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NASDAQ:LGND

Ligand Pharmaceuticals - LGND Stock Forecast, Price & News

$68.91
-1.38 (-1.96%)
(As of 01/30/2023 01:06 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$68.57
$70.31
50-Day Range
$62.15
$78.50
52-Week Range
$57.77
$128.51
Volume
27,013 shs
Average Volume
106,006 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.16 billion
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$119.00

Ligand Pharmaceuticals MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Buy
3.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
72.7% Upside
$119.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
5.06% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
-1.57
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.28mentions of Ligand Pharmaceuticals in the last 14 days
Based on 4 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.53 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
-44.68%
From $2.35 to $1.30 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.22 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

411th out of 1,049 stocks

Pharmaceutical Preparations Industry

201st out of 514 stocks


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About Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND) Stock

Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company, which engages in the development and acquisition of technologies that help pharmaceutical companies to discover and develop medicines. Its products include evomela, IV voriconazole, duavee, viviant/conbriza, nexterone, and noxafil-IV. The company was founded by Ronald M. Evans in 1987 and is headquartered in Emeryville, CA.

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LGND Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/07/2022
Today
1/30/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
2/16/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-Industry
Biotechnology
Sector
Medical
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:LGND
CUSIP
53220K50
Employees
154
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$119.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$160.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$90.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+72.7%
Consensus Rating
Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.00
Research Coverage
4 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$57.14 million
Pretax Margin
-11.15%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$277.13 million
Cash Flow
$8.68 per share
Book Value
$49.14 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
15,137,000
Market Cap
$1.16 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.10

Key Executives

  • Todd C. Davis
    Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Matthew Edward Korenberg
    President & Chief Operating Officer
  • Octavio Espinoza
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Eric Vajda
    Vice President-Preclinical Research & Development
  • Simon Latimer
    Investors Relations Manager













LGND Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Ligand Pharmaceuticals stock right now?

4 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ligand Pharmaceuticals in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" LGND shares.
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What is Ligand Pharmaceuticals' stock price forecast for 2023?

4 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Ligand Pharmaceuticals' shares. Their LGND share price forecasts range from $90.00 to $160.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $119.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 73.5% from the stock's current price.
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How have LGND shares performed in 2023?

Ligand Pharmaceuticals' stock was trading at $66.80 at the beginning of the year. Since then, LGND stock has increased by 2.6% and is now trading at $68.57.
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When is Ligand Pharmaceuticals' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 16th 2023.
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How were Ligand Pharmaceuticals' earnings last quarter?

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November, 7th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.20) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.29. The biotechnology company had revenue of $66.09 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $38.47 million. Ligand Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 8.62% and a positive trailing twelve-month return on equity of 2.57%.

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

Ligand Pharmaceuticals updated its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Wednesday, December, 21st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.30-$4.45 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.24. The company issued revenue guidance of $184.00 million-$189.00 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $212.82 million.

What is John L. Higgins' approval rating as Ligand Pharmaceuticals' CEO?

1 employees have rated Ligand Pharmaceuticals Chief Executive Officer John L. Higgins on Glassdoor.com. John L. Higgins has an approval rating of 100% among the company's employees. This puts John L. Higgins in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Ligand Pharmaceuticals own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Ligand Pharmaceuticals investors own include Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), Micron Technology (MU), NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Intel (INTC), AbbVie (ABBV), Netflix (NFLX), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Illumina (ILMN) and Gilead Sciences (GILD).

What is Ligand Pharmaceuticals' stock symbol?

Ligand Pharmaceuticals trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LGND."

Who are Ligand Pharmaceuticals' major shareholders?

Ligand Pharmaceuticals' stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Villere ST Denis J & Co. LLC (2.86%), Stephens Investment Management Group LLC (2.69%), Chicago Capital LLC (1.89%), Rice Hall James & Associates LLC (1.69%), Woodstock Corp (0.33%) and Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.17%). Insiders that own company stock include Charles S Berkman, John L Higgins, John W Kozarich, Matthew W Foehr, Octavio Espinoza and Todd C Davis.
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How do I buy shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals?

Shares of LGND stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Ligand Pharmaceuticals' stock price today?

One share of LGND stock can currently be purchased for approximately $68.57.

How much money does Ligand Pharmaceuticals make?

Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND) has a market capitalization of $1.16 billion and generates $277.13 million in revenue each year. The biotechnology company earns $57.14 million in net income (profit) each year or ($1.24) on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Ligand Pharmaceuticals have?

The company employs 154 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Ligand Pharmaceuticals?

Ligand Pharmaceuticals' mailing address is 3911 SORRENTO VALLEY BLVD SUITE 110, SAN DIEGO CA, 92121. The official website for the company is www.ligand.com. The biotechnology company can be reached via phone at (858) 550-7500, via email at investors@ligand.com, or via fax at 858-550-1826.

This page (NASDAQ:LGND) was last updated on 1/30/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff