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Perrigo Company PLC (NASDAQ:PRGO) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the seventeen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, AnalystRatings.NET reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eleven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $159.18.

Shares of Perrigo Company PLC (NASDAQ:PRGO) opened at 132.37 on Friday. Perrigo Company PLC has a 52-week low of $112.05 and a 52-week high of $168.39. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $144.1 and a 200-day moving average of $152.0. The company has a market cap of $17.711 billion and a P/E ratio of 72.65.

Perrigo Company PLC (NASDAQ:PRGO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 7th. The company reported $1.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.51 by $0.20. The company had revenue of $1,000.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.07 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.42 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Perrigo Company PLC will post $6.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, June 17th. Investors of record on Friday, May 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.105 per share. This represents a $0.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 28th.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on PRGO shares. Analysts at Argus cut their price target on shares of Perrigo Company PLC from $175.00 to $160.00 in a research note on Thursday. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Perrigo Company PLC in a research note on Thursday. They now have a $180.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price target on shares of Perrigo Company PLC from $190.00 to $175.00 in a research note on Friday, May 9th.

Perrigo Company plc is a global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (NASDAQ:PRGO) and generic prescription (Rx) pharmaceuticals, infant formulas, nutritional products, animal health, dietary supplements, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), and medical diagnostic products, and Multiple Sclerosis drug Tysabri.

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