Saturday, 17 February, 2018


Baird Upgrades Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN) to "Outperform"

Conrad Doyle | 14 January, 2018, 15:10

In other Alexion Pharmaceuticals news, Director Leonard Bell sold 1,300 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 31st. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 406,589 shares of the company's stock, valued at $55,003,359.92. The stock of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The stock increased 0.84% or $1.02 during the last trading session, reaching $122.48. Almost 1.34 million shares were traded by the close, lower than its average daily volume of 2.22 million shares. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) has declined 18.12% since January 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) has 0 billion shares outstanding now, 94.74% of which belong to institutional investors. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. now owns 884,150 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $124,037,000 after acquiring an additional 864,967 shares during the last quarter.

Ownership at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $121.4. About 412,625 shares traded.

The average Wall Street analyst rating for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.is Strong Buy, according to the average of 15 analyst scores. It has underperformed by 34.82% the S&P500. Alexion Pharmaceuticals had a return on equity of 3.51% and a net margin of 9.08%. Therefore 82% are positive. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile had 22 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Royal Bank of Canada initiated coverage on shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy" on Tuesday, September 20. O'Neill Julie also sold $636,285 worth of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. As per Friday, February 17, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets reissued an "outperform" rating and issued a $173.00 target price (up previously from $168.00) on shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of ALXN in report on Friday, October 28 to "Buy" rating. (NYSE:V) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Loop Capital. The firm has a market cap of $27,360.00, a PE ratio of 54.68, a PEG ratio of 1.03 and a beta of 1.17. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, September 13 report. (NASDAQ:ALXN) on Monday, December 18 to "Outperform" rating.

Analysts await Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:HALO) to report earnings on February, 27. Over the last five days, shares have faced -0.17% losses and now is down -1.64% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $128.31. ALXN's profit will be $241.29M for 28.08 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. The biopharmaceutical company reported $1.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.32 by $0.12.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $2.74 million activity. Finally, Jennison Associates LLC grew its position in Alexion Pharmaceuticals by 720.0% during the third quarter. (NASDAQ:ALXN) have moved within the range of $96.18 to $149.34. (NASDAQ:ALXN) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, December 11 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Value investors will surely go for the low or decreasing P/FCF totals and reasonably low stock share prices.

Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd. holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. for 1.00 million shares.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Ghost Tree Cap Ltd Com, a New York-based fund reported 100,000 shares. Zwj Investment Counsel invested in 0.91% or 83,048 shares. Dsm Capital Partners Ltd Liability invested 2.8% of its portfolio in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Brown Advisory holds 6,840 shares. Sg Americas Lc reported 0.12% in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN). 2,078 are held by Mackenzie Finance. Acuta Ltd Llc reported 15,000 shares or 0.38% of all its holdings. Point72 Asset Management Lp, Connecticut-based fund reported 59,900 shares. Parametric Associates Ltd Liability Com has 91,092 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Sit Assoc reported 29,970 shares stake. The Israel-based Psagot Investment House Ltd. has invested 0.01% in the stock. Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Liability Company invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Elk Creek Prtn Limited invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It also reduced Applied Matls Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) stake by 16,674 shares and now owns 53,904 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Holding holds 626,693 shares. Its down 0.13, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. Commonwealth Retail Bank Of stated it has 225 shares. (NASDAQ:ALXN). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Com reported 0% of its portfolio in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Of Vermont, Vermont-based fund reported 7,978 shares. Zacks Investment Management acquired 85,284 shares as Visa Inc (V)'s stock rose 5.74%. Barclays Public Limited holds 108,196 shares. 419 are owned by Ledyard Bank & Trust.

Analysts await Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI). Sei owns 18,767 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. Stifel stated it has 49,377 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Switzerland) Sa holds 23,640 shares. (NASDAQ:UNFI) for 187,652 shares. (NASDAQ:ALXN) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "BofA/Merrill Lynch bullish on biopharma in 2018" published on January 05, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Alexion Pharmaceuticals: A High Conviction, Large Cap Orphan Disease Pick For 2018" with publication date: January 08, 2018. They expect $1.08 EPS, down 1.82% or $0.02 from last year's $1.1 per share. After $1.28 actual EPS reported by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -15.63% negative EPS growth. 835 shares were sold by Veneman Ann M, worth $121,751. Insiders have sold 104,852 shares of company stock valued at $14,542,657 in the last ninety days. About 2.02M shares traded. Wagner Heidi L sold 120 shares worth $16,800. (NASDAQ:UNFI) or 11,500 shares. (NYSE:BAC) by 14,837 shares to 70,967 shares, valued at $1.80 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also upped Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) stake by 20,954 shares and now owns 762,062 shares. Aes Corp (NYSE:AES) was reduced too.

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