GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK) has been given a GBX 1,620 ($20.92) price target by stock analysts at BNP Paribas in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. BNP Paribas’ price target would suggest a potential upside of 8.43% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc in a research report on Wednesday. Credit Suisse Group decreased their target price on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc from GBX 1,775 ($22.92) to GBX 1,725 ($22.28) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday. Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,900 ($24.54) price target on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Berenberg Bank cut their price target on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc from GBX 1,885 ($24.34) to GBX 1,835 ($23.70) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a GBX 1,900 ($24.54) price target on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. GlaxoSmithKline plc has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 1,714.48 ($22.14).

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON GSK) traded down 1.09% on Wednesday, reaching GBX 1494.00. 5,910,086 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm’s market cap is GBX 73.03 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 1,521.96 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 1,615.99. GlaxoSmithKline plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,446.50 and a 12 month high of GBX 1,745.56.

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $26.23 by $25.71. GlaxoSmithKline plc had a net margin of 16.56% and a return on equity of 295.67%. On average, equities analysts forecast that GlaxoSmithKline plc will post $110.99 earnings per share for the current year.

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In related news, insider Manvinder Singh Banga purchased 2,267 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 26th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 1,599 ($20.65) per share, with a total value of £36,249.33 ($46,815.61). Also, insider Victoria Whyte sold 4,820 shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,693 ($21.86), for a total transaction of £81,602.60 ($105,388.87). Over the last three months, insiders acquired 3,144 shares of company stock worth $5,043,015.

GlaxoSmithKline plc Company Profile

GlaxoSmithKline plc is a global healthcare company. The Company operates through three segments: Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. The Company focuses on its research across six areas: Respiratory diseases, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/infectious diseases, Vaccines, Immuno-inflammation, Oncology and Rare diseases.

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