Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (TSE:VRX) (NYSE:VRX) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group dropped their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl in a research note issued on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst D. Steinberg now forecasts that the specialty pharmaceutical company will post earnings per share of $1.05 for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $1.38. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl’s Q4 2017 earnings at $1.01 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $4.37 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $4.22 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $4.88 EPS, FY2020 earnings at $5.69 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $6.47 EPS.

VRX has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. TD Securities increased their price objective on Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl to C$26.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Scotiabank dropped their price objective on Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl to C$16.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of C$23.33.

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl (TSE VRX) opened at 17.57 on Friday. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl has a 12 month low of $11.20 and a 12 month high of $42.25. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $21.24 and a 200-day moving average of $17.60. The firm’s market cap is $6.11 billion.

In other news, Director John Paulson sold 24,700 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$14.66, for a total transaction of C$362,102.00.

About Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc operates as a pharmaceutical and medical device company worldwide. It operates in three segments: Bausch + Lomb/International, Branded Rx, and U.S. Diversified Products. The company offers Lotemax gel for the treatment of inflammation and pain following ocular surgery; Ocuvite, a lutein eye vitamin and mineral supplement; PreserVision, an antioxidant eye vitamin and mineral supplement; ReNu Multiplus products; Biotrue multi-purpose solution for healthy contact lens wear; Artelac to treat dry eyes; Boston, a cleansing solution for gas permeable contact lenses; and Bedoyecta, a vitamin B complex.

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