Shire PLC Declares Semiannual Dividend of $0.15 (SHPG)


With 2.03M avg volume, 8 days are for Twilio Incorporated (NYSE:TWLO)'s short sellers to cover TWLO's short positions. It is down 40.31% since August 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.89% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months negative chart setup for the $2.80B company. Shire PLC has a 1-year low of $147.79 and a 1-year high of $209.22. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,433,475 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $249,755,000 after buying an additional 1,400,275 shares during the period. Shire PLC's dividend payout ratio is now 40.63%. 958,069 shares of the company traded hands. About 2.56 million shares traded.

Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. It has underperformed by 12.01% the S&P500.

Fj Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Old Point Finl Corp (OPOF) by 37.2% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. It also reduced its holding in Northstar Realty Finance Common Stk by 322,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 321,000 shares, and cut its stake in Colony Starwood Homes. Cme Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) was raised too.

Among 22 analysts covering Shire plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPG), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. On average, equities analysts predict that Shire PLC will post $14.93 EPS for the current year. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 1,850 shares. The value of the total investment in Shire plc - American Depositary increased from $3,147,000 to $16,527,000 a change of $13,380,000 since the last quarter. As per Wednesday, August 12, the company rating was upgraded by Nomura.

News articles about Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $21300 target. The company presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $222.27.

11/02/2016 - Shire plc had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. On Friday, May 26 the stock rating was downgraded by Bernstein to "Hold". Finally, HSBC Holdings plc lowered shares of Shire PLC from a "hold" rating to a "reduce" rating in a report on Friday, May 19th. The rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Thursday, May 26.

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, makes and sells semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers across the world. The firm has a market capitalization of $44.26 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 66.49 and a beta of 1.60. The Firm operates through two divisions: Analog and Embedded Processing. It has a 20.23 P/E ratio. Its down 0.48, from 0.5 in 2016Q3. 38 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. The firm owned 62,166 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock after selling 2,492 shares during the period. Gulf Int Bancorporation (Uk) Limited stated it has 108,676 shares. Scotia reported 20,150 shares. Wellington Mngmt Grp Llp has invested 0% in Old Point Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:OPOF). Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. increased its position in Shire PLC by 0.7% in the second quarter. Ameritas Ptnrs reported 41,899 shares. Edge Asset Mngmt has invested 0.15% in Washington Federal Inc. Homrich Berg reported 11,630 shares. Prudential Public Ltd Com invested in 25,900 shares or 0% of the stock. Tower Rech Ltd Liability Co (Trc) owns 21,294 shares or 0.17% of their USA portfolio. Somerset Gp Lc reported 10,000 shares stake. Suntrust Banks invested in 0% or 13,319 shares. On Monday, May 15 the insider Whitaker Darla H sold $4.92M. 19,500 shares were sold by WHITEHEAD ROY M, worth $664,076. Therefore 55% are positive. American Capital Agency Corp. had 26 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, May 31 with "Buy". The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, August 4 by BNP Paribas. Zacks Investment Research raised Shire PLC from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday. As per Tuesday, July 25, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, April 11. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $9400 target.

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