Endo International PLC (ENDP) Given Hold Rating at Piper Jaffray Companies

Piper Jaffray Companies restated their hold rating on shares of Endo International PLC (NASDAQ:ENDP) (TSE:ENL) in a report published on Sunday. They currently have a $9.00 target price on the stock.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Mizuho restated a buy rating and issued a $19.00 price objective (up previously from $18.00) on shares of Endo International PLC in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. Deutsche Bank AG dropped their target price on shares of Endo International PLC from $18.00 to $15.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on shares of Endo International PLC from $12.00 to $8.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $15.00 target price on shares of Endo International PLC and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, June 12th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Endo International PLC from a buy rating to a hold rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $22.00 to $15.00 in a research report on Friday, June 9th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $14.33.

Shares of Endo International PLC (ENDP) opened at 8.60 on Friday. Endo International PLC has a 52-week low of $7.41 and a 52-week high of $23.98. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $8.88 and a 200 day moving average of $10.89. The company’s market cap is $1.92 billion.

Endo International PLC (NASDAQ:ENDP) (TSE:ENL) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.93 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.19. The firm had revenue of $875.73 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $832.66 million. Endo International PLC had a negative net margin of 126.93% and a positive return on equity of 37.58%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.86 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Endo International PLC will post $3.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, CEO Paul Campanelli bought 6,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 14th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $7.71 per share, for a total transaction of $50,115.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 213,620 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,647,010.20. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, COO Terrance J. Coughlin bought 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The shares were bought at an average price of $7.70 per share, for a total transaction of $154,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief operating officer now directly owns 181,369 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,396,541.30. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired a total of 36,000 shares of company stock worth $279,460 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 0.50% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in ENDP. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its holdings in Endo International PLC by 400.0% during the 1st quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 343,874 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,838,000 after buying an additional 275,101 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its holdings in Endo International PLC by 13.8% during the 1st quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 269,453 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,008,000 after buying an additional 32,760 shares during the period. Capital Fund Management S.A. acquired a new stake in Endo International PLC during the 1st quarter worth approximately $260,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its holdings in Endo International PLC by 38.7% during the 1st quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,271,111 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,345,000 after buying an additional 633,904 shares during the period. Finally, Comerica Bank raised its holdings in Endo International PLC by 233.7% during the 1st quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 153,881 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,736,000 after buying an additional 107,761 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.71% of the company’s stock.

Endo International PLC Company Profile

Endo International PLC, formerly Endo Health Solutions Inc is a specialty healthcare solutions company focused on branded and generic pharmaceuticals, devices and services. The Company has a portfolio of branded pharmaceuticals that includes brands, such as Lidoderm, Opana ER, Voltaren Gel, Percocet, Frova, Supprelin LA, Vantas, Valstar and Fortesta Gel.

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