Analyst Commentary On Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX), MGIC Investment Corporation (MTG)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE:VRX) is struggling to gain traction with investors, as evidenced by its 15.44 million shares volume. The daily trading volume average remained 11.74 million shares over the course of 3 months. The stock had opened the regular trading at $12.82 and managed a -3.28% price change to reach $12.39 through the close.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX) Analyst Opinion

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. has a consensus hold rating from 21 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 10.74% of shares outstanding. The stock sank -10.02% last month and is down -14.67 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bearish on the stock, with 3 of analysts who cover VRX having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $0 price target on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., suggesting a -100% decline from recent close. It’s currently trading about -49.01% below its 52-week high.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. Earnings Surprise

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $1.03 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.94. Its revenue totaled $2.22 billion up 5.19% from the previous quarter.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE:VRX) Intraday View

This stock (VRX) is ahead of its 52-week low with 49.08%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 4.1% which for the week stands at 3.43%. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -11.97% and stays -11.51% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have faced -13.3% losses and now is down -9.21% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $13.59. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX) has made its way to a 12-month decline of -43.86%.

Turning to MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG), its shares were trading at $13.54 a gain of $0.43, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $13.25, touched a high of $13.62 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their bullish recommendations with the consensus call at 1.7. MGIC Investment Corporation has 6 buy ratings, 1 holds and 0 sells even after the stock climbed 2.03% from its high of $13.62 to a $4.97 billion market value through last close.

MGIC Investment Corporation (MTG) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale remained unchanged from 1.58 to 1.58 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $13.53 a share. The target implies a -0.07% decrease from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 12.63% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 4.74 million shares versus an average volume of 2.52 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 2.42% which for the week approaches 2.1%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $13.21 and compares with the $7.94 52-week low. The stock recovered 70.53% since its low point and has performed 32.88% year-to-date.

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