Perrigo Company (NYSE:PRGO)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by equities research analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

A number of other brokerages also recently issued reports on PRGO. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) raised Perrigo from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $66.00 to $79.00 in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $88.00 price target (up previously from $86.00) on shares of Perrigo in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $66.00 price target on shares of Perrigo in a research report on Wednesday, May 24th. Canaccord Genuity set a $86.00 price target on Perrigo and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Perrigo from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Perrigo has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $86.83.

Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO) traded up 0.26% on Monday, hitting $77.47. 727,224 shares of the stock were exchanged. Perrigo has a 52 week low of $63.68 and a 52 week high of $99.14. The company’s 50-day moving average is $73.91 and its 200-day moving average is $73.22. The company’s market cap is $11.05 billion.

Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported $1.22 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.28. The company had revenue of $1.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.18 billion. Perrigo had a positive return on equity of 11.55% and a negative net margin of 51.04%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.93 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Perrigo will post $4.58 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of PRGO. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its position in shares of Perrigo by 10.8% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 82,020 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,445,000 after buying an additional 8,012 shares during the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue purchased a new position in shares of Perrigo during the first quarter worth approximately $214,000. Retirement Systems of Alabama boosted its position in shares of Perrigo by 2.0% in the first quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 69,305 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,601,000 after buying an additional 1,348 shares during the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its position in shares of Perrigo by 2.3% in the first quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 54,999 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,651,000 after buying an additional 1,214 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. boosted its position in shares of Perrigo by 4.2% in the first quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 3,824 shares of the company’s stock worth $237,000 after buying an additional 154 shares during the last quarter. 76.30% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Perrigo

Perrigo Company plc is a global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) 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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