KAMES CAPITAL plc bought a new position in shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 3,693 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $229,000.

Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Sciencast Management LP acquired a new stake in shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb in the first quarter valued at about $602,000. WealthPLAN Partners LLC grew its position in Bristol-Myers Squibb by 240.9% during the first quarter. WealthPLAN Partners LLC now owns 20,040 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,268,000 after buying an additional 14,161 shares in the last quarter. Nexthera Capital LP grew its position in Bristol-Myers Squibb by 15.8% during the first quarter. Nexthera Capital LP now owns 342,399 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $21,657,000 after buying an additional 46,799 shares in the last quarter. Garde Capital Inc. acquired a new stake in Bristol-Myers Squibb during the first quarter worth about $305,000. Finally, Private Capital Group LLC grew its position in Bristol-Myers Squibb by 41.0% during the first quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 11,052 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $699,000 after buying an additional 3,214 shares in the last quarter. 72.28% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

BMY has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Bristol-Myers Squibb from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 5th. Guggenheim initiated coverage on Bristol-Myers Squibb in a research report on Monday, October 8th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their target price on Bristol-Myers Squibb from $70.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 8th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their target price on Bristol-Myers Squibb from $47.00 to $51.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $67.00 target price on shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $62.95.

Shares of BMY opened at $57.51 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $101.47 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.11, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.70 and a beta of 0.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 1.40 and a quick ratio of 1.28. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co has a 12 month low of $49.96 and a 12 month high of $70.05.

Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The biopharmaceutical company reported $1.01 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.87 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $5.70 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.48 billion. Bristol-Myers Squibb had a net margin of 1.74% and a return on equity of 42.58%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.74 earnings per share. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that Bristol-Myers Squibb Co will post 3.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.78%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 4th. Bristol-Myers Squibb’s dividend payout ratio is 53.16%.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Profile

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company discovers, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, and distributes biopharmaceutical products worldwide. The company offers drugs in various therapeutic classes, such as oncology; cardiovascular; immunoscience; and virology, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

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