Mallinckrodt PLC (MNK) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE:MNK) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-two brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, twelve have issued a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $39.52.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on MNK shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Mallinckrodt from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $67.00 price objective on Mallinckrodt and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, October 21st. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective on shares of Mallinckrodt in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Deutsche Bank cut Mallinckrodt from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $44.00 to $28.00 in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Citigroup cut Mallinckrodt from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $44.00 to $28.00 in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th.

In other Mallinckrodt news, Director Dr Kneeland Youngblood purchased 4,560 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $21.94 per share, with a total value of $100,046.40. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 19,789 shares in the company, valued at $434,170.66. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.53% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of MNK. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership purchased a new position in Mallinckrodt in the 4th quarter worth approximately $30,563,000. Schroder Investment Management Group lifted its holdings in Mallinckrodt by 5,506.0% in the 4th quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 1,121,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,294,000 after purchasing an additional 1,101,200 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its holdings in Mallinckrodt by 114.9% in the 3rd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 1,379,978 shares of the company’s stock worth $51,569,000 after purchasing an additional 737,791 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management lifted its holdings in Mallinckrodt by 24.8% in the 4th quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 2,621,917 shares of the company’s stock worth $59,150,000 after purchasing an additional 520,697 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Spark Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in Mallinckrodt in the 4th quarter worth approximately $11,356,000. 97.38% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Mallinckrodt (NYSE MNK) opened at $15.96 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,567.58, a PE ratio of 2.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.31 and a beta of 1.04. Mallinckrodt has a 52 week low of $15.27 and a 52 week high of $55.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a current ratio of 1.38.

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Mallinckrodt Company Profile

Mallinckrodt public limited company develops, manufactures, markets and distributes branded and generic specialty pharmaceutical products and therapies. The Company focuses on various therapeutic areas, such as autoimmune and rare disease specialty areas, including neurology, rheumatology, nephrology, ophthalmology and pulmonology; immunotherapy and neonatal critical care respiratory therapies; analgesics and hemostasis products, and central nervous system drugs.

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