Phibro Animal Health Corp. (NASDAQ:PAHC) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eight research firms that are presently covering the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $26.80.

Several research firms have weighed in on PAHC. Morgan Stanley set a $23.00 target price on Phibro Animal Health Corp. and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Sunday, September 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Phibro Animal Health Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 23rd. Guggenheim set a $30.00 target price on Phibro Animal Health Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, September 12th. Macquarie lowered Phibro Animal Health Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $21.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Friday, November 11th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 target price on shares of Phibro Animal Health Corp. in a report on Tuesday, August 30th.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its stake in Phibro Animal Health Corp. by 2.8% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 1,509,360 shares of the company’s stock valued at $41,024,000 after buying an additional 41,291 shares during the last quarter. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Phibro Animal Health Corp. by 20.8% in the second quarter. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,327,077 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,763,000 after buying an additional 228,171 shares during the last quarter. RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Phibro Animal Health Corp. during the second quarter valued at about $24,107,000. BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its stake in Phibro Animal Health Corp. by 29.3% in the third quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 683,795 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,586,000 after buying an additional 154,944 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Denver Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in Phibro Animal Health Corp. by 13.6% in the second quarter. Denver Investment Advisors LLC now owns 576,020 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,749,000 after buying an additional 69,092 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 47.58% of the company’s stock.

Phibro Animal Health Corp. (NASDAQ:PAHC) opened at 28.05 on Tuesday. Phibro Animal Health Corp. has a one year low of $16.80 and a one year high of $35.69. The firm has a market cap of $1.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.69 and a beta of 1.38. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $26.70 and its 200-day moving average price is $22.77.

Phibro Animal Health Corp. (NASDAQ:PAHC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 9th. The company reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.02. Phibro Animal Health Corp. had a return on equity of 75.49% and a net margin of 10.13%. The business earned $188 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $188.85 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.44 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Phibro Animal Health Corp. will post $1.42 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 30th will be issued a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 28th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.43%. Phibro Animal Health Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 21.05%.

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Phibro Animal Health Corp. Company Profile

Phibro Animal Health Corporation is an animal health and mineral nutrition company. The Company is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing products for a range of food animals, including poultry, swine, beef and dairy cattle, and aquaculture. The Company operates through three segments: Animal Health, Mineral Nutrition and Performance Products.

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