Akorn (NASDAQ:AKRX) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Monday.

Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on AKRX. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Akorn from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Jefferies Group set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Akorn and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Akorn and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 22nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. Akorn has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $29.17.

Akorn (AKRX) opened at $31.98 on Monday. Akorn has a 52-week low of $19.67 and a 52-week high of $34.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 3.17 and a current ratio of 4.16. The firm has a market cap of $4,000.00, a P/E ratio of 54.20, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 1.33.

In other Akorn news, Director Brian Tambi sold 15,100 shares of Akorn stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.35, for a total transaction of $503,585.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder John N. Kapoor sold 13,629 shares of Akorn stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.67, for a total transaction of $445,259.43. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 28.20% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of AKRX. State of Alaska Department of Revenue acquired a new stake in shares of Akorn during the 4th quarter valued at $199,000. LMR Partners LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Akorn during the 3rd quarter valued at $200,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Akorn during the 2nd quarter valued at $209,000. Suntrust Banks Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Akorn during the 2nd quarter valued at $234,000. Finally, Bluefin Trading LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Akorn during the 2nd quarter valued at $268,000. 73.34% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Akorn Company Profile

Akorn Inc (Akorn), together with its subsidiaries, is a specialty generic pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals, as well as private-label over-the-counter (OTC) consumer health products and animal health pharmaceuticals. The Company operates through two segments: Prescription Pharmaceuticals and the Consumer Health.

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