Alkermes Plc (ALKS) SVP Sells $583,836.12 in Stock

Alkermes Plc (NASDAQ:ALKS) SVP Iain Michael Brown sold 10,652 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.81, for a total value of $583,836.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Iain Michael Brown also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Saturday, December 29th, Iain Michael Brown sold 10,652 shares of Alkermes stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.81, for a total value of $583,836.12.

Shares of Alkermes Plc (NASDAQ ALKS) opened at $54.54 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,593.77, a P/E ratio of -49.13 and a beta of 2.13. Alkermes Plc has a 12 month low of $46.42 and a 12 month high of $63.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a quick ratio of 2.72 and a current ratio of 3.05.

Alkermes (NASDAQ:ALKS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.04. The company had revenue of $217.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $231.29 million. Alkermes had a negative return on equity of 7.27% and a negative net margin of 20.12%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 20.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($0.09) EPS. equities analysts forecast that Alkermes Plc will post -0.59 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ALKS has been the topic of several recent research reports. ValuEngine raised Alkermes from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Citigroup set a $62.00 price objective on Alkermes and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. BidaskClub raised Alkermes from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on Alkermes from $70.00 to $66.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Barclays set a $50.00 price objective on Alkermes and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $63.55.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. FMR LLC raised its stake in Alkermes by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 22,978,575 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,332,068,000 after purchasing an additional 96,457 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Alkermes by 3.7% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 12,546,198 shares of the company’s stock valued at $727,303,000 after purchasing an additional 449,563 shares during the period. Woodford Investment Management Ltd raised its stake in Alkermes by 2.4% during the 2nd quarter. Woodford Investment Management Ltd now owns 7,647,977 shares of the company’s stock valued at $443,353,000 after purchasing an additional 177,449 shares during the period. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Alkermes by 39.8% during the 3rd quarter. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. now owns 2,779,364 shares of the company’s stock valued at $141,303,000 after purchasing an additional 790,692 shares during the period. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its stake in Alkermes by 13.7% during the 3rd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,650,006 shares of the company’s stock valued at $134,726,000 after purchasing an additional 319,014 shares during the period. 99.17% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Alkermes

Alkermes plc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the researching, developing and commercializing pharmaceutical products that are designed to address medical needs of patients in therapeutic areas. The Company has a portfolio of marketed drug products and a clinical pipeline of products that address central nervous system (CNS) disorders, such as schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis (MS).

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