Analyst's Ratings : Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY)

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Eli Lilly and (NYSE:LLY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 25th. Corporate insiders own 0.20% of the company's stock.

Other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Heritage Trust Co bought a new stake in shares of Eli Lilly and during the 1st quarter valued at $135,000. Next quarter's EPS is forecasted at $1.04 with next year's EPS anticipated to be $4.61. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd now owns 1,761 shares of the company's stock valued at $148,000 after purchasing an additional 1,239 shares during the period.

In other news, major shareholder Lilly Endowment Inc sold 220,000 shares of Eli Lilly and stock in a transaction on Monday, July 31st.

Sell-side analysts have also provided a consensus recommendation of 2.30 on company shares. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC grew its position in Eli Lilly and by 1.8% in the 1st quarter. However, 3.90% over the last one month, 6.07% for the last quarter and year to date performance stands at 18.53%. Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) average trading volume of 3,233,700 during the past month is 14.18% below its average volume over the past year, indicating that investors have been less active than usual in the stock in recent times. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Lilly now expects full-year adjusted profit of $4.15 to $4.25 per share on revenue of $22.4bn to $22.7bn. Eli Lilly and Company has a 12-month low of $64.18 and a 12-month high of $89.09.

The P/E ratio is 37.72 and market capitalization is 91.97B. The firm's 50-day moving average price is $71.89 and its 200-day moving average price is $77.07.

The company now has an insider ownership of 11.2 Percent and Institutional ownership of 78 Percent. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $2.31 and is projected to be $4.16 for the current year with 1,055,000,000 shares now outstanding. Eli Lilly and had a return on equity of 23.71% and a net margin of 11.73%.

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Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $5.52 Billion for the current quarter. During the past couple of weeks, LLY average daily volatility was 9.30%, which is 5.21 percentage points lower than the average volatility over the past 100 days.

Eli Lilly and Company's average Book Value per Share Growth Rate was -3.6 percent during the past 12 months. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.52 per share. The dividend will be $0.520 per share for the quarter which is $2.08 annualized. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. Investors may choose to review analyst projections and then make their own decisions on what they think the company will report for the quarter.

Several investment analysts have released opinions on Eli Lilly and Company recently. BMO Capital Markets set a $73.00 target price on Eli Lilly and and gave the stock a "sell" rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. On Friday, December 18 the stock rating was initiated by Atlantic Securities with "Overweight". On October 10, 2017 the stock rating was changed to "Neutral" by Credit Suisse which is down from the previous "Outperform" rating.

Among 17 analysts covering ONEOK (NYSE:OKE), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY) has risen 4.70% since October 24, 2016 and is uptrending.

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Eli Lilly and Company, launched on January 17, 1901, is involved in drug manufacturing business. Lilly generates revenues from its pharmaceutical product and animal health segments.

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