Shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc – (NASDAQ:JAZZ) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-seven research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and nineteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $181.64.
JAZZ has been the topic of several recent research reports. FBR & Co initiated coverage on shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. They set a “buy” rating and a $206.00 price objective on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada cut their price objective on shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals from $210.00 to $195.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Leerink Swann assumed coverage on shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $180.00 price target on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $165.00 price target on the stock. Finally, UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $172.00 price target (down previously from $175.00) on shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Monday, September 25th.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ JAZZ) opened at $143.04 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $8,190.00, a P/E ratio of 23.57, a P/E/G ratio of 0.73 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a current ratio of 3.10, a quick ratio of 2.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63. Jazz Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $112.52 and a 52-week high of $163.75.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of JAZZ. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals by 6.0% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 185,666 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $28,872,000 after buying an additional 10,446 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC raised its holdings in Jazz Pharmaceuticals by 13.0% during the 2nd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 1,384 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $215,000 after purchasing an additional 159 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its holdings in Jazz Pharmaceuticals by 4.0% during the 2nd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,410 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $530,000 after purchasing an additional 132 shares during the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Jazz Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter worth about $227,000. Finally, LSV Asset Management bought a new stake in Jazz Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter worth about $13,559,000. 90.73% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
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Jazz Pharmaceuticals Company Profile
Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs in neurology and psychiatry. As of December 31, 2009, the Company markets two products: Xyrem (sodium oxybate) for the treatment of both cataplexy and excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy; and Luvox CR (fluvoxamine maleate) for the treatment of both obsessive compulsive disorder and social anxiety disorder.
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