2,053,119.23. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Christopher J. Coughlin bought 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were bought at an average price of $163.30 per share, with a total value of $1,633,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 0.36% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Howard Hughes Medical Institute bought a new stake in shares of Allergan during the 2nd quarter valued at $103,000. Cable Hill Partners LLC lifted its position in shares of Allergan by 255.2% during the 3rd quarter. Cable Hill Partners LLC now owns 515 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after acquiring an additional 370 shares during the period. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. lifted its position in shares of Allergan by 283.7% during the 3rd quarter. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. now owns 541 shares of the company’s stock valued at $111,000 after acquiring an additional 400 shares during the period. Jacobi Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Allergan by 4.9% during the 1st quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 472 shares of the company’s stock valued at $112,000 after acquiring an additional 22 shares during the period. Finally, Massey Quick & Co. LLC raised its holdings in shares of Allergan by 334.8% during the 2nd quarter. Massey Quick & Co. LLC now owns 500 shares of the company’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 385 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 81.34% of the company’s stock.

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Allergan Company Profile

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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