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) pushed the Drugs industry lower today making it today's featured Drugs laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Allergan fell 85 cents (-1%) to $84.56 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.8 million shares of Allergan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of two million shares. The stock ranged in price between $84.50-$85.12 after having opened the day at $85.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.41. Other companies within the Drugs industry that declined today were:
), down 19.6%,
), down 12%,
), down 9.6%, and
), down 8.8%.
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Allergan, Inc. operates as a multi-specialty healthcare company primarily in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. Allergan has a market cap of $25.66 billion and is part of the
sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25, equal to the average drugs industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Allergan a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and eight rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Allergan as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.
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On the positive front,
), up 26.7%,
), up 17.8%,
), up 16%, and
), up 15.9%, were all gainers within the drugs industry with
) being today's featured drugs industry leader.
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