Allergan Plc (NYSE:AGN) Shorted Shares Increased 0.43% After Market Selling

The stock of Allergan Plc (NYSE:AGN) registered an increase of 0.43% in short interest. AGN’s total short interest was 4.84 million shares in February as published by FINRA. Its up 0.43% from 4.82 million shares, reported previously. With 2.66 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 2 days to cover their AGN’s short positions. The stock increased 3.52% or $9.71 during the last trading session, hitting $285.46. Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:AGN) has declined 9.61% since July 17, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 1.09% the S&P500.

The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.55 in 2015 Q3. Its down 5.45, from 6 in 2015Q2. The ratio fall, as 14 funds sold all Allergan plc Ordinary Shares shares owned while 6 reduced positions. 6 funds bought stakes while 5 increased positions. They now own 68,008 shares or 81.40% less from 365,652 shares in 2015Q2.

Peregrine Asset Advisers Inc. holds 3.11% of its portfolio in Allergan plc Ordinary Shares for 11,219 shares. Chartist Inc Ca owns 2,012 shares or 1.95% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Altavista Wealth Management Inc. has 1.78% invested in the company for 9,960 shares. The Virginia-based Old Dominion Capital Management Inc has invested 1.51% in the stock. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams Inc, a Alabama-based fund reported 4,175 shares.

Out of 15 analysts covering Allergan Inc. (NYSE:AGN), 16 rate it “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 100% are positive. Allergan Inc. was the topic in 22 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Wells Fargo initiated the stock on February 19 with “Outperform” rating.

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