Simplex Trading buys $8,065,694 stake in Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX) : Simplex Trading scooped up 52,156 additional shares in Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 14, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 250,955 shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc which is valued at $8,065,694.Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc makes up approximately 1.26% of Simplex Trading’s portfolio.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc opened for trading at $31.86 and hit $33.7 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $33.34, with a gain of 3.73% or 1.2 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,06,95,324 shares. Company has a market cap of $11,439 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Acadian Asset Management boosted its stake in VRX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 200 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,100 shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc which is valued at $99,634.Hexavest reduced its stake in VRX by selling 1,270 shares or 0.9% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 140,298 shares of VRX which is valued at $4,509,178. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc makes up approx 0.07% of Hexavest’s portfolio.Edge Wealth Management reduced its stake in VRX by selling 680 shares or 87.18% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 100 shares of VRX which is valued at $3,135.

On the company’s financial health, Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc reported $2.50 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.12 based on the information available during the earnings call on Mar 15, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.62. The company had revenue of $2788.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2762.59 million. The company’s revenue was up 22.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.58 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc. Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Apr 12, 2016 to “Sector Perform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 65 from a previous price target of $69 .Shares were Reiterated by Rodman & Renshaw on Apr 11, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 105 from a previous price target of $118 .Shares were Downgraded by Barclays on Mar 21, 2016 to ” Equal Weight” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 34 from a previous price target of $135 .

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company. The Company is engaged in developing manufacturing and marketing a range of branded generic and branded generic pharmaceuticals over-the-counter (OTC) products and medical devices (contact lenses intraocular lenses ophthalmic surgical equipment and aesthetics devices) which are marketed directly or indirectly in over 100 countries. The Company operates through two segments: developed markets and emerging markets. The Company’s developed markets segment consists of sales in the United States of pharmaceutical products OTC products and medical device products. The Company’s Emerging Markets segment consists of branded generic pharmaceutical products and branded pharmaceuticals OTC products and medical device products.

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