Swiss National Bank raised its position in Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) by 0.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,157,443 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 36,000 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 377,575.22% of Eli Lilly and worth $355,628,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of LLY. Jaffetilchin Investment Partners LLC grew its stake in shares of Eli Lilly and by 119.6% in the 3rd quarter. Jaffetilchin Investment Partners LLC now owns 10,628 shares of the company’s stock valued at $909,000 after purchasing an additional 5,789 shares during the period. Maple Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Eli Lilly and by 2.4% in the 3rd quarter. Maple Capital Management Inc. now owns 96,166 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,226,000 after purchasing an additional 2,270 shares during the period. Jacobi Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Eli Lilly and by 65.7% in the 3rd quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 1,718 shares of the company’s stock valued at $150,000 after purchasing an additional 681 shares during the period. Blackhill Capital Inc. grew its stake in shares of Eli Lilly and by 0.6% in the 3rd quarter. Blackhill Capital Inc. now owns 154,915 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,251,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Finally, Alethea Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Eli Lilly and in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $808,000. 76.42% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other Eli Lilly and news, SVP Alfonso G. Zulueta sold 2,003 shares of the company’s 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 transaction, the senior vice president now owns 43,580 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,646,338.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, major shareholder Lilly Endowment Inc sold 195,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.14, for a total value of $16,602,300.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 123,513,247 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,515,917,849.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 651,088 shares of company stock worth $56,439,586. Company insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE LLY) opened at $86.54 on Friday. Eli Lilly and Company has a 12-month low of $71.76 and a 12-month high of $89.09. The company has a current ratio of 1.38, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66. The company has a market capitalization of $95,244.73, a P/E ratio of 21.15, a P/E/G ratio of 1.76 and a beta of 0.35.

Eli Lilly and (NYSE:LLY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The company reported $1.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping 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 for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.52 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.88 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Eli Lilly and Company will post 4.22 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.5625 per share. This is an increase from Eli Lilly and’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.52. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 14th. This represents a $2.25 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.60%. Eli Lilly and’s dividend payout ratio is currently 98.58%.

LLY has been the topic of several analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $71.00 price objective on shares of Eli Lilly and in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Morgan Stanley set a $86.00 price target on Eli Lilly and and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price target on shares of Eli Lilly and in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $89.00 price target (down from $94.00) on shares of Eli Lilly and in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price target (up from $92.00) on shares of Eli Lilly and in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Eli Lilly and presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $90.25.

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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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