Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc – (NASDAQ:JAZZ) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-three research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $181.84.
A number of analysts recently commented on JAZZ shares. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $200.00 price target on shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Sunday, December 3rd. Mizuho increased their price target on Jazz Pharmaceuticals from $144.00 to $150.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $206.00 price target on shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Wells Fargo reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Monday, December 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Jazz Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd.
In other Jazz Pharmaceuticals news, CFO Matthew P. Young sold 700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $151.22, for a total value of $105,854.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 39,165 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,922,531.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Michael Patrick Miller sold 200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $151.12, for a total value of $30,224.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 27,681 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,183,152.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 12,758 shares of company stock valued at $1,881,171 over the last three months. Company insiders own 4.30% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals stock traded down $4.66 on Monday, hitting $146.33. The company had a trading volume of 378,307 shares, compared to its average volume of 439,860. The company has a market cap of $9,029.72, a PE ratio of 15.31, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.79 and a beta of 0.97. Jazz Pharmaceuticals has a 1 year low of $128.58 and a 1 year high of $163.75. The company has a quick ratio of 3.15, a current ratio of 3.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 27th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported $2.58 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.73 by ($0.15). The company had revenue of $436.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $440.91 million. Jazz Pharmaceuticals had a return on equity of 22.63% and a net margin of 30.14%. research analysts anticipate that Jazz Pharmaceuticals will post 11.48 EPS for the current year.
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About Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs in neurology and psychiatry. As of December 31, 2009, the Company markets two products: Xyrem (sodium oxybate) for the treatment of both cataplexy and excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy; and Luvox CR (fluvoxamine maleate) for the treatment of both obsessive compulsive disorder and social anxiety disorder.
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