Brokerages Expect Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $434.41 Million

Wall Street analysts expect that Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) will announce $434.41 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Eleven analysts have provided estimates for Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $448.38 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $426.50 million. Jazz Pharmaceuticals posted sales of $376.05 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 15.5%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings report on Tuesday, May 8th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Jazz Pharmaceuticals will report full-year sales of $1.89 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $1.87 billion to $1.90 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the business will post sales of $2.15 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $2.06 billion to $2.21 billion. Zacks’ sales averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported $2.58 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.73 by ($0.15). Jazz Pharmaceuticals had a net margin of 30.14% and a return on equity of 22.63%. The company had revenue of $436.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $440.91 million.

Several brokerages have commented on JAZZ. BidaskClub raised shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Morgan Stanley raised shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their price target for the company from $128.58 to $163.75 in a research report on Monday, March 19th. Deutsche Bank set a $170.00 price target on shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Seaport Global Securities set a $175.00 price target on shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 6th. Finally, HC Wainwright reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $160.00 price target (up previously from $150.00) on shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Jazz Pharmaceuticals presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $180.78.

In other news, SVP Karen J. Wilson sold 3,899 shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $155.00, for a total transaction of $604,345.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 19,517 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,025,135. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Bruce C. Cozadd sold 1,000 shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $150.00, for a total transaction of $150,000.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 267,468 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $40,120,200. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 13,957 shares of company stock valued at $2,080,782. Corporate insiders own 4.30% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. US Bancorp DE raised its stake in Jazz Pharmaceuticals by 49.5% during the 4th quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 1,087 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $147,000 after acquiring an additional 360 shares in the last quarter. We Are One Seven LLC acquired a new stake in Jazz Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth $157,000. Invictus RG acquired a new stake in Jazz Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth $206,000. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its stake in Jazz Pharmaceuticals by 795.4% during the 3rd quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 1,746 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $255,000 after acquiring an additional 1,551 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its stake in Jazz Pharmaceuticals by 29.4% during the 3rd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 1,760 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $257,000 after acquiring an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. 91.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

JAZZ stock traded up $1.63 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $157.59. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 548,947 shares, compared to its average volume of 439,146. The company has a quick ratio of 3.15, a current ratio of 3.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57. Jazz Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $128.58 and a 52-week high of $163.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $9,333.52, a PE ratio of 16.48, a P/E/G ratio of 0.82 and a beta of 0.97.

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, a biopharmaceutical company, identifies, develops, and commercializes pharmaceutical products for various 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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