Unigestion Holding SA Cuts Holdings in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY)

Unigestion Holding SA cut its stake in shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) by 33.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 460,866 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 230,132 shares during the period. Unigestion Holding SA’s holdings in Bristol-Myers Squibb were worth $28,610,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Wealth Architects LLC increased its holdings in shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb by 14.0% during the third quarter. Wealth Architects LLC now owns 6,923 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $430,000 after purchasing an additional 848 shares during the period. Beech Hill Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb by 0.8% during the third quarter. Beech Hill Advisors Inc. now owns 105,500 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $6,549,000 after purchasing an additional 850 shares during the period. Signature Financial Management Inc. increased its stake in Bristol-Myers Squibb by 1.9% in the second quarter. Signature Financial Management Inc. now owns 46,006 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $2,546,000 after acquiring an additional 870 shares during the last quarter. Mcmillion Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in Bristol-Myers Squibb by 1.4% in the second quarter. Mcmillion Capital Management Inc. now owns 64,044 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $3,544,000 after acquiring an additional 903 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Securian Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Bristol-Myers Squibb by 0.5% in the second quarter. Securian Asset Management Inc now owns 167,108 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $9,248,000 after acquiring an additional 912 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 72.54% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 14th. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price objective on shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb from $58.00 to $61.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, July 27th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb in a research note on Sunday, July 22nd. Morgan Stanley decreased their price objective on shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb from $63.00 to $59.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group set a $58.00 price objective on shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, July 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $62.48.

NYSE BMY opened at $53.39 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $86.49 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.74, a P/E/G ratio of 1.48 and a beta of 1.08. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co has a fifty-two week low of $46.94 and a fifty-two week high of $70.05. The company has a current ratio of 1.53, a quick ratio of 1.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41.

Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 25th. The biopharmaceutical company reported $1.09 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.91 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $5.69 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.72 billion. Bristol-Myers Squibb had a net margin of 6.50% and a return on equity of 47.89%. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that Bristol-Myers Squibb Co will post 3.88 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 5th were paid a dividend of $0.40 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, October 4th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.00%. Bristol-Myers Squibb’s payout ratio is presently 53.16%.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Profile

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company discovers, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, and distributes biopharmaceutical products worldwide. The company offers drugs in various therapeutic classes, such as oncology; cardiovascular; immunoscience; and virology, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

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