NASDAQ:SHPG - Shire Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$161.25 -0.60 (-0.37 %)
(As of 06/25/2018 03:25 PM ET)
Previous Close$162.58
Today's Range$160.79 - $163.16
52-Week Range$123.73 - $177.51
Volume24,035 shs
Average Volume860,216 shs
Market Capitalization$49.20 billion
P/E Ratio10.63
Dividend Yield0.65%
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

Industry Pharmaceutical preparations


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.45
Current Ratio1.14
Quick Ratio0.66


Trailing P/E Ratio10.63
Forward P/E Ratio10.56
P/E Growth1.34

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$15.16 billion
Price / Sales3.23
Cash Flow$22.6475 per share
Price / Cash7.12
Book Value$119.43 per share
Price / Book1.35


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$15.15
Net Income$4.27 billion
Net Margins28.96%
Return on Equity13.60%
Return on Assets6.92%


Outstanding Shares303,950,000

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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 declared a semiannual dividend on Friday, February 16th. Investors of record on Friday, March 9th will be given a dividend of $0.8937 per share on Tuesday, April 24th. This represents a yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 26th. The biopharmaceutical company reported $3.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $3.58 by $0.28. The biopharmaceutical company earned $3.77 billion during the quarter. Shire had a net margin of 28.96% and a return on equity of 13.60%. Shire's quarterly revenue was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $3.63 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 Thursday, August, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Shire.

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

Shire updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 26th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $14.90-15.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $15.23. The company issued revenue guidance of $15.4-15.9 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $15.48 billion.

What price target have analysts set for SHPG?

17 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Shire's shares. Their predictions range from $150.00 to $245.00. On average, they expect Shire's stock price to reach $201.6429 in the next twelve months. 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 increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,853,536 shares, an increase of 40.6% from the May 15th total of 1,318,376 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,287,297 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.4 days. Approximately 0.6% of the company's stock are sold short. 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 stories about SHPG stock have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shire earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 46.11 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

Who are Shire's major shareholders?

Shire's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (0.61%), Northern Trust Corp (0.34%), BlackRock Inc. (0.30%), Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. (0.25%), New South Capital Management Inc. (0.22%) and Delek Group Ltd. (0.08%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Shire.

Which institutional investors are selling Shire stock?

SHPG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including UBS Group AG, Point72 Asset Management L.P., MD Sass Investors Services Inc., BlackRock Inc., Guggenheim Capital LLC, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Van ECK Associates Corp and Eagle Global Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Shire.

Which institutional investors are buying Shire stock?

SHPG stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Rockefeller Capital Management L.P., Prosight Management LP, Delek Group Ltd., Sphera Funds Management LTD., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, First Light Asset Management LLC, Forsta AP Fonden and Sector Gamma AS. View Insider Buying and Selling for Shire.

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 $161.05.

How big of a company is Shire?

Shire has a market capitalization of $49.20 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 (SHPG)

Community Ranking:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  939 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  472 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,411
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This page was last updated on 6/25/2018 by Staff

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