Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) Given a $86.00 Price Target by Morgan Stanley Analysts

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) has been assigned a $86.00 price target by stock analysts at Morgan Stanley in a research report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Morgan Stanley’s target price points to a potential downside of 1.24% from the stock’s current price.

Other research analysts have also issued reports about the company. TheStreet upgraded Eli Lilly and from a “c+” rating to a “b+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 target price on shares of Eli Lilly and in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $93.00 target price on shares of Eli Lilly and in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a $91.00 target price (up from $90.00) on shares of Eli Lilly and in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Eli Lilly and from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $94.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. Eli Lilly and currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $88.42.

Shares of Eli Lilly and (NYSE:LLY) opened at 87.08 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $91.87 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.68 and a beta of 0.34. Eli Lilly and has a 1-year low of $64.18 and a 1-year high of $89.09. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $82.21 and its 200 day moving average is $82.15.

Eli Lilly and (NYSE:LLY) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.05 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $5.82 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.60 billion. Eli Lilly and had a return on equity of 28.71% and a net margin of 11.12%. Eli Lilly and’s revenue was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.86 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Eli Lilly and will post $4.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, major shareholder Lilly Endowment Inc sold 220,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.09, for a total value of $18,279,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 124,049,283 shares in the company, valued at $10,307,254,924.47. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 990,000 shares of company stock valued at $82,949,650. 0.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Joel Isaacson & Co. LLC boosted its holdings in Eli Lilly and by 1.5% in the first quarter. Joel Isaacson & Co. LLC now owns 3,364 shares of the company’s stock valued at $283,000 after acquiring an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. boosted its holdings in Eli Lilly and by 4.4% in the second quarter. Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. now owns 32,507 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,675,000 after acquiring an additional 1,370 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its holdings in Eli Lilly and by 7.8% in the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 671,327 shares of the company’s stock valued at $55,258,000 after acquiring an additional 48,706 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its holdings in Eli Lilly and by 93.6% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 2,980,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $250,681,000 after acquiring an additional 1,441,200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Stephens Inc. AR boosted its holdings in Eli Lilly and by 4.5% in the first quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 44,023 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,703,000 after acquiring an additional 1,901 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 75.72% of the company’s stock.

About Eli Lilly and

Eli Lilly and Company is engaged in drug manufacturing business. The Company discovers, develops, manufactures and markets products in two segments: human pharmaceutical products and animal health products. The Company’s human pharmaceutical business segment sells medicines, which are discovered or developed by its scientists.

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