NASDAQ:ALXN - Alexion Pharmaceuticals Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$117.05 +2.43 (+2.12 %)
(As of 01/21/2019 12:50 PM ET)
Previous Close$114.62
Today's Range$113.54 - $117.37
52-Week Range$92.56 - $140.77
Volume2.53 million shs
Average Volume1.66 million shs
Market Capitalization$26.11 billion
P/E Ratio22.68
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.19
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes various therapeutic products. The company offers Soliris (eculizumab), a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a genetic blood disorder; atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), a genetic disease; and generalized myasthenia gravis, a debilitating, complement-mediated neuromuscular disease. It also provides Strensiq (asfotase alfa), a targeted enzyme replacement therapy for patients with hypophosphatasia; and Kanuma (sebelipase alfa) for the treatment of patients with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency. In addition, the company conducts Phase III clinical trials for ALXN 1210 (IV) that is in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of PNH and aHUS; ALXN1210 (Subcutaneous), which is in Phase I for PNH and aHUS; and Soliris (eculizumab) for the treatment of myasthenia gravis and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. Further, it develops cPMP (cyclic Pyranopterin Monophosphate) (ALXN 1101) for molybdenum cofactor deficiency disease type A; and Samalizumab (ALXN6000), an immunomodulatory humanized monoclonal antibody. The company serves distributors, pharmacies, hospitals, hospital buying groups, and other healthcare providers in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has collaboration and license agreement with Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. to use drug-delivery technology in the development of subcutaneous formulations for its portfolio of products; and collaboration with Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to discover and develop RNAi therapies for complement-mediated diseases. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-IndustryBiotechnology
SectorMedical
Current SymbolNASDAQ:ALXN
CUSIP01535110
Phone475-230-2596

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.55 billion
Cash Flow$8.0336 per share
Book Value$39.81 per share

Profitability

Net Income$443.30 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,525
Market Cap$26.11 billion
OptionableOptionable

Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Alexion Pharmaceuticals' stock symbol?

Alexion Pharmaceuticals trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ALXN."

How will Alexion Pharmaceuticals' stock buyback program work?

Alexion Pharmaceuticals announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Sunday, April 9th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 3.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Alexion Pharmaceuticals' earnings last quarter?

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 24th. The biopharmaceutical company reported $2.02 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.74 by $0.28. The biopharmaceutical company earned $1.03 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.02 billion. Alexion Pharmaceuticals had a net margin of 3.90% and a return on equity of 16.60%. The business's revenue was up 19.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.44 earnings per share. View Alexion Pharmaceuticals' Earnings History.

When is Alexion Pharmaceuticals' next earnings date?

Alexion Pharmaceuticals is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 4th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Alexion Pharmaceuticals.

How can I listen to Alexion Pharmaceuticals' earnings call?

Alexion Pharmaceuticals will be holding an earnings conference call on Monday, February 4th at 8:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8667623111.

What guidance has Alexion Pharmaceuticals issued on next quarter's earnings?

Alexion Pharmaceuticals issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $7.45-7.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $7.24. The company issued revenue guidance of $4.02-4.05 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.04 billion.Alexion Pharmaceuticals also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $7.45-7.60 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for ALXN?

17 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Alexion Pharmaceuticals' stock. Their predictions range from $123.00 to $190.00. On average, they expect Alexion Pharmaceuticals' stock price to reach $165.1875 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 41.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Alexion Pharmaceuticals.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Alexion Pharmaceuticals?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Alexion Pharmaceuticals in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 15 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Alexion Pharmaceuticals.

Has Alexion Pharmaceuticals been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about ALXN stock has trended positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Alexion Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the biopharmaceutical company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Alexion Pharmaceuticals' key competitors?

Who are Alexion Pharmaceuticals' key executives?

Alexion Pharmaceuticals' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Ludwig N. Hantson, CEO & Director (Age 56)
  • Mr. Paul J. Clancy, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 57)
  • Mr. Brian Goff, Exec. VP & Chief Commercial Officer (Age 50)
  • Mr. Daniel A. Bazarko CPA, Chief Accounting Officer & Sr. VP
  • Ms. Indrani M. Lall Franchini, Exec. VP & Chief Compliance Officer (Age 47)

Who are Alexion Pharmaceuticals' major shareholders?

Alexion Pharmaceuticals' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (0.31%), Peregrine Capital Management LLC (0.07%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.06%), Vigilant Capital Management LLC (0.05%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.03%) and Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%). Company insiders that own Alexion Pharmaceuticals stock include Ann M Veneman, Bros Advisors Lp Baker, Carsten Thiel, Christopher J Coughlin, Clare Carmichael, Edward Miller, Heidi L Wagner, Indrani Lall Franchini, John B Moriarty, John J Orloff, Julie O'neill, Leonard Bell, Ludwig Hantson and Paul J Clancy. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Alexion Pharmaceuticals.

Which institutional investors are selling Alexion Pharmaceuticals stock?

ALXN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Stralem & Co. Inc., Boston Advisors LLC, Tealwood Asset Management Inc., Gradient Investments LLC, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, DNB Asset Management AS and Vigilant Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Alexion Pharmaceuticals company stock in the last year include Heidi L Wagner, Indrani Lall Franchini, John B Moriarty, John J Orloff, Julie O'neill, Ludwig Hantson and Paul J Clancy. View Insider Buying and Selling for Alexion Pharmaceuticals.

Which institutional investors are buying Alexion Pharmaceuticals stock?

ALXN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Centre Asset Management LLC, Factory Mutual Insurance Co., Virtu Financial LLC, Peregrine Capital Management LLC, QUANTRES ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Meeder Asset Management Inc. and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. Company insiders that have bought Alexion Pharmaceuticals stock in the last two years include Bros Advisors Lp Baker, Christopher J Coughlin and Ludwig Hantson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Alexion Pharmaceuticals.

How do I buy shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals?

Shares of ALXN 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 Alexion Pharmaceuticals' stock price today?

One share of ALXN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $117.05.

How big of a company is Alexion Pharmaceuticals?

Alexion Pharmaceuticals has a market capitalization of $26.11 billion and generates $3.55 billion in revenue each year. The biopharmaceutical company earns $443.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.16 on an earnings per share basis. Alexion Pharmaceuticals employs 2,525 workers across the globe.

What is Alexion Pharmaceuticals' official website?

The official website for Alexion Pharmaceuticals is http://www.alexion.com.

How can I contact Alexion Pharmaceuticals?

Alexion Pharmaceuticals' mailing address is 121 SEAPORT BOULEVARD, BOSTON MA, 02210. The biopharmaceutical company can be reached via phone at 475-230-2596 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ ALXN)

Community Ranking:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,080 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  581 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,661
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Alexion Pharmaceuticals and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ALXN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ALXN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 1/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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