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Endo's Selloff An 'Overreaction,' Nomura Says

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Nomura’s Shibani Malhotra maintained a Buy rating on Endo International plc - Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ: ENDP), with a price target of $80.

Overreaction To Minor Update

Malhotra believes the selloff in the stock, following a “minor update” by the company, was an overreaction.

“At a competitor's conference last week Endo provided an updated 1Q16 outlook, marginally reducing revenue and EPS expectations,” Malhotra mentioned.

Following the increased visibility into business trends, Endo International now expects 17-18 percent contribution to its 2016 EPS in 1Q16, which implies EPS of $1.02-$1.08, meaningfully below the consensus expectation of $1.15.

Consensus Expectations Too High

Although the below consensus guidance could have led to investor concerns, the analyst believes the consensus expectations “should not have been that high as Endo had already guided for 1Q16 EPS to account for ~18 percent of 2016 EPS at the mid¬point of the $5.85-¬$6.20 guidance range.”

At the same time, Malhotra did point out that the 1Q16 update represented a marginally weaker outlook than earlier expected and was likely to impact investor sentiment, especially against the backdrop of the recent weakness across the sector.

“However, following our recent management meetings, we continue to believe that Endo's underlying growth drivers remain intact and do not believe fundamentals are fairly reflected at current levels,” the analyst added.

Latest Ratings for ENDP

DateFirmActionFromTo
Jul 2019DowngradesEqual-WeightUnderweight
Jul 2019DowngradesOutperformSector Perform
Jun 2019DowngradesBuyNeutral

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