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Ligand Pharmaceuticals Stock Forecast, Price & News

-7.70 (-4.76%)
(As of 12/1/2021 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
108,276 shs
Average Volume
287,814 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.58 billion
P/E Ratio
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About Ligand Pharmaceuticals

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 San Diego, CA.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Pharmaceutical preparations
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$186.42 million
Cash Flow
$6.48 per share
Book Value
$44.12 per share


Net Income
$-2.98 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$2.58 billion

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Fiscal Year End
Next Earnings (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

2.16 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

419th out of 1,392 stocks

Pharmaceutical Preparations Industry

191st out of 669 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.5Community Rank: 4.8Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 0.0 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ligand Pharmaceuticals a buy right now?

4 Wall Street 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 analysts is that investors should "buy" Ligand Pharmaceuticals stock.
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How has Ligand Pharmaceuticals' stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Ligand Pharmaceuticals' stock was trading at $91.83 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, LGND stock has increased by 67.9% and is now trading at $154.22.
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When is Ligand Pharmaceuticals' next earnings date?

Ligand Pharmaceuticals is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 2nd 2022.
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How were Ligand Pharmaceuticals' earnings last quarter?

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November, 9th. The biotechnology company reported $1.58 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.97. The biotechnology company earned $64.84 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $60.46 million. Ligand Pharmaceuticals had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.18% and a net margin of 24.87%. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.71 EPS.
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What guidance has Ligand Pharmaceuticals issued on next quarter's earnings?

Ligand Pharmaceuticals issued an update on its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Tuesday, November, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.800-$6.050 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.930. The company issued revenue guidance of $265 million-$275 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $270.82 million.

What price target have analysts set for LGND?

4 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Ligand Pharmaceuticals' shares. Their forecasts range from $180.00 to $310.00. On average, they expect Ligand Pharmaceuticals' share price to reach $223.75 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 45.1% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Ligand Pharmaceuticals' key executives?

Ligand Pharmaceuticals' management team includes the following people:
  • John L. Higgins, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Matthew William Foehr, President & Chief Operating Officer
  • Matthew Edward Korenberg, Chief Financial Officer & Executive VP-Finance
  • Eric Vajda, Vice President-Preclinical Research & Development
  • Charles Stuart Berkman, Secretary, Senior Vice President & General Counsel

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

1 employees have rated Ligand Pharmaceuticals CEO John L. Higgins on Glassdoor.com. John L. Higgins has an approval rating of 100% among Ligand Pharmaceuticals' 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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Janus Henderson Group PLC (8.75%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (8.25%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (3.87%), Villere ST Denis J & Co. LLC (3.38%), Chicago Capital LLC (2.64%) and Stephens Investment Management Group LLC (2.46%). Company insiders that own Ligand Pharmaceuticals stock include Charles S Berkman, John L Higgins, Matthew W Foehr and Todd C Davis.
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Which institutional investors are selling Ligand Pharmaceuticals stock?

LGND stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., New York State Common Retirement Fund, Citigroup Inc., Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS, and Villere ST Denis J & Co. LLC. Company insiders that have sold Ligand Pharmaceuticals company stock in the last year include Charles S Berkman, John L Higgins, Matthew W Foehr, and Todd C Davis.
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Which institutional investors are buying Ligand Pharmaceuticals stock?

LGND stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cardinal Capital Management LLC CT, William Blair Investment Management LLC, Nordea Investment Management AB, MESIROW FINANCIAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Equity & Fixed Income, Principal Financial Group Inc., Macquarie Group Ltd., Stephens Investment Management Group LLC, and Public Sector Pension Investment Board.
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How do I buy shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals?

Shares of LGND 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 $154.22.

How much money does Ligand Pharmaceuticals make?

Ligand Pharmaceuticals has a market capitalization of $2.58 billion and generates $186.42 million in revenue each year. The biotechnology company earns $-2.98 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.99 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Ligand Pharmaceuticals have?

Ligand Pharmaceuticals employs 2,018 workers across the globe.

What is Ligand Pharmaceuticals' official website?

The official website for Ligand Pharmaceuticals is www.ligand.com.

Where are Ligand Pharmaceuticals' headquarters?

Ligand Pharmaceuticals is headquartered at 3911 SORRENTO VALLEY BLVD SUITE 110, SAN DIEGO CA, 92121.

How can I contact Ligand Pharmaceuticals?

Ligand Pharmaceuticals' mailing address is 3911 SORRENTO VALLEY BLVD SUITE 110, SAN DIEGO CA, 92121. The biotechnology company can be reached via phone at (858) 550-7500, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 858-550-1826.

This page was last updated on 12/2/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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