Shares of Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON:HIK – Get a rating) received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven rating agencies that cover the company, reports Marketbeat.com. Six equity research analysts rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers who have issued ratings on the stock in the past year is 2,125 GBX ($25.68).
Several stock analysts have recently released reports on HIK shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut its price target on Hikma Pharmaceuticals from 1,900 GBX ($22.96) to 1,760 GBX ($21.27) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a memo. research from Thursday, August 11. Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a price target of 1,440 GBX ($17.40) on shares of Hikma Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, Barclays reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a target price of 1,750 GBX ($21.15) on shares of Hikma Pharmaceuticals in a report on Friday, September 30.
Hikma Pharmaceuticals is trading down 0.6%
Shares of HIK opened at 1,293.50 GBX ($15.63) on Thursday. Hikma Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week minimum of 1,176.50 GBX ($14.22) and a 52-week maximum of 2,496 GBX ($30.16). The company’s fifty-day moving average is 1,402.72 GBX and its 200-day moving average is 1,657.01 GBX. The company has a debt ratio of 70.79, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a current ratio of 2.12. The company has a market capitalization of £2.85 billion and a price to earnings ratio of 966.04.
Hikma Pharmaceuticals cuts its dividend
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 19. Shareholders of record on Thursday August 18 received a dividend of $0.19. This represents a dividend yield of 0.89%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 18. Hikma Pharmaceuticals’ dividend payout ratio is 38.83%.
About Hikma Pharmaceuticals
Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC develops, manufactures, markets and sells a range of generic, branded and licensed pharmaceutical products. The Company offers its products in solid, semi-solid, liquid and injectable final dosage forms. It operates through three segments: injectables, generics and branded.
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