Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. Buys Shares of 119,304 Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:JAZZ)

Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. bought a new position in Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:JAZZ) during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund bought 119,304 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $17,055,000.

Other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA bought a new stake in shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals during the 1st quarter worth about $25,000. Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals during the 1st quarter worth about $27,000. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals by 166.7% during the 1st quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 200 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $28,000 after acquiring an additional 125 shares in the last quarter. Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC bought a new stake in shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals during the 1st quarter worth about $33,000. Finally, Moody National Bank Trust Division bought a new stake in shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals during the 1st quarter worth about $40,000. 90.24% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on JAZZ. BidaskClub downgraded Jazz Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday. Barclays began coverage on Jazz Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Tuesday. They set an “overweight” rating and a $164.00 price target for the company. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $202.00 price target on Jazz Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 28th. HC Wainwright reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $153.00 price target on shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Friday, May 10th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Jazz Pharmaceuticals from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 8th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $181.06.

NASDAQ:JAZZ traded down $0.24 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $130.07. 3,822 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 477,619. Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC has a 12 month low of $113.52 and a 12 month high of $184.00. The company has a market cap of $7.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.65, a PEG ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a quick ratio of 3.01, a current ratio of 3.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 7th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported $3.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.83 by $0.44. Jazz Pharmaceuticals had a return on equity of 27.35% and a net margin of 24.88%. The firm had revenue of $508.19 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $466.55 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.98 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC will post 13.24 EPS for the current year.

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, a biopharmaceutical company, identifies, develops, and commercializes pharmaceutical products for various unmet medical needs in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company has a portfolio of products and product candidates with a focus in the areas of sleep and hematology/oncology.

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