NASDAQ:ACAD - ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$18.57 -0.21 (-1.12 %)
(As of 12/12/2018 06:52 AM ET)
Previous Close$18.78
Today's Range$18.35 - $19.13
52-Week Range$12.77 - $32.99
Volume839,600 shs
Average Volume2.83 million shs
Market Capitalization$2.28 billion
P/E Ratio-7.87
Dividend YieldN/A
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of small molecule drugs that address unmet medical needs in central nervous system disorders. The company offers NUPLAZID (pimavanserin) for the treatment of hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson's disease psychosis. It is also developing pimavanserin as a treatment for dementia-related psychosis and as an adjunctive treatment for schizophrenia that are in phase III clinical trials; and pimavanserin as an adjunctive treatment for major depressive disorder. ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Current SymbolNASDAQ:ACAD
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio6.08
Quick Ratio5.98


Trailing P/E Ratio-7.87
Forward P/E Ratio-9.29
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$124.90 million
Price / Sales18.60
Cash FlowN/A
Price / Cash FlowN/A
Book Value$2.70 per share
Price / Book6.88


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($2.36)
Net Income$-289,400,000.00
Net Margins-119.62%
Return on Equity-88.18%
Return on Assets-75.50%


Outstanding Shares125,070,000
Market Cap$2.28 billion

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACAD) Frequently Asked Questions

What is ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' stock symbol?

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ACAD."

How were ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' earnings last quarter?

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAD) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November, 6th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.50) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.58) by $0.08. The biopharmaceutical company earned $58.31 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.31 million. ACADIA Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 119.62% and a negative return on equity of 88.18%. The company's revenue was up 63.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($0.53) EPS. View ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' Earnings History.

When is ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' next earnings date?

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals.

What price target have analysts set for ACAD?

10 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' stock. Their predictions range from $17.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' stock price to reach $31.70 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 70.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about ACADIA Pharmaceuticals stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about ACADIA Pharmaceuticals stock:
  • 1. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ". We reiterate our Overweight rating and $30 price target on ACADIA. We recently hosted investors for a meeting with ACAD management on our Post ASH-Thrash Bus Tour. One focus of investor interest was the progress made by ACADIA on the NUPLAZID franchise since the removal of the safety concern overhang precipitated by what we view as an unfounded negative media article regarding the drug in PDP. Recall that in September 2018, the FDA announced that the label for NUPLAZID adequately characterized the known risks and that the agency still viewed benefits as outweighing risks for patients with PDP, especially in light of alternative off-label antipsych drugs." (12/5/2018)
  • 2. HC Wainwright analysts commented, "Our $60 PT is based on an equally weighted composite of: (a) $69/share, as a 35x multiple of taxed and diluted FY22 GAAP EPS of $4.09 discounted back to and (b) an NPV of $50/share (discount rate 10%, growth rate 2.5%)." (11/1/2018)
  • 3. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Acadia Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of small molecule drugs for the treatment of central nervous system disorders. Their three clinical programs are ACP-103 for treatment-induced dysfunction in Parkinson's disease, and ACP-104 and ACP-103, both for the treatment of schizophrenia. " (10/8/2018)

Has ACADIA Pharmaceuticals been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about ACAD stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. ACADIA Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of -1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the biopharmaceutical company a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting ACADIA Pharmaceuticals?

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals saw a decrease in short interest in November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 14,021,024 shares, a decrease of 12.7% from the November 15th total of 16,062,827 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,826,413 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.0 days. Approximately 11.3% of the company's shares are sold short. View ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' key competitors?

Who are ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' key executives?

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Stephen R. Davis, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Todd S. Young, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 46)
  • Dr. Srdjan R. Stankovic, Exec. VP and Head of R&D (Age 61)
  • Mr. Michael J. Yang, Exec. VP & Chief Commercial Officer (Age 56)
  • Mr. Bob Mischler, Sr. VP of Strategy & Technology Operations

Who are ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' major shareholders?

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Baker BROS. Advisors LP (22.74%), FMR LLC (15.00%), BlackRock Inc. (7.83%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.06%), First Trust Advisors LP (4.70%) and Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.51%). Company insiders that own ACADIA Pharmaceuticals stock include Bros Advisors Lp Baker, Daniel B Soland, Glenn Baity, Laura Brege and Terrence O Moore. View Institutional Ownership Trends for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals.

Which institutional investors are selling ACADIA Pharmaceuticals stock?

ACAD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Deutsche Bank AG, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Creative Planning, Renaissance Technologies LLC and Credit Suisse AG. Company insiders that have sold ACADIA Pharmaceuticals company stock in the last year include Glenn Baity and Laura Brege. View Insider Buying and Selling for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals.

Which institutional investors are buying ACADIA Pharmaceuticals stock?

ACAD stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Trust Advisors LP, Baker BROS. Advisors LP, Peregrine Capital Management LLC, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc., Fosun International Ltd, Opaleye Management Inc., Vanguard Group Inc. and Macquarie Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought ACADIA Pharmaceuticals stock in the last two years include Bros Advisors Lp Baker and Daniel B Soland. View Insider Buying and Selling for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals.

How do I buy shares of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals?

Shares of ACAD can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' stock price today?

One share of ACAD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.57.

How big of a company is ACADIA Pharmaceuticals?

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals has a market capitalization of $2.28 billion and generates $124.90 million in revenue each year. The biopharmaceutical company earns $-289,400,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($2.36) on an earnings per share basis. ACADIA Pharmaceuticals employs 425 workers across the globe.

What is ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' official website?

The official website for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals is

How can I contact ACADIA Pharmaceuticals?

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' mailing address is 3611 VALLEY CENTRE DRIVE SUITE 300, SAN DIEGO CA, 92130. The biopharmaceutical company can be reached via phone at 858-558-2871 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ ACAD)

Community Ranking:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  609 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  309 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  918
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about ACADIA Pharmaceuticals and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ACAD will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ACAD will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/12/2018 by Staff

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