Piper Jaffray Companies Reaffirms Buy Rating for Roche (OTCMKTS:RHHBY)

Piper Jaffray Companies restated their buy rating on shares of Roche (OTCMKTS:RHHBY) in a research report report published on Thursday, December 7th.

A number of other analysts have also commented on RHHBY. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Roche from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Berenberg Bank lowered shares of Roche from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Citigroup lowered shares of Roche from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. BNP Paribas lowered shares of Roche from a neutral rating to an underperform rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $38.00 price objective on shares of Roche in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $36.50.

Shares of Roche (RHHBY) traded up $0.18 on Thursday, reaching $31.76. 698,061 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,920,000. Roche has a 1 year low of $28.43 and a 1 year high of $36.82. The company has a current ratio of 1.29, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66. The company has a market capitalization of $219,420.00, a PE ratio of 22.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.28 and a beta of 0.67.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its holdings in shares of Roche by 5.6% in the 3rd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 3,806,074 shares of the company’s stock valued at $121,794,000 after purchasing an additional 200,394 shares during the period. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. grew its stake in Roche by 49.0% in the 3rd quarter. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. now owns 98,282 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,145,000 after buying an additional 32,335 shares during the last quarter. 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 buying an additional 2,535 shares during the last quarter. 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 buying an additional 3,239 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Roche in the 3rd quarter valued at about $221,000. 0.58% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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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