Newport Trust Co cut its position in Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) by 1.5% in the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 1,250,381 shares of the company’s stock after selling 18,721 shares during the quarter. Allergan comprises 0.6% of Newport Trust Co’s portfolio, making the stock its 18th biggest holding. Newport Trust Co’s holdings in Allergan were worth $210,427,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Prestige Wealth Management Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Allergan in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $25,000. Old North State Trust LLC raised its position in shares of Allergan by 172.4% in the 3rd quarter. Old North State Trust LLC now owns 158 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Motco acquired a new position in shares of Allergan in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $29,000. HM Payson & Co. acquired a new position in shares of Allergan in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $29,000. Finally, Reilly Financial Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Allergan by 129.3% in the 3rd quarter. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 172 shares of the company’s stock valued at $29,000 after buying an additional 97 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 80.70% of the company’s stock.
AGN stock traded up $2.60 during trading on Friday, reaching $181.28. 2,339,664 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,255,166. The company has a 50-day moving average of $171.62 and a two-hundred day moving average of $155.71. The company has a market capitalization of $58.54 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.86, a P/E/G ratio of 2.11 and a beta of 1.66. Allergan plc has a twelve month low of $114.27 and a twelve month high of $181.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 1.67 and a quick ratio of 0.91.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 13th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.74 per share. This represents a $2.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.63%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 12th. Allergan’s payout ratio is 17.74%.
Several equities analysts have recently commented on AGN shares. TheStreet upgraded shares of Allergan from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, July 12th. Barclays boosted their target price on shares of Allergan from $176.00 to $188.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 7th. ValuEngine cut shares of Allergan from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 30th. Sanford C. Bernstein cut shares of Allergan from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $166.08 target price for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, July 16th. Finally, Guggenheim cut shares of Allergan from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Allergan presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $175.16.
Allergan plc, a pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and commercializes branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical, and regenerative medicine products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: US Specialized Therapeutics, US General Medicine, and International. It offers a portfolio of products in various therapeutic areas, including medical aesthetics and dermatology, eye care, neuroscience, urology, gastrointestinal, women's health, and anti-infective therapeutic products.
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