Valeant Dives To 8-Year Low After Ackman 'Throws In The Towel'

Posted March 15, 2017

Bill Ackman has finally conceded defeat on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl had a negative net margin of 22.17% and a positive return on equity of 43.81%. Valeant shares closed Monday at $12.11, down from a record high of $263.81 in August 2015.

According to Yahoo Finance, the price target for the company which analysts are aiming is 55.

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Here are three hedge funds that still love Valeant, according to their 13F filings made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 64.34% of the company's stock. Here, 1 indicates a Strong Buy and 5 indicates a Strong Sell. The company reported its last quarter on Dec 16.

Still, investors haven't been buying tales of the "new Valeant".

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But none of those losses come close to Ackman's Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc. Recently, the stock has been recorded at -24.7530% off of the 50 day moving average of $14.2997. The streaming radio specialist said that it would launch an on-demand music streaming service beginning on Wednesday, and investors weren't impressed with the company's strategic decision.

The most influential movers on the index included some of its biggest energy companies with Suncor Energy down 1.7% at $39.78 and Canadian Natural Resources losing 2% to $41.84. Yet Tilly's warned that its fiscal first-quarter results would likely see a high-single-digit percentage drop in comparable-store sales due to the timing of the Easter holiday and tough weather conditions on the West Coast in February. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.55 earnings per share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 12 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.as 2.17 Billion.

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By 2014, Valeant was amongst the top 15 pharmaceutical companies by market cap and Pearson was making headlines by telling the world that Valeant would be a top five drugmaker by the end of 2015.