CLARET ASSET MANAGEMENT Corp Decreases Stake in Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TARO)

CLARET ASSET MANAGEMENT Corp lessened its stake in shares of Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TARO) by 6.5% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 86,474 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,041 shares during the quarter. Taro Pharmaceutical Industries comprises 1.3% of CLARET ASSET MANAGEMENT Corp’s portfolio, making the stock its 21st largest holding. CLARET ASSET MANAGEMENT Corp’s holdings in Taro Pharmaceutical Industries were worth $6,524,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Commonwealth Bank of Australia grew its holdings in Taro Pharmaceutical Industries by 62.5% during the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 1,300 shares of the company’s stock valued at $111,000 after buying an additional 500 shares in the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new position in Taro Pharmaceutical Industries during the 2nd quarter valued at about $290,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its holdings in Taro Pharmaceutical Industries by 500.9% during the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 3,810 shares of the company’s stock valued at $325,000 after buying an additional 3,176 shares in the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new position in shares of Taro Pharmaceutical Industries during the second quarter worth about $337,000. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC grew its holdings in shares of Taro Pharmaceutical Industries by 61.6% during the second quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 4,083 shares of the company’s stock worth $349,000 after purchasing an additional 1,556 shares in the last quarter. 10.16% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

TARO has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine raised Taro Pharmaceutical Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 2nd. HC Wainwright cut their price objective on Taro Pharmaceutical Industries from $115.00 to $105.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Monday, August 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Taro Pharmaceutical Industries from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 13th.

Shares of NYSE TARO traded up $1.40 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $75.85. 2,084 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 56,499. Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has a 12-month low of $72.97 and a 12-month high of $109.42. The company has a market cap of $2.86 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.52 and a beta of 0.42. The business’s fifty day moving average price is $78.37 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $89.93.

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TARO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 8th. The company reported $1.72 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.96 by ($0.24). Taro Pharmaceutical Industries had a return on equity of 13.90% and a net margin of 41.49%. The business had revenue of $161.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $169.80 million. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. will post 7.33 earnings per share for the current year.

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Profile

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., a science-based pharmaceutical company, engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products in the United States, Canada, Israel, and internationally. It offers prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products focusing on primary areas, including topical creams and ointments, liquids, capsules, and tablets in the dermatological and topical, cardiovascular, neuropsychiatric, and anti-inflammatory therapeutic categories.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Taro Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TARO)

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