Pictet Asset Management Ltd. Boosts Stake in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX)

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The specialty pharmaceutical company reported $2.80 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.87 by $1.93. State of Tennessee Treasury Department owned 0.08% of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International worth $2,880,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Moreover, Alpine Vi Ltd Limited Liability Company has 2.88% invested in Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) for 425,000 shares. Paulson & Co. Inc. owns $245.41 million in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., which represents roughly 5.54% of the company's market cap and approximately 10.87% of the institutional ownership. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International by 2.2% in the first quarter. Finally, ValueAct Holdings L.P. boosted its position in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International by 20.0% in the first quarter. City Financial Investment Co Ltd now owns 945,548 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company's stock valued at $10,429,000 after buying an additional 60,000 shares during the period. WMS Partners LLC purchased a new position in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International during the first quarter worth approximately $116,000. Franklin Street Advisors Nc owns 0.05% invested in Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) for 18,470 shares.

Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. The stock of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (TSE:VRX) has "Sector Perform" rating given on Monday, June 20 by RBC Capital Markets. Another trade for 3.00 million shares valued at $32.47 million was made by ValueAct Holdings - L.P. on Tuesday, March 14. The stock of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, May 11 by BTIG Research. (NYSE/TSX:VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of dermatology, gastrointestinal disorders, eye health, neurology and branded generics. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $12.26 and a 200-day moving average of $12.99. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International also saw some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Stock traders bought 35,088 put options on the stock. Barclays PLC reissued a "hold" rating and set a $34.00 target price on shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in a research note on Thursday, February 9th. That particular crummy trade resulted in a almost $2 billion loss for his firm.

Cantor Fitzgerald analyst initiated coverage on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International VRX (NYSE:VRX) with a $18.00 PT and "Overweight" rating. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 11.1% on a year-over-year basis.

As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $-4.05 and is estimated to be $3.89 for the current year with 347,906,000 shares now outstanding. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International's revenue was down 11.1% on a year-over-year basis.

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A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. BMO Capital Markets downgraded it to "Market Perform" rating and $6 target in Monday, December 19 report. Guggenheim restated a "buy" rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in a research report on Tuesday, February 28th. Deutsche Bank AG dropped their price objective on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International from $20.00 to $19.00 and set a "hold" rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, March 7th. Valley National Advisers holds 0% in Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) or 99 shares. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $18.11. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $13.90 per share, with a total value of $278,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. 484,618 are owned by Cibc Asset Mngmt Incorporated.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc is a pharmaceutical and medical device company.

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