Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Allergan PLC. (NYSE:AGN) by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 22,835,689 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 482,220 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned approximately 6.80% of Allergan PLC. worth $5,551,128,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the business. Northern Trust Corp increased its position in Allergan PLC. by 8.8% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 4,492,944 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,092,189,000 after buying an additional 364,722 shares during the period. Marietta Wealth Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Allergan PLC. by 20.8% during the second quarter. Marietta Wealth Management LLC now owns 6,491 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,578,000 after buying an additional 1,116 shares during the last quarter. Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Allergan PLC. by 59.5% during the second quarter. Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Inc. now owns 103,681 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,204,000 after buying an additional 38,683 shares during the last quarter. Pacific Center for Financial Services boosted its position in shares of Allergan PLC. by 1.3% in the second quarter. Pacific Center for Financial Services now owns 541 shares of the company’s stock valued at $132,000 after acquiring an additional 7 shares during the period. Finally, Pathstone Family Office LLC boosted its position in shares of Allergan PLC. by 3,327.3% in the second quarter. Pathstone Family Office LLC now owns 377 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,035,000 after acquiring an additional 366 shares during the period. 82.03% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Allergan PLC. (NYSE AGN) opened at 209.80 on Wednesday. Allergan PLC. has a one year low of $184.50 and a one year high of $256.80. The company’s 50-day moving average is $220.20 and its 200 day moving average is $233.72. The company has a market capitalization of $70.14 billion, a P/E ratio of 6.39 and a beta of 1.15.

Allergan PLC. (NYSE:AGN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $4.02 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.95 by $0.07. Allergan PLC. had a net margin of 79.17% and a return on equity of 7.37%. The company had revenue of $4.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.95 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $3.35 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that Allergan PLC. will post $16.22 EPS for the current year.

Allergan PLC. declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Monday, September 25th that authorizes the company to buyback $2.00 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 2.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Friday, August 18th were paid a $0.70 dividend. This represents a $2.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 16th. Allergan PLC.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 9.95%.

AGN has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Company restated a “buy” rating on shares of Allergan PLC. in a research note on Monday. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Allergan PLC. in a research report on Monday. UBS AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $275.00 target price on shares of Allergan PLC. in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $266.00 target price (down from $286.00) on shares of Allergan PLC. in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Mizuho reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $267.00 target price on shares of Allergan PLC. in a research note on Monday, September 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Allergan PLC. has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $271.84.

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Allergan PLC. Company Profile

Allergan, Inc is a multi-specialty healthcare company. The Company focuses on developing and commercializing pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and over-the-counter (OTC) products. It discovers, develops and commercializes a range of products for the ophthalmic, neurological, medical aesthetics, medical dermatology, breast aesthetics, urological and other specialty markets.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Allergan PLC. (NYSE:AGN)

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