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Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Stifel Nicolaus

19 May 2017

VRX has been the topic of several other research reports. The current share price indicates that stock is -58.86% away from its one year high and is moving 62.09% ahead of its 52-week low.

The stock of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) is a huge mover today! The lowest target is $9 while the high is $310. The stock of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) earned "Sector Perform" rating by IBC on Monday, November 30. UBS maintained Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) rating on Friday, October 30. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 3.00 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). They presently have a $35.00 price objective on the specialty pharmaceutical company's stock, down from their previous price objective of $45.00.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl (NYSE:VRX) opened at 13.47 on Wednesday. 9,836,477 shares of the stock were exchanged. Extending back, their 50-Day Simple Moving Average is 27.72%, looking even further back, their 200-Day Simple Moving Average stands at -22.39%. The stock decreased 4.33% or $0.011 on May 18, reaching $0.238.

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) yearly performance is -51.65% and net profit margin is -15.00%. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported $1.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.06. It turned negative, as 82 investors sold Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc shares while 87 reduced holdings.

Analysts give XRX a mean recommendation of 2.10. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl's revenue was down 12.9% compared to the same quarter past year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl will post $3.89 earnings per share for the current year.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This story was first reported by Markets Daily and is the property of of Markets Daily. If you are accessing this article on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and worldwide copyright and trademark law. The original version of this piece of content can be accessed at Canaccord Genuity downgraded Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) on Wednesday, March 2 to "Hold" rating. Concurrently, the Wall Street analysts have reiterated their consensus price target of $16.16, which implies a more than 20% upside potential over the stock's last close. Moreover, Gramercy Funds Management Llc has 1.47% invested in the company for 168,141 shares. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Pershing Square Capital Manage sold 18,114,432 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Monday, March 13th.

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Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio. Buy rating has been given by 4 analysts to the company stock whereas 1 analyst given UNDERPERFORM rating to stock and 14 analysts given HOLD rating. Insiders own 16.37% of the company's stock. Aperio Grp Ltd Llc invested 0% of its portfolio in Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX). Citadel Llc reported 1.77 million shares. To measure price-variation, we found VRX's volatility during a week at 8.05% and during a month it has been found around 7.07%. Finally, CIBC World Markets Inc. boosted its position in shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl by 3.3% in the third quarter. The stock of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) has "Underperform" rating given on Friday, February 19 by Wells Fargo. DE SCHUTTER RICHARD U also bought $278,000 worth of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) shares.

Paulson & Co. Inc. owns $272.93 million in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., which represents roughly 5.84% of the company's market cap and approximately 10.86% of the institutional ownership.

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Stifel Nicolaus