The CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) share price is on the rise again and has its eyes on the symbolic $200 market.
In morning trade the leading global biotech company’s shares are up over 1.5% to $198.82.
Why are CSL’s shares pushing higher again today?
With no news out of the company, it appears that yet another positive broker note is responsible for its share price gain today.
Last week it was the turn of Goldman Sachs to declare CSL a buy with a $231.00 price target, whereas this week it is Citi’s turn to be bullish on the company’s prospects.
According to a note out of the investment bank, it has retained its buy rating and lifted the price target on its shares to a massive $232.00 following a change of analyst. This price target implies potential upside of over 16% for its shares.
Citi’s new healthcare analyst believes that CSL could surprise to the upside during the upcoming earnings season.
It has predicted earnings per share of approximately $4.95 in FY 2018, pricing its shares at 40x full-year earnings today.
Should you invest?
While CSL’s shares do trade at a premium to the market average, I agree with both Goldman Sachs and Citi that they are a buy today. As Goldman stated last week, premium returns and growth profiles warrant premium valuations.
But given this premium it is worth remembering that failing to live up to the market’s expectations would almost certainly lead to a sharp share price decline. This does mean that an investment in CSL carries a fair bit of risk and could be unsuitable for some investors.
In addition to CSL, Citi is also positive on Sigma Healthcare Ltd (ASX: SIG). It placed a high risk buy rating on the embattled pharmacy chain operator and distributor’s shares today.
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