NASDAQ:SHPG - Shire Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$171.43 +0.78 (+0.46 %)
(As of 08/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$170.65
Today's Range$170.37 - $171.95
52-Week Range$123.73 - $177.51
Volume358,266 shs
Average Volume1.24 million shs
Market Capitalization$51.80 billion
P/E Ratio11.34
Dividend Yield0.61%
Shire logoShire plc, a biotechnology company, researches, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells medicines for 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. Its marketed products include ADVATE, ADYNOVATE/ADYNOVI, and OBIZUR for the treatment of hemophilia A; RIXUBIS to treat hemophilia B; VONVENDI for the treatment of von willebrand disease; FEIBA to treat hemophilia A and B patients with inhibitors; ELAPRASE to treat hunter syndrome; REPLAGAL for fabry disease; and VPRIV to treat type 1 Gaucher disease. The company's marketed products also comprise VYVANSE/VENVANSE/ELVANSE/TYVENSE/VUXEN/ADUVANZ for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and binge eating disorder; ADDERALL XR and MYDAYIS to treat ADHD; GAMMAGARD LIQUID/KIOVIG, GAMMAGARD S/D, HYQVIA, and CUVITRU for the treatment of primary immunodeficiency; and FLEXBUMIN to treat hypovolemia and hypoalbuminemia. In addition, its marketed products consists of CINRYZE and FIRAZYR for the treatment of hereditary angioedema; FOSRENOL to treat hyperphosphatemia; LIALDA/MEZAVANT and PENTASA for ulcerative colitis; GATTEX/REVESTIVE for the treatment of short bowel syndrome; NATPARA for the control of hypocalcemia in patients with hypoparathyroidism; ONCASPAR to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia; ONYVIDE for metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas; and XIIDRA for the treatment of dry eye disease. The company markets its products through wholesalers, distributors, and pharmacies. It has collaborative and other licensing arrangements with Rani Therapeutics LLC; Parion Sciences Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Precision BioSciences Inc.; Symphogen; and Ipsen Bioscience Inc., as well as a preclinical research collaboration agreement with NanoMedSyn. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Pharmaceutical preparations


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.45
Current Ratio1.55
Quick Ratio1.02


Trailing P/E Ratio11.34
Forward P/E Ratio11.21
P/E Growth1.51

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$15.16 billion
Price / Sales3.44
Cash Flow$22.8573 per share
Price / Cash7.50
Book Value$119.43 per share
Price / Book1.44


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$15.15
Net Income$4.27 billion
Net Margins31.06%
Return on Equity13.22%
Return on Assets7.02%


Outstanding Shares303,950,000
Market Cap$51.80 billion

Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Shire's stock symbol?

Shire trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SHPG."

How often does Shire pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Shire?

Shire announced a semiannual dividend on Friday, February 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.8937 per share on Tuesday, April 24th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 8th. This is a boost from Shire's previous semiannual dividend of $0.15. View Shire's Dividend History.

How were Shire's earnings last quarter?

Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July, 31st. The biopharmaceutical company reported $3.88 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.67 by $0.21. The biopharmaceutical company had revenue of $3.92 billion for the quarter. Shire had a net margin of 31.06% and a return on equity of 13.22%. Shire's quarterly revenue was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $3.73 earnings per share. View Shire's Earnings History.

When is Shire's next earnings date?

Shire is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, October, 26th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Shire.

What guidance has Shire issued on next quarter's earnings?

Shire updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, July, 31st. The company provided EPS guidance of $14.90-15.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $15.28. The company issued revenue guidance of $15.4-15.9 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $15.41 billion.

What price target have analysts set for SHPG?

14 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Shire's stock. Their predictions range from $150.00 to $245.00. On average, they anticipate Shire's share price to reach $201.1818 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 17.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Shire.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Shire?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Shire in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Shire.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Shire stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Shire stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Sales of Shire’s Mydayis showed promise in the first six months of launch. Also, strong performance of Vyvanse, Cinryze and Elaprase continue to drive its top line. The label expansion of Firazyr in pediatrics and approval of Lyophilized Oncaspar in Europe should continue to drive the top line going ahead. The hematology and immunology segment, acquired from Baxalta, gave a major boost to product sales. The approval of Xiidra has boosted the company’s ophthalmology portfolio. Though the adult ADHD space is one of the largest and fastest growing segments of the market, it is highly genericized. Supply shortage for Cinryze and generic competition for Lialda had an unfavorable impact on the top line. Moreover, its shares have underperformed the industry in the past year. Estimates movement remains mixed ahead of the Q1 earnings results. The company has a positive record of earnings surprises in recent quarters." (4/23/2018)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "Though it has not been confirmed by Shire yet, headlines from Reuters are reporting that Takeda (Not Covered) has made a takeover offer to Shire worth ~46.50 pounds/share (~$198 per ADS), which we estimate translates to ~ $61B (see Exhibit 1 on page 3 for details). Based on our conversations with shareholders, this seems like a reasonable starting price for a negotiation, but we think people will want to see $200+ unless it’s all cash." (4/16/2018)
  • 3. Royal Bank of Canada analysts commented, "We don’t have a clue on the contribution of PhotonBlade in the qtr. FY18 guidance will be critical. Consensus currently is ~$52M. A number below consensus will be parsed almost immediately as to implied PhotonBlade / non- PhotonBlade growth." (2/5/2018)

Are investors shorting Shire?

Shire saw a drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,145,147 shares, a drop of 35.6% from the July 13th total of 1,778,249 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 631,887 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.8 days. Approximately 0.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Shire's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Shire's key competitors?

Who are Shire's key executives?

Shire's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Flemming Ornskov M.P.H., MBA, M.D., MPH, CEO, MD & Exec. Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Thomas J. W. Dittrich, CFO & Director (Age 54)
  • Gisele Dion, Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Matthew Walker, Head of Technical Operations (Age 54)
  • Prof. Andreas Busch Ph.D., Head of R&D & Chief Scientific Officer (Age 55)

Has Shire been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about SHPG stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Shire earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 46.04 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View Recent Headlines for Shire.

Who are Shire's major shareholders?

Shire's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Janus Henderson Group PLC (0.56%), FMR LLC (0.41%), BlackRock Inc. (0.27%), PointState Capital LP (0.23%), Bank of America Corp DE (0.21%) and Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. (0.17%).

Which major investors are selling Shire stock?

SHPG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., FMR LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Orbimed Advisors LLC, Rockefeller Capital Management L.P., Dividend Assets Capital LLC, Ruffer LLP and Janus Henderson Group PLC.

Which major investors are buying Shire stock?

SHPG stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including PointState Capital LP, LMR Partners LLP, SG Americas Securities LLC, Chescapmanager LLC, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Marshall Wace LLP, Hudson Bay Capital Management LP and Morgan Stanley.

How do I buy shares of Shire?

Shares of SHPG can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Shire's stock price today?

One share of SHPG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $171.43.

How big of a company is Shire?

Shire has a market capitalization of $51.80 billion and generates $15.16 billion in revenue each year. The biopharmaceutical company earns $4.27 billion in net income (profit) each year or $15.15 on an earnings per share basis. Shire employs 23,044 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Shire?

Shire's mailing address is BLOCK 2 MIESIAN PLAZA 50-58 BAGGOT STREET LOWER, Dublin L2, D02. The biopharmaceutical company can be reached via phone at 353-1609-6000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Shire (NASDAQ SHPG)

Community Ranking:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  986 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  518 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,504
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This page was last updated on 8/21/2018 by Staff

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