Analysts expect Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) to report sales of $5.50 billion for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Eli Lilly and’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $5.46 billion to $5.57 billion. Eli Lilly and reported sales of $5.19 billion in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 6%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report before the market opens on Tuesday, October 24th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Eli Lilly and will report full-year sales of $5.50 billion for the current year, with estimates ranging from $22.30 billion to $22.66 billion. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the firm will report sales of $22.85 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $22.16 billion to $23.35 billion. Zacks’ sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Eli Lilly and.

Eli Lilly and (NYSE:LLY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.06. Eli Lilly and had a net margin of 11.12% and a return on equity of 28.71%. The company had revenue of $5.82 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.60 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.86 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Eli Lilly and from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Barclays PLC increased their price target on shares of Eli Lilly and from $85.00 to $90.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “sell” rating and set a $73.00 price target on shares of Eli Lilly and in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Berenberg Bank reissued a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price target on shares of Eli Lilly and in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 price target (up from $93.00) on shares of Eli Lilly and in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $88.07.

In other Eli Lilly and news, major shareholder Lilly Endowment Inc sold 180,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.06, for a total value of $14,590,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 123,865,804 shares in the company, valued at $10,040,562,072.24. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. In the last quarter, insiders sold 825,000 shares of company stock valued at $68,456,650. 0.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Joel Isaacson & Co. LLC grew its holdings in Eli Lilly and by 1.5% during the first quarter. Joel Isaacson & Co. LLC now owns 3,364 shares of the company’s stock worth $283,000 after acquiring an additional 50 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its holdings in Eli Lilly and by 7.8% in the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 671,327 shares of the company’s stock valued at $55,258,000 after purchasing an additional 48,706 shares during the last quarter. Stephens Inc. AR grew its holdings in Eli Lilly and by 4.5% in the first quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 44,023 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,703,000 after purchasing an additional 1,901 shares during the last quarter. Blair William & Co. IL grew its holdings in Eli Lilly and by 13.1% in the first quarter. Blair William & Co. IL now owns 262,258 shares of the company’s stock valued at $21,974,000 after purchasing an additional 30,299 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in Eli Lilly and by 2,628.5% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 62,260,488 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,236,731,000 after purchasing an additional 59,978,664 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 75.77% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Eli Lilly and (NYSE LLY) opened at 83.09 on Friday. Eli Lilly and has a 12 month low of $64.18 and a 12 month high of $86.72. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $80.90 and its 200 day moving average is $82.06. The firm has a market capitalization of $87.66 billion, a P/E ratio of 35.95 and a beta of 0.34.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 8th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 15th were paid a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.50%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, August 11th. Eli Lilly and’s payout ratio is 90.04%.

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About Eli Lilly and

Eli Lilly and Company is engaged in drug manufacturing business. The Company discovers, develops, manufactures and markets products in two segments: human pharmaceutical products and animal health products. The Company’s human pharmaceutical business segment sells medicines, which are discovered or developed by its scientists.

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