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Valeant Pharmaceuticals Worldwide Inc. signage is displayed outside the house the firm’s headquarters in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals‘ shareholders just are not able to catch a crack.
The drugmaker’s inventory traded in the solitary digits Wednesday for the 1st time due to the fact 2008 soon after slipping extra than five %. The inventory hovered around $9.sixty, considerably from a fifty two-7 days intraday superior of $38.fifty attained in May possibly 2016.
The most current dip arrived soon after stories surfaced that the agency was possessing a tough time promoting 1 of its divisions — its iNova subsidiary — for the value it wanted. The Australian Business Review reported Valeant’s iNova has gained “lukewarm fascination,” with bids coming in below the $one billion mark, an sum that some investors considered it would be offered for.
Just last month, billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman announced he had offered his place in the pharmaceutical corporation. Ackman’s Pershing Sq. Capital Administration bought Valeant at an regular value of $196 a share in 2015, in accordance to the hedge fund’s 2016 letter.
As of late-early morning Wednesday, Valeant’s inventory is down extra than sixty % around the past 12 months and is down extra than thirty % calendar year-to-day.