Shares of Roche Holding Ltd. (OTCMKTS:RHHBY) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the fifteen research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $38.00.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Roche from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Roche in a report on Friday, December 29th. Citigroup downgraded Roche from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Roche in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target on shares of Roche in a report on Tuesday, September 19th.

Shares of Roche (OTCMKTS RHHBY) traded up $0.40 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $31.77. The company had a trading volume of 1,010,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,600,000. Roche has a 1-year low of $28.48 and a 1-year high of $36.82. The company has a market capitalization of $218,980.00, a P/E ratio of 22.06, a P/E/G ratio of 2.23 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 1.29 and a quick ratio of 0.92.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in RHHBY. Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC bought a new position in Roche in the 3rd quarter valued at $221,000. New England Research & Management Inc. grew its stake in Roche by 11.6% in the 4th quarter. New England Research & Management Inc. now owns 26,257 shares of the company’s stock valued at $829,000 after purchasing an additional 2,730 shares during the period. Patten Group Inc. grew its stake in Roche by 12.2% in the 3rd quarter. Patten Group Inc. now owns 29,741 shares of the company’s stock valued at $847,000 after purchasing an additional 3,239 shares during the period. Chickasaw Capital Management LLC grew its stake in Roche by 33.3% in the 4th quarter. Chickasaw Capital Management LLC now owns 40,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,265,000 after purchasing an additional 10,000 shares during the period. Finally, Sterling Capital Management LLC grew its stake in Roche by 4.6% in the 3rd quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC now owns 58,107 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,856,000 after purchasing an additional 2,535 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 0.58% of the company’s stock.

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Roche Company Profile

Roche Holding AG (Roche) is a research-based healthcare company. The Company’s operating businesses are organized into two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. The Pharmaceuticals Division consists of two business segments: Roche Pharmaceuticals and Chugai. The Diagnostics Division consists of four business areas: Diabetes Care, Molecular Diagnostics, Professional Diagnostics and Tissue Diagnostics.

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