Global Retirement Partners LLC Buys 420 Shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK)

Global Retirement Partners LLC lifted its stake in GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) by 13.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,516 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 420 shares during the quarter. Global Retirement Partners LLC’s holdings in GlaxoSmithKline were worth $147,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC boosted its stake in shares of GlaxoSmithKline by 6.6% in the fourth quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC now owns 4,020 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $154,000 after buying an additional 249 shares during the last quarter. 1832 Asset Management L.P. raised its holdings in GlaxoSmithKline by 35.2% in the 4th quarter. 1832 Asset Management L.P. now owns 967 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $37,000 after purchasing an additional 252 shares during the period. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC raised its holdings in GlaxoSmithKline by 36.7% in the 1st quarter. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 950 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $36,000 after purchasing an additional 255 shares during the period. Courier Capital LLC raised its holdings in GlaxoSmithKline by 3.0% in the 4th quarter. Courier Capital LLC now owns 9,025 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $345,000 after purchasing an additional 260 shares during the period. Finally, grace capital raised its holdings in GlaxoSmithKline by 2.7% in the 4th quarter. grace capital now owns 9,833 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $376,000 after purchasing an additional 263 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 11.12% of the company’s stock.

In other news, Director Plc Glaxosmithkline bought 325,000 shares of GlaxoSmithKline stock in a transaction on Monday, April 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of $18.00 per share, with a total value of $5,850,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 10.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on GSK. Zacks Investment Research cut GlaxoSmithKline from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 25th. Shore Capital cut GlaxoSmithKline from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 8th. Finally, UBS Group cut GlaxoSmithKline from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, February 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. GlaxoSmithKline presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $41.83.

Shares of GlaxoSmithKline stock opened at $39.46 on Friday. GlaxoSmithKline plc has a 12 month low of $36.41 and a 12 month high of $42.36. The company has a market cap of $97.88 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.49, a PEG ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a quick ratio of 0.48, a current ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.92.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 11th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 17th will be issued a dividend of $0.4953 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 16th. This represents a $1.98 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.02%. GlaxoSmithKline’s payout ratio is currently 61.71%.

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GlaxoSmithKline Company Profile

GlaxoSmithKline plc engages in the creation, discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of vaccines, over-the-counter medicines, and health-related consumer products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceuticals R&D, Vaccines, and Consumer Healthcare. The company offers pharmaceutical products comprising medicines in the therapeutic areas, such as respiratory, anti-virals, central nervous system, cardiovascular and urogenital, metabolic, anti-bacterials, dermatology, rare diseases, immuno-inflammation, and HIV, as well as vaccines.

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