Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) Traders Should Start Listening to Analysts

Barnes Melissa S also sold $172,107 worth of Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY) on Friday, December 16.

Sell-side analysts also have something to say about this company. First Command Financial Services Inc. boosted its stake in Eli Lilly and by 7.3% in the first quarter. Financial Architects Inc boosted its stake in Eli Lilly and by 4.5% in the third quarter. Crestpoint Capital Mgmt Lc holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY) for 2,900 shares.

US based company, Eli Lilly and Company (LLY)'s latest closing price was 1.78% from the average-price of 200 days while it maintained a distance from the 50 Day Moving Average at -4.63% and -2.45% compared with the 20 Day Moving Average. Integrated Wealth Management boosted its stake in Eli Lilly and by 3.7% in the third quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont boosted its stake in shares of Eli Lilly and by 3.9% in the third quarter. Covington Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 25,555 shares of the company's stock valued at $2,051,000 after buying an additional 14,450 shares in the last quarter. Insiders own 0.20% of the company's stock. The Value Composite score of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) is 59. Eli Lilly and has a 1-year low of $64.18 and a 1-year high of $86.72. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $83.19 and a 200-day moving average of $78.07. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. Eli Lilly and also was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 15,956 put options on the company. This is an increase of 743% compared to the average volume of 1,893 put options.

Analysts await Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY) to report earnings on July, 25 before the open. For the current year the company's revenue estimates are $22.09 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $21.89 Billion and high estimates of $22.33 Billion according to 17 number of analysts. Eli Lilly and had a return on equity of 24.74% and a net margin of 12.90%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis.

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According to analysts Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY)'s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $0.98 and can go high up to $1.15.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) have shown a high EPS growth of 11.20% in the last 5 years and has earnings growth of 1.00% yoy.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 9th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 15th will be given a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.66%. Morgan Stanley stated it has 0.1% in Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY).

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Eli Lilly and Co (LLY) Downgraded to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research" was originally published by Transcript Daily and is owned by of Transcript Daily. If you are viewing this report on another domain, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of USA & worldwide copyright & trademark legislation. The correct version of this report can be read at [[permalink]]. Argus Research downgraded the shares of LLY in report on Thursday, April 27 to "Hold" rating. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reissued a buy rating and set a $85.00 target price (up previously from $82.00) on shares of Eli Lilly and in a report on Wednesday, December 21st. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $100.00 price objective on shares of Eli Lilly and in a report on Monday, April 17th. The average analysts gave this company a mean recommendation of 2.10.

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Eli Lilly and (NYSE:LLY) traded down 1.63% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $78.99. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.50 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range).

Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) now has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 38.94 while the company's industry has 14.64 P/E and the sector P/E is 17.57.

In other Eli Lilly and news, major shareholder Lilly Endowment Inc sold 230,000 shares of Eli Lilly and stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 17th. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 125,125,804 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,043,848,287.08. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Moreover, Raymond James Tru Na has 0.26% invested in Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY) for 44,344 shares. Conterno Enrique A sold $2.07M worth of stock. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 114,217 shares of the company's stock, valued at $9,452,598.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Zakrowski Donald A sold $155,040 worth of stock or 2,000 shares. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. The 14-day ADX for Eli Lilly and Co (LLY) is standing at 28.96. The Firm discovers, develops, makes and markets products in two divisions: human pharmaceutical products and animal health products.

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