NASDAQ:LJPC - La Jolla Pharmaceutical Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$16.16 -0.83 (-4.89 %)
(As of 10/21/2018 08:59 AM ET)
Previous Close$16.16
Today's Range$15.53 - $17.32
52-Week Range$15.53 - $41.36
Volume775,665 shs
Average Volume414,924 shs
Market Capitalization$423.81 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutics for life-threatening diseases. It offers GIAPREZA, an injection for intravenous infusion indicated to increase blood pressure in adults with septic or other distributive shock. The company is developing LJPC-401, a formulation of synthetic human hepcidin for the treatment of conditions characterized by iron overload, such as hereditary hemochromatosis, beta thalassemia, sickle cell disease, and myelodysplastic syndrome. La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Biological products, except diagnostic


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio13.05
Quick Ratio13.00


Trailing P/E RatioN/A
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$620,000.00
Price / Sales683.67
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book Value$3.68 per share
Price / Book4.39


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($5.41)
Net Income$-114,800,000.00
Net MarginsN/A
Return on Equity-147.98%
Return on Assets-94.78%


Outstanding Shares26,230,000
Market Cap$423.81 million

La Jolla Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:LJPC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is La Jolla Pharmaceutical's stock symbol?

La Jolla Pharmaceutical trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LJPC."

How were La Jolla Pharmaceutical's earnings last quarter?

La Jolla Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:LJPC) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($2.02) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($1.95) by $0.07. The biopharmaceutical company had revenue of $1.59 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.48 million. View La Jolla Pharmaceutical's Earnings History.

When is La Jolla Pharmaceutical's next earnings date?

La Jolla Pharmaceutical is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for La Jolla Pharmaceutical.

What price target have analysts set for LJPC?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for La Jolla Pharmaceutical's stock. Their predictions range from $21.00 to $115.00. On average, they anticipate La Jolla Pharmaceutical's stock price to reach $51.8333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 220.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for La Jolla Pharmaceutical.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for La Jolla Pharmaceutical?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for La Jolla Pharmaceutical in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for La Jolla Pharmaceutical.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about La Jolla Pharmaceutical stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about La Jolla Pharmaceutical stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "LA JOLLA PHARMACEUTICAL CO. is engaged in the research and development of therapeutic products for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. " (10/11/2018)
  • 2. HC Wainwright analysts commented, "We base our $53 price target on a sum-of-the-parts analysis based on (1) the P/E value of La Jolla’s current commercial business (Giapreza), (2) an NPV of its pipeline (LJPC-401), and (3) our estimated year-end fully diluted net cash of $3.66/share, which includes the capital raise earlier this year and the royalty agreement, to arrive at our price target. We value the current commercial business at $39.78 per share, and the pipeline at $9.14 per share. The commercial business value is based on a P/E multiple assumption of 30x our 2023E EPS of $2.02, discounted at 15%." (8/9/2018)
  • 3. Chardan Capital analysts commented, "We note that Protagonist Therapeutics (unrated) has also presented data on its hepcidin mimetic, PTG-300, a potential competitor of LJPC-401. Protagonist’s EHA abstract indicated that PTG-300 in healthy volunteers leads to longer suppression of iron levels when compared to LJPC-401. We note that LJPC-401 is naturally-occurring while PTG-300 is a mimetic to the natural peptide (see S-1), which could potentially lead to antibodies against the unnatural PTG-300. La Jolla reported analysis of samples from its clinical trials has not shown antibodies to LJPC-401. The data shown Please refer to important disclosure information and Regulation Analyst Certification found on pages 14 – 16 of this Protagonist seem to also indicate a potential plateauing effect at the 20 mg dose, akin to what was seen in the La Jolla study." (6/18/2018)

Who are some of La Jolla Pharmaceutical's key competitors?

Who are La Jolla Pharmaceutical's key executives?

La Jolla Pharmaceutical's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. George F. Tidmarsh, Pres, CEO, Sec. & Director (Age 58)
  • Mr. Dennis M. Mulroy, Chief Financial Officer (Age 63)
  • Ms. Jennifer A. Carver, Chief Operating Officer (Age 64)
  • Mr. James M. Rolke, Chief Scientific Officer (Age 49)
  • Dr. Lakhmir S. Chawla, Chief Medical Officer (Age 47)

How do I buy shares of La Jolla Pharmaceutical?

Shares of LJPC 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 La Jolla Pharmaceutical's stock price today?

One share of LJPC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.16.

How big of a company is La Jolla Pharmaceutical?

La Jolla Pharmaceutical has a market capitalization of $423.81 million and generates $620,000.00 in revenue each year. The biopharmaceutical company earns $-114,800,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($5.41) on an earnings per share basis. La Jolla Pharmaceutical employs 309 workers across the globe.

What is La Jolla Pharmaceutical's official website?

The official website for La Jolla Pharmaceutical is

How can I contact La Jolla Pharmaceutical?

La Jolla Pharmaceutical's mailing address is 4550 TOWNE CENTRE COURT, SAN DIEGO CA, 92121. The biopharmaceutical company can be reached via phone at 858-207-4264 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for La Jolla Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ LJPC)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  270 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  213 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  483
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about La Jolla Pharmaceutical and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LJPC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LJPC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 10/21/2018 by Staff

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