Investors bought shares of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) on weakness during trading on Monday following insider selling activity. $56.08 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $28.40 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $27.68 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Eli Lilly and had the 18th highest net in-flow for the day. Eli Lilly and traded down ($0.43) for the day and closed at $82.86Specifically, SVP Alfonso G. Zulueta sold 2,003 shares of Eli Lilly and stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.67, for a total transaction of $167,591.01. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 43,580 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,646,338.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Lilly Endowment Inc sold 190,000 shares of Eli Lilly and stock in a transaction on Friday, September 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.53, for a total value of $15,680,700.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 123,682,287 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,207,499,146.11. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 772,003 shares of company stock valued at $64,837,441 over the last three months. Insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. BMO Capital Markets set a $73.00 price objective on Eli Lilly and and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Barclays PLC lifted their price objective on Eli Lilly and from $90.00 to $98.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $98.00 price objective on shares of Eli Lilly and in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Eli Lilly and from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price target on shares of Eli Lilly and in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $89.76.

The company has a market capitalization of $91,710.21, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.36, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 0.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.38.

Eli Lilly and (NYSE:LLY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The company reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $5.66 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.52 billion. Eli Lilly and had a return on equity of 30.27% and a net margin of 9.90%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.88 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Eli Lilly and Company will post 4.22 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. Eli Lilly and’s dividend payout ratio is presently 98.58%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Eli Lilly and by 10.5% during the third quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 611,105 shares of the company’s stock worth $52,274,000 after purchasing an additional 58,011 shares in the last quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec lifted its stake in shares of Eli Lilly and by 2.0% during the third quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 394,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $33,862,000 after purchasing an additional 7,800 shares in the last quarter. Brave Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Eli Lilly and by 9.9% during the third quarter. Brave Asset Management Inc. now owns 10,929 shares of the company’s stock worth $935,000 after purchasing an additional 985 shares in the last quarter. Synovus Financial Corp lifted its stake in shares of Eli Lilly and by 0.8% during the third quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 196,642 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,848,000 after purchasing an additional 1,537 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Eli Lilly and by 0.5% during the third quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 217,695 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,626,000 after purchasing an additional 1,003 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 75.48% of the company’s stock.

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Eli Lilly and Company Profile

Eli Lilly and Company is engaged in drug manufacturing business. The Company discovers, develops, manufactures and markets products in two segments: human pharmaceutical products and animal health products. The Company’s human pharmaceutical business segment sells medicines, which are discovered or developed by its scientists.

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