Shore Capital reissued their buy rating on shares of Shire (LON:SHP) in a research note released on Monday. The brokerage currently has a GBX 3,607 ($51.65) price target on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

A number of other analysts also recently commented on SHP. JPMorgan Chase downgraded shares of Shire to a neutral rating and cut their price objective for the company from GBX 5,000 ($71.59) to GBX 3,600 ($51.55) in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. BNP Paribas restated an outperform rating and set a GBX 4,700 ($67.30) price target on shares of Shire in a report on Thursday, March 22nd. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on shares of Shire from GBX 5,700 ($81.62) to GBX 4,700 ($67.30) and set an overweight rating for the company in a research report on Monday, March 19th. Citigroup reaffirmed a buy rating and set a GBX 5,500 ($78.75) price objective on shares of Shire in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, Goldman Sachs reissued a conviction-buy rating and issued a GBX 4,600 ($65.86) price target on shares of Shire in a research report on Monday, March 26th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Shire presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of GBX 4,550.80 ($65.16).

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SHP stock opened at GBX 3,617 ($51.79) on Monday. Shire has a 52-week low of GBX 2,940.50 ($42.10) and a 52-week high of GBX 5,021 ($71.89).

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 24th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 8th will be issued a GBX 21.46 ($0.31) dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 0.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 8th. This is a boost from Shire’s previous dividend of $3.85.

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Shire Company Profile

Shire plc, a biotechnology company, researches, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells specialist medicines for people with rare diseases and other specialized conditions worldwide. The company offers products in therapeutic areas, including hematology, genetic diseases, neuroscience, immunology, internal medicine, ophthalmology, and oncology.

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