Brokers expect Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE: BHC) to report earnings per share of $0.91
Brokerages predict that Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE:BHC – Get a rating) will report earnings per share of $0.91 for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Four analysts released earnings estimates for Bausch Health Companies, with the highest EPS estimate of $1.09 and the lowest estimate of $0.76. Bausch Health Companies reported earnings per share of $0.98 in the same quarter last year, suggesting a negative 7.1% year-over-year growth rate. The company is due to announce its next earnings report on Monday, January 1.
On average, analysts expect Bausch Health Companies to report annual earnings of $4.06 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.67 to $4.87. For next year, analysts expect the company to post earnings of $4.65 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.09 to $5.11. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average average based on a survey of sell-side analysts who track Bausch Health Companies.
Bausch Health Companies (NYSE: BHC – Get a rating) last announced its results on Tuesday, May 10. The company reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.72 for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.03 per ($0.31). Bausch Health Companies had a negative return on equity of 649.29% and a negative net margin of 4.89%. The company posted revenue of $1.92 billion for the quarter, versus analyst estimates of $2.06 billion.
The BHC has been the subject of several reports by research analysts. BMO Capital Markets cut its price target on shares of Bausch Health Companies from $26.00 to $15.00 in a Wednesday, May 11 report. Piper Sandler cut her price target on Bausch Health Companies stock from $27.00 to $7.00 in a Thursday, May 26 research note. StockNews.com downgraded shares of Bausch Health Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a Wednesday, May 11 research note. TheStreet downgraded shares of Bausch Health Companies from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a Monday, March 28 research note. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada cut its price target on Bausch Health Companies shares from $21.00 to $17.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a Sunday research note. May 15. Two investment analysts gave the stock a hold rating and five gave the company a buy rating. According to MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has a consensus buy rating and a consensus target price of $18.50.
Separately, insider Robert Spurr sold 1,595 shares in a trade on Thursday, April 14. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.19, for a total transaction of $35,393.05. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 90,506 shares of the company, valued at $2,008,328.14. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available via the SEC website. 13.75% of the shares are held by insiders of the company.
Major investors have recently increased or reduced their stakes in the company. WASHINGTON TRUST Co bought a new stock position in Bausch Health Companies in the first quarter worth $28,000. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV increased its position in shares of Bausch Health Companies by 525.0% in the first quarter. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV now owns 1,250 shares of the company valued at $29,000 after purchasing an additional 1,050 shares in the last quarter. Amplius Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new stock position in Bausch Health Companies in the fourth quarter worth $30,000. Glassman Wealth Services increased its position in shares of Bausch Health Companies by 71.4% in the fourth quarter. Glassman Wealth Services now owns 1,152 shares of the company valued at $32,000 after buying an additional 480 shares last quarter. Finally, Sargent Bickham Lagudis LLC bought a new stock position in Bausch Health Companies in the first quarter worth $57,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.38% of the company’s shares.
BHC shares were down $0.35 on Friday, hitting $8.03. 6,260,544 shares of the stock have been traded, compared to its average volume of 5,613,985. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $15.47 and its two-hundred-day moving average price is of $21.57. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.90 billion, a PE ratio of -7.04, a PEG ratio of 0.20 and a beta of 1.66. Bausch Health Companies has a 12-month low of $7.80 and a 12-month high of $32.08.
About Bausch Healthcare Companies (Get a rating)
Bausch Health Companies Inc, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets a range of pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. The Company operates through five segments: Bausch + Lomb, Salix, International Rx, Ortho Dermatologics and Diversified Products.
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