PDL Biopharma (PDLI) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

PDL Biopharma (NASDAQ:PDLI) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has assigned a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $3.50.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on PDLI shares. BidaskClub raised shares of PDL Biopharma from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of PDL Biopharma from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.50 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. TheStreet raised shares of PDL Biopharma from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of PDL Biopharma from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 25th.

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Shares of PDLI stock traded down $0.01 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $2.97. 338,970 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,533,239. The company has a current ratio of 3.32, a quick ratio of 3.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14. The stock has a market capitalization of $455.28, a PE ratio of 4.14 and a beta of 0.58. PDL Biopharma has a 1 year low of $1.96 and a 1 year high of $3.55.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new position in PDL Biopharma during the third quarter valued at $131,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC grew its stake in PDL Biopharma by 64.0% during the third quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 49,062 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $166,000 after acquiring an additional 19,144 shares in the last quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in PDL Biopharma during the fourth quarter valued at $142,000. Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new position in PDL Biopharma during the fourth quarter valued at $142,000. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas grew its stake in PDL Biopharma by 312.9% during the fourth quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 52,122 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $143,000 after acquiring an additional 39,499 shares in the last quarter. 91.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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PDL Biopharma Company Profile

PDL BioPharma, Inc acquires and manages companies, products, royalty agreements, and debt facilities in the biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Income Generating Assets and Product Sales. The Income Generating Assets segment consists of royalties from issued patents covering the humanization of antibodies, including Avastin, Herceptin, Xolair, Lucentis, Perjeta, Kadcyla, and Tysabri; and notes and other long-term receivables, royalty rights, hybrid notes/royalties receivable, and equity investments in healthcare companies.

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