Bayer AG (BAYRY) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Bayer AG (OTCMKTS:BAYRY) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company.

BAYRY has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bayer from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 13th. Berenberg Bank started coverage on shares of Bayer in a report on Monday, April 1st. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Deutsche Bank downgraded shares of Bayer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, March 31st. Bank of America reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Bayer in a report on Monday, March 25th. Finally, Bryan, Garnier & Co downgraded shares of Bayer from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 28th.

BAYRY stock traded down $0.25 during trading on Friday, hitting $15.58. The company had a trading volume of 463,431 shares, compared to its average volume of 704,652. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.59 and a quick ratio of 1.04. Bayer has a 12 month low of $15.45 and a 12 month high of $32.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $58.37 billion, a PE ratio of 8.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.79 and a beta of 0.95.

Bayer (OTCMKTS:BAYRY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 27th. The company reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.05. Bayer had a net margin of 4.74% and a return on equity of 12.39%. The firm had revenue of $12.62 billion during the quarter. As a group, equities analysts expect that Bayer will post 1.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About Bayer

Bayer Aktiengesellschaft operates as a life science company worldwide. It operates through Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health, Crop Science, and Animal Health segments. The Pharmaceuticals segment offers prescription products primarily for cardiology and women's health care; specialty therapeutics in the areas of oncology, hematology, and ophthalmology; and diagnostic imaging equipment and contrast agents.

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