Shire (LON:SHP)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating restated by investment analysts at BNP Paribas in a report released on Tuesday. They presently have a GBX 4,700 ($63.74) price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. BNP Paribas’ price target suggests a potential upside of 36.17% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other research firms also recently commented on SHP. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “conviction-buy” rating on shares of Shire in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Liberum Capital cut shares of Shire to a “hold” rating and lowered their price objective for the stock from GBX 4,200 ($56.96) to GBX 4,100 ($55.60) in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 5,500 ($74.59) price objective on shares of Shire in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 5,700 ($77.30) price objective on shares of Shire in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on shares of Shire from GBX 5,800 ($78.65) to GBX 5,700 ($77.30) and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 5,082.35 ($68.92).

Shire (LON:SHP) traded down GBX 48.50 ($0.66) during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 3,451.50 ($46.81). 3,750,000 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,410,000. Shire has a one year low of GBX 3,403.50 ($46.16) and a one year high of GBX 5,067 ($68.71). The company has a market cap of $31,400.00 and a P/E ratio of 2,696.48.

In related news, insider Dominic Blakemore purchased 165 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 3,790 ($51.40) per share, for a total transaction of £6,253.50 ($8,480.47).

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Shire Company Profile

Shire plc is a biotech company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other specialized conditions. The Company’s segment is engaged in research, development, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of specialist medicines. It focuses its development resources on projects in various therapeutic areas (TAs), including Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Hematology, Oncology, Immunology, Gastrointestinal (GI)/Metabolic/Endocrinology Diseases.

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