Citadel Advisors buys $426,432,864 stake in Biogen Inc (BIIB)

Biogen Inc (BIIB) : Citadel Advisors scooped up 1,019,258 additional shares in Biogen Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 1,358,326 shares of Biogen Inc which is valued at $426,432,864.Biogen Inc makes up approximately 1.09% of Citadel Advisors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Mackenzie Financial Corp reduced its stake in BIIB by selling 534 shares or 5.82% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 8,636 shares of BIIB which is valued at $2,711,186. Biogen Inc makes up approx 0.01% of Mackenzie Financial Corp’s portfolio.Canada Pension Plan Investment Board boosted its stake in BIIB in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 47,800 additional shares and now holds a total of 79,687 shares of Biogen Inc which is valued at $25,016,937. Biogen Inc makes up approx 0.10% of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s portfolio.Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale reduced its stake in BIIB by selling 30,927 shares or 15.91% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 163,474 shares of BIIB which is valued at $51,651,245. Biogen Inc makes up approx 0.56% of Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale’s portfolio.Calamos Wealth Management reduced its stake in BIIB by selling 186 shares or 6.97% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,484 shares of BIIB which is valued at $716,261. Biogen Inc makes up approx 0.14% of Calamos Wealth Management’s portfolio.Retirement Systems Of Alabama boosted its stake in BIIB in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,875 additional shares and now holds a total of 201,775 shares of Biogen Inc which is valued at $58,181,821. Biogen Inc makes up approx 0.33% of Retirement Systems Of Alabama’s portfolio.

Biogen Inc closed down -2.04 points or -0.66% at $306.13 with 10,44,953 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $307.87, the shares hit an intraday low of $304.79 and an intraday high of $309.135 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Biogen Inc reported $5.21 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.52 according to the earnings call on Jul 21, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $4.69. The company had revenue of $2894.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2790.65 million. The company’s revenue was up 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $4.22 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Biogen Inc. Biogen Inc was Initiated by Bernstein to “Outperform” on Jun 29, 2016. Biogen Inc was Downgraded by Citigroup to ” Neutral” on Jun 7, 2016.

Biogen Inc. formerly Biogen Idec Inc. is a global biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on discovering developing manufacturing and delivering therapies for neurological autoimmune and hematologic disorders. The Company develops manufactures and markets products designed for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and hemophilia A and B. The Company’s marketed products include AVONEX PLEGRIDY TECFIDERA TYSABRI FAMPYRA for multiple sclerosis (MS) ALPROLIX for hemophilia B and ELOCTATE for hemophilia A among others. It also collaborates on the development and commercialization of RITUXAN (rituximab) which is a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other conditions and share profits and losses for GAZYVA which is for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

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