Forest Laboratories: Institutions Buying Stock in Q3

Insiders are generally long-term investors due to restriction in making short-term profits. In contrast, wealth management institutions always have short-term investment. Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding the insiders and institutions which recently increased stock shares of Forest Laboratories Inc. (NYSE:FRX).

SEC data indicate that these institutions significantly increased their stock shares of Forest Laboratories Inc. in Q3 2011:

  • SCHRODER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT GROUP: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 1,587,600 shares, worth $48,882,204.
  • POLARIS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC.: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 919,200 shares, worth $28,302,168.
  • ARGENT CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 441,455 shares, worth $13,592,399.
  • COMMERZBANK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT /FI: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 239,672 shares, worth $7,379,501.
  • PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION OF COLORADO: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 229,826 shares, worth $7,076,343.

About the company: Forest Laboratories, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells both branded and generic forms of ethical products which require a physician’s prescription. The Company also manufactures non-prescription pharmaceutical products sold over-the-counter, which are used for the treatment of a wide range of illnesses. Forest’s products are marketed in the United States and eastern Europe.

Competitors to Watch: Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), AstraZeneca plc (NYSE:AZN), Lannett Company, Inc. (AMEX:LCI), Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE:WPI), Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ:MYL), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPXL), Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. (NYSE:PRX), and Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAZZ).

(Note: Data regarding Forest Laboratories Inc.’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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