SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in Horizon Therapeutics PLC (NASDAQ:HZNP) by 107.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 19,606 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,168 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Horizon Therapeutics were worth $518,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its holdings in Horizon Therapeutics by 2.6% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 863,146 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $16,900,000 after buying an additional 21,982 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its holdings in Horizon Therapeutics by 1.4% in the third quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 1,208,358 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $23,660,000 after buying an additional 16,484 shares during the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc grew its holdings in shares of Horizon Therapeutics by 17.6% during the third quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 67,632 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,325,000 after purchasing an additional 10,121 shares during the last quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Horizon Therapeutics by 631.9% during the fourth quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 9,947 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $194,000 after purchasing an additional 8,588 shares during the last quarter. Finally, James Investment Research Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Horizon Therapeutics during the fourth quarter worth about $1,073,000. 85.98% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In other news, EVP Geoffrey M. Curtis sold 10,080 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.21, for a total transaction of $213,796.80. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 35,367 shares in the company, valued at $750,134.07. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 4.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several brokerages have issued reports on HZNP. BidaskClub raised Horizon Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised Horizon Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 25th. Mizuho set a $27.00 price objective on Horizon Therapeutics and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 8th. Cantor Fitzgerald raised their price objective on Horizon Therapeutics from $26.00 to $32.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 2nd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $33.00 price objective on Horizon Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 4th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $30.83.

Shares of HZNP traded up $0.65 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $25.25. 10,552 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,778,305. Horizon Therapeutics PLC has a fifty-two week low of $15.32 and a fifty-two week high of $29.44. The company has a market capitalization of $4.62 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.79 and a beta of 1.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 1.68 and a current ratio of 1.74.

Horizon Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HZNP) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.20. Horizon Therapeutics had a net margin of 3.79% and a return on equity of 33.57%. The business had revenue of $280.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $238.35 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.03 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 25.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Horizon Therapeutics PLC will post 1.64 EPS for the current year.

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Horizon Therapeutics Profile

Horizon Therapeutics Public Limited Company, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on researching, developing, and commercializing medicines that address unmet treatment needs for rare and rheumatic diseases in the United States and internationally. Its orphan and rheumatology marketed medicines include KRYSTEXXA, a medicine for the treatment of uncontrolled gout; RAVICTI for use as a nitrogen-binding agent for chronic management of adult and pediatric patients; PROCYSBI for nephropathic cystinosis, a rare and life-threatening metabolic disorder; ACTIMMUNE for chronic granulomatous disease; RAYOS for the treatment of multiple conditions, rheumatoid arthritis; BUPHENYL tablets for oral administration and BUPHENYL powder for oral, nasogastric, or gastrostomy tube administration; and QUINSAIR, a formulation of the antibiotic drug levofloxacin for the management of chronic pulmonary infections due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in adult patients with cystic fibrosis.

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