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Perrigo Company plc (PRGO) is a leading drug manufacturers-specialty & generic business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$47.87 after a previous close of US$47.73. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD47.34 to a high of USD47.88. The latest price was USD47.34 (25 minute delay). Perrigo Company is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- Search for Perrigo Company. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PRGO. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Perrigo Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$47.07, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Perrigo Company, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Perrigo Company. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Perrigo Company key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Perrigo Company stock a buy or sell?
- Perrigo Company performance over time
- Can I short Perrigo Company shares?
- Is Perrigo Company suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Perrigo Company shares over-valued?
- Perrigo Company's financials
- How volatile are Perrigo Company shares?
- Does Perrigo Company pay a dividend?
- Have Perrigo Company shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Perrigo Company share priceUse our graph to track the performance of PRGO stocks over time.
Perrigo Company shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$37.7869 - US$57.6747|
|50-day moving average||US$44.4949|
|200-day moving average||US$43.9251|
|Dividend yield||US$0.91 (1.93%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$1.752|
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Is it a good time to buy Perrigo Company stock?
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Perrigo Company price performance over time
|1 week (2021-06-08)||0.66%|
|1 month (2021-05-14)||3.23%|
|3 months (2021-03-15)||13.25%|
|6 months (2020-12-15)||-2.13%|
|1 year (2020-06-15)||-9.83%|
|2 years (2019-06-14)||9.63%|
|3 years (2018-06-15)||-36.97%|
|5 years (2016-06-15)||-51.79%|
Is Perrigo Company under- or over-valued?
Valuing Perrigo Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Perrigo Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Perrigo Company's PEG ratio
Perrigo Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.45. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Perrigo Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Perrigo Company's EBITDA
Perrigo Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$824.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Perrigo Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Perrigo Company financials
|Revenue TTM||US$5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.87%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$1.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.43%|
|Return on equity TTM||-3.83%|
|Market capitalisation||US$6.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Perrigo Company shares
There are currently 6.7 million Perrigo Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Perrigo Company's "short interest". This figure is 10.9% up from 6.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Perrigo Company shares can be evaluated.
Perrigo Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Perrigo Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Perrigo Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Perrigo Company shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Perrigo Company's SIR currently stands at 5.64. In other words for every 100,000 Perrigo Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5640 shares are currently held short.
However Perrigo Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Perrigo Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Perrigo Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Perrigo Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Perrigo Company shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0665% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Perrigo Company shares, roughly 67 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Perrigo Company.
Find out more about how you can short Perrigo Company stock.
Perrigo Company's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Perrigo Company.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Perrigo Company's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 39.81
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Perrigo Company's overall score of 39.81 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 83rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Perrigo Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Perrigo Company's environmental score
Environmental score: 2.6/100
Perrigo Company's social score
Social score: 20.17/100
Perrigo Company's governance score
Governance score: 11.54/100
Perrigo Company's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Perrigo Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Perrigo Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||39.81|
|Total ESG percentile||83.16|
|Level of controversy||2|
Perrigo Company share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 27.43% of net profits
Recently Perrigo Company has paid out, on average, around 27.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.04% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Perrigo Company shareholders could enjoy a 2.04% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Perrigo Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.91 per share.
While Perrigo Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Perrigo Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Perrigo Company's most recent dividend payout was on 21 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Perrigo Company's shares ever split?
Perrigo Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 25 August 1993. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Perrigo Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Perrigo Company shares which in turn could have impacted Perrigo Company's share price.
Perrigo Company share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Perrigo Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$37.7869 up to US$57.6747. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Perrigo Company's is 1.1891. This would suggest that Perrigo Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Perrigo Company overview
Perrigo Company plc provides over-the-counter (OTC) health and wellness solutions that enhance individual well-being by empowering consumers to prevent or treat conditions that can be self-managed. The company operates through Consumer Self-Care Americas, Consumer Self-Care International, and Prescription Pharmaceuticals segments. The Consumer Self-Care Americas segment focuses primarily on the development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of store brand, self-care products in categories, including upper respiratory, pain and sleep-aids, digestive health, nutrition, vitamins, minerals and supplements, healthy lifestyle, skincare and personal hygiene, and oral self-care in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and South America. The segment offers its products under the brand names of Prevacid 24HR, Good Sense, Zephrex D, ScarAway, Plackers, Rembrandt, Steripod, Firefly, REACH, and Dr. Fresh. The Consumer Self-Care International segment develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes consumer self-care brands through a network of pharmacies, wholesalers, drug and grocery store retailers, and para-pharmacies in approximately 30 countries, primarily in Europe. The Prescription Pharmaceuticals segment develops, manufactures, and markets a portfolio of generic prescription drugs, such as creams, ointments, lotions, gels, shampoos, foams, suppositories, sprays, liquids, suspensions, solutions, controlled substances, injectable, hormones, oral solid dosage forms, and oral liquid formulations in the United States, as well as pharmaceutical and diagnostic products in Israel. In addition, it offers contract manufacturing services. Perrigo Company plc was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
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