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Alkermes Plc (NASDAQ:ALKS) CMO Elliot Ehrich sold 16,667 shares of Alkermes Plc stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.65, for a total value of $694,180.55. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief marketing officer now directly owns 22,973 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $956,825. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Alkermes Plc (NASDAQ:ALKS) traded up 1.85% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $42.31. 798,732 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Alkermes Plc has a 52 week low of $29.36 and a 52 week high of $54.25. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $46.15 and a 200-day moving average of $46.70. The company’s market cap is $6.170 billion.

Alkermes Plc (NASDAQ:ALKS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 31st. The company reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $153.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $146.91 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.30 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 10.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Alkermes Plc will post $0.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on ALKS shares. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Alkermes Plc in a research note on Wednesday, August 6th. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse cut their price target on shares of Alkermes Plc from $57.00 to $56.00 in a research note on Friday, August 1st. Finally, analysts at Mizuho cut their price target on shares of Alkermes Plc from $61.00 to $59.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Alkermes Plc has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $48.50.

Alkermes Public Limited Company is an integrated, global biopharmaceutical company. The Company has a portfolio of more than 20 commercial drug products and a clinical pipeline of product candidates that address central nervous system (NASDAQ:ALKS) disorders such as addiction, schizophrenia and depression.

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