Endo International PLC (ENDP) Bond Prices Rise 1.4%

An issue of Endo International PLC (NASDAQ:ENDP) bonds rose 1.4% as a percentage of their face value during trading on Thursday. The high-yield debt issue has a 6% coupon and is set to mature on July 15, 2023. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $90.00 and were trading at $91.75 last week. Price changes in a company’s bonds in credit markets often predict parallel changes in its stock price.

Several analysts have commented on the stock. Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price target (up previously from $17.00) on shares of Endo International PLC in a research report on Thursday, April 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Endo International PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. JMP Securities reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Endo International PLC in a research note on Wednesday, March 15th. Leerink Swann reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Endo International PLC in a research note on Monday, March 20th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity set a $14.00 price target on shares of Endo International PLC and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.74.

Shares of Endo International PLC (NASDAQ:ENDP) opened at 10.77 on Friday. The stock’s market capitalization is $2.40 billion. Endo International PLC has a 52-week low of $9.70 and a 52-week high of $24.93. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $12.25 and a 200-day moving average of $12.75.

Endo International PLC (NASDAQ:ENDP) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The company reported $1.23 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.10 by $0.13. Endo International PLC had a positive return on equity of 25.32% and a negative net margin of 82.93%. The company had revenue of $1.04 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.02 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.08 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that Endo International PLC will post $3.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of ENDP. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in Endo International PLC during the fourth quarter worth $3,711,000. Gabelli Funds LLC increased its stake in Endo International PLC by 14.6% in the fourth quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 235,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,870,000 after buying an additional 30,000 shares during the period. Norges Bank acquired a new stake in Endo International PLC during the fourth quarter worth $26,929,000. State Street Corp increased its stake in Endo International PLC by 5.3% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 9,642,033 shares of the company’s stock worth $158,792,000 after buying an additional 483,271 shares during the period. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its stake in Endo International PLC by 132.1% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 6,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 3,700 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.28% of the company’s stock.

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About Endo International PLC

Endo International PLC, formerly Endo Health Solutions Inc is a specialty healthcare solutions company focused on branded and generic pharmaceuticals, devices and services. The Company has a portfolio of branded pharmaceuticals that includes brands, such as Lidoderm, Opana ER, Voltaren Gel, Percocet, Frova, Supprelin LA, Vantas, Valstar and Fortesta Gel.

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