HUTCHISON CHINA/S (HCM) Lowered to Buy at BidaskClub

HUTCHISON CHINA/S (NASDAQ:HCM) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Thursday, BidAskClub reports.

HCM has been the topic of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded HUTCHISON CHINA/S from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 6th. ValuEngine lowered HUTCHISON CHINA/S from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 2nd. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on HUTCHISON CHINA/S in a research report on Monday, March 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $26.82 target price for the company. Finally, HSBC initiated coverage on HUTCHISON CHINA/S in a research report on Wednesday, March 27th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $26.82.

Shares of NASDAQ:HCM traded down $0.39 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $29.25. 125,700 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 162,777. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a quick ratio of 4.19 and a current ratio of 4.33. HUTCHISON CHINA/S has a 12 month low of $20.83 and a 12 month high of $39.68. The firm has a market cap of $3.96 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -51.32 and a beta of 1.11.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BlackRock Inc. purchased a new position in shares of HUTCHISON CHINA/S in the 4th quarter worth about $72,560,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its holdings in shares of HUTCHISON CHINA/S by 440.1% in the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 2,067,394 shares of the company’s stock worth $63,221,000 after purchasing an additional 1,684,645 shares in the last quarter. Bellevue Group AG boosted its holdings in shares of HUTCHISON CHINA/S by 10.0% in the 4th quarter. Bellevue Group AG now owns 440,169 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,164,000 after purchasing an additional 40,140 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp purchased a new position in shares of HUTCHISON CHINA/S in the 4th quarter worth about $5,064,000. Finally, Baillie Gifford & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of HUTCHISON CHINA/S by 0.6% in the 4th quarter. Baillie Gifford & Co. now owns 198,959 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,594,000 after purchasing an additional 1,213 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 16.57% of the company’s stock.

About HUTCHISON CHINA/S

Hutchison China MediTech Limited, a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovery, development, and commercialization of targeted therapeutics and immunotherapies for oncology and immunological diseases in the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong. The company operates through Innovation Platform and Commercial Platform segments.

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