Wedbush Securities Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 37,663 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,615,000.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of NVO. Proficio Capital Partners LLC increased its position in shares of Novo Nordisk A/S by 155.6% in the first quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 2,472 shares of the company’s stock worth $103,000 after buying an additional 1,505 shares in the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its position in shares of Novo Nordisk A/S by 167.8% in the first quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 3,061 shares of the company’s stock worth $105,000 after buying an additional 1,918 shares in the last quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Novo Nordisk A/S by 120.3% in the first quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 2,844 shares of the company’s stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 1,553 shares in the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC bought a new position in shares of Novo Nordisk A/S during the first quarter worth approximately $127,000. Finally, Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC increased its position in shares of Novo Nordisk A/S by 3,609.0% in the first quarter. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC now owns 3,709 shares of the company’s stock worth $127,000 after buying an additional 3,609 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 6.40% of the company’s stock.

Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) opened at 45.81 on Friday. Novo Nordisk A/S has a 52 week low of $30.89 and a 52 week high of $47.98. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $42.76 and a 200-day moving average of $38.81. The company has a market capitalization of $113.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.74 and a beta of 0.63.

The company also recently declared an annual dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 21st will be issued a dividend of $0.336 per share. This represents a yield of 1.07%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 18th. This is a boost from Novo Nordisk A/S’s previous annual dividend of $0.33. Novo Nordisk A/S’s payout ratio is 36.00%.

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NVO has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Novo Nordisk A/S from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Novo Nordisk A/S from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Novo Nordisk A/S from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Novo Nordisk A/S presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.00.

About Novo Nordisk A/S

Novo Nordisk A/S is a global healthcare company engaged in diabetes care. The Company is also engaged in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical products. The Company operates through two business segments: diabetes and obesity care, and biopharmaceuticals. The Company’s diabetes and obesity care segment covers insulin, GLP-1, other protein-related products, such as glucagon, protein-related delivery systems and needles, and oral anti-diabetic drugs.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO)

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