GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK) has been assigned a GBX 1,450 ($19.07) price objective by stock analysts at Morgan Stanley in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. The brokerage presently has a “sell” rating on the stock. Morgan Stanley’s price target indicates a potential upside of 7.58% from the company’s previous close.

Several other analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG set a GBX 1,610 ($21.18) price target on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a GBX 1,900 ($24.99) price target on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,900 ($24.99) target price on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Investec reiterated an “under review” rating on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a GBX 1,450 ($19.07) target price on shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc in a report on Friday, October 27th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,591.75 ($20.94).

Shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) opened at GBX 1,347.90 ($17.73) on Monday. GlaxoSmithKline plc has a 1 year low of GBX 1,336 ($17.57) and a 1 year high of GBX 1,724.50 ($22.68).

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported GBX 32.50 ($0.43) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of GBX 31.80 ($0.42) by GBX 0.70 ($0.01). GlaxoSmithKline plc had a negative net margin of 1.17% and a negative return on equity of 57.19%. The business had revenue of GBX 784.30 billion during the quarter.

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In other GlaxoSmithKline plc news, insider Urs Rohner purchased 473 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 25th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 1,518 ($19.97) per share, for a total transaction of £7,180.14 ($9,443.82). Also, insider Simon Dingemans purchased 1,076 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 12th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 1,527 ($20.08) per share, for a total transaction of £16,430.52 ($21,610.57). Insiders purchased 1,566 shares of company stock worth $2,386,736 in the last 90 days.

GlaxoSmithKline plc Company Profile

GlaxoSmithKline plc is a global healthcare company. The Company operates through three segments: Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. The Company focuses on its research across six areas: Respiratory diseases, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/infectious diseases, Vaccines, Immuno-inflammation, Oncology and Rare diseases.

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