FTSE 100 drugmaker Shire recommends £46bn takeover by Takeda

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This rating was disclosed in analysts note on Wednesday, 25 April. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fifteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 82% are positive. EMIS Group PLC has GBX 1250 highest and GBX 880 lowest target. Kepler Capital Markets reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a GBX 4,250 ($59.27) price target on shares of Shire in a report on Thursday, March 29th.

3/30/2018 - Shire was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $18600 target. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, July 11 by Cantor Fitzgerald. On Monday, February 19 the firm has "Hold" rating given by J.P. Morgan. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Sector Perform" rating in Monday, October 26 report. About 2.72M shares traded or 81.62% up from the average. SHPG is downtrending and has moved 27.67% since April 24, 2017. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 39.22%.

Takeda has upped its offer to buy Shire $SHPG for a mix of stock and cash worth close to $65 billion, which is good enough for the Lexington, MA-based biotech to extend the deadline on their talks to May 8 after determining they were close to finalizing a pact. Therefore 82% are positive.

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Shire plc (SHPG) is expected to post revenue of $3.82 Billion in the current quarter, according to consensus of 12 analysts.

Jonathon Jacobson increased its stake in Shire Plc (SHPG) by 324% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Friday, May 20. On Friday, February 16 the firm has "Buy" rating by Susquehanna given. Listed here are Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) PTs and latest ratings. This is a boost from Shire's previous dividend of $3.85. On Friday, September 4 the stock rating was initiated by BNP Paribas with "Outperform". As per Tuesday, June 13, the company rating was maintained by BTIG Research. The rating was upgraded by Liberum Capital to "Buy" on Tuesday, November 14.

Shire looks set to be acquired in a £46bn deal after the biotechnology giant's board indicated to suitor Takeda that it would be willing to recommend the revised proposal subject to the resolution of certain matters.

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