FTB Advisors Inc. trimmed its stake in shares of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) by 53.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,864 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,301 shares during the period. FTB Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Eli Lilly and were worth $235,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Acrospire Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in Eli Lilly and by 16.7% during the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,399 shares of the company’s stock worth $115,000 after acquiring an additional 200 shares during the period. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA purchased a new position in Eli Lilly and during the second quarter worth approximately $129,000. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd boosted its position in Eli Lilly and by 237.4% during the first quarter. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd now owns 1,761 shares of the company’s stock worth $148,000 after purchasing an additional 1,239 shares in the last quarter. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. purchased a new position in Eli Lilly and during the second quarter worth approximately $148,000. Finally, Cornerstone Advisors Inc. boosted its position in Eli Lilly and by 18.4% during the second quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 2,013 shares of the company’s stock worth $166,000 after purchasing an additional 313 shares in the last quarter. 76.61% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE LLY) opened at $83.68 on Thursday. Eli Lilly and Company has a fifty-two week low of $64.18 and a fifty-two week high of $89.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 1.38 and a quick ratio of 1.03. The company has a market capitalization of $91,919.42, a P/E ratio of 20.41, a P/E/G ratio of 1.84 and a beta of 0.34.

Eli Lilly and (NYSE:LLY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The company reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.02. Eli Lilly and had a return on equity of 30.27% and a net margin of 9.90%. The firm had revenue of $5.66 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.52 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.88 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Eli Lilly and Company will post 4.21 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced 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. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.49%. Eli Lilly and’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 98.58%.

In other Eli Lilly and news, major shareholder Lilly Endowment Inc sold 180,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.06, for a total transaction of $14,590,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 123,865,804 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,040,562,072.24. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Alfonso G. Zulueta sold 2,003 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.67, for a total value of $167,591.01. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 43,580 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,646,338.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 772,003 shares of company stock valued at $64,837,441. 0.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. BMO Capital Markets set a $73.00 price target on Eli Lilly and and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Barclays PLC increased their price target on Eli Lilly and from $90.00 to $98.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $98.00 price target on shares of Eli Lilly and in a research 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 reiterated 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 investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $89.97.

About Eli Lilly and

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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