Brown Advisory Inc. boosted its holdings in GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) by 15.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 113,358 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,117 shares during the quarter. Brown Advisory Inc.’s holdings in GlaxoSmithKline were worth $4,603,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the business. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its position in GlaxoSmithKline by 112.1% during the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 9,338,000 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $402,655,000 after acquiring an additional 4,935,900 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its position in GlaxoSmithKline by 5.9% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 25,024,276 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,079,047,000 after acquiring an additional 1,389,238 shares during the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA grew its position in GlaxoSmithKline by 22.7% during the 2nd quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 4,511,155 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $194,521,000 after acquiring an additional 833,501 shares during the last quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. grew its position in GlaxoSmithKline by 148.0% during the 2nd quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. now owns 1,119,491 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $48,138,000 after acquiring an additional 668,088 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Seatown Holdings Pte. Ltd. bought a new position in GlaxoSmithKline during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $20,148,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 9.83% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms recently issued reports on GSK. UBS upgraded GlaxoSmithKline from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $35.04 to $35.85 in a research report on Monday, November 27th. Argus restated a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of GlaxoSmithKline in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered GlaxoSmithKline from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Bank of America lowered GlaxoSmithKline from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “neutral” rating on shares of GlaxoSmithKline in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. GlaxoSmithKline currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $39.71.

GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE GSK) traded down $0.14 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $34.72. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,896,296 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,498,092. GlaxoSmithKline plc has a 1-year low of $34.72 and a 1-year high of $44.53. The company has a current ratio of 0.64, a quick ratio of 0.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.96. The stock has a market cap of $86,076.94, a PE ratio of 12.41, a P/E/G ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 0.98.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 11th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 10th will be issued a $0.5037 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 9th. This represents a $2.01 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.80%. This is a boost from GlaxoSmithKline’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.49. GlaxoSmithKline’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 163.12%.

In other news, major shareholder Plc Glaxosmithkline bought 428,571 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was bought at an average price of $14.00 per share, for a total transaction of $5,999,994.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 10.00% of the company’s stock.

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GlaxoSmithKline Company Profile

GlaxoSmithKline plc is a global healthcare company. The Company operates through three segments: Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. The Company focuses on its research across six areas: Respiratory diseases, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/infectious diseases, Vaccines, Immuno-inflammation, Oncology and Rare diseases.

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