Analyst Finds Perrigo 'Still Attractive' As Take Out Target
Despite Perrigo Company plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE: PRGO)'s rejection of a $205 a share offer, the company remains an attractive takeover target, an analyst said Wednesday.
"Either now or in the future, we can't rule out broader strategic interest in Perrigo," said J.P. Morgan's Chris Schott, who maintained an Overweight rating and $215 target.
Perrigo gained 3 percent recently to $198.63.
Schott noted the generic drug sector is "rapidly consolidating" and estimated that Perrigo is worth $180 a share on a "stand-alone basis" -- his $215 price target includes $35 a share to account for "M&A optionality."
Although a higher bid from Mylan would be "unsurprising" according to Schott, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.'s (NYSE: TEVA) recent $40 billion bid for Mylan makes that less likely.
Perrigo managers declined comment in a conference call Tuesday on broader strategic interest in their company. "But they did acknowledge some logic behind a merger with a larger organization," Schott concluded.
Latest Ratings for PRGO
|Nov 2016||Bank of America||Upgrades||Underperform||Neutral|
|Aug 2016||Deutsche Bank||Maintains||Buy|
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