NASDAQ:MDCO - The Medicines Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$39.76 -0.28 (-0.70 %)
(As of 07/16/2018 12:12 PM ET)
Previous Close$40.11
Today's Range$39.31 - $40.11
52-Week Range$24.45 - $43.79
Volume11,030 shs
Average Volume864,101 shs
Market Capitalization$2.95 billion
P/E Ratio-4.77
Dividend YieldN/A
The Medicines logoThe Medicines Company, a biopharmaceutical company, provides medicines to treat acute and intensive care patients. The company markets Angiomax, an intravenous direct thrombin inhibitor used as an anticoagulant in combination with aspirin in patients with unstable angina undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, and for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in the United States. It primarily focuses on developing Inclisiran, a lipid-lowering drug to reduce LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or cardiovascular risk-equivalents. The company has collaboration agreements with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; SciClone Pharmaceuticals; and Symbio Pharmaceuticals Limited. The Medicines Company was founded in 1996 and is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Pharmaceutical preparations


Debt-to-Equity Ratio9.70
Current Ratio2.56
Quick Ratio2.52


Trailing P/E Ratio-4.77
Forward P/E Ratio-11.33
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$44.79 million
Price / Sales65.34
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book Value$0.34 per share
Price / Book116.94


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($8.40)
Net Income$-708,370,000.00
Net Margins-1,109.21%
Return on Equity-609.97%
Return on Assets-66.38%


Outstanding Shares73,610,000
Market Cap$2,947.38

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The Medicines (NASDAQ:MDCO) Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Medicines' stock symbol?

The Medicines trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "MDCO."

How were The Medicines' earnings last quarter?

The Medicines Company (NASDAQ:MDCO) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 25th. The company reported ($0.77) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.80) by $0.03. The company earned $7.71 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $9.21 million. The Medicines had a negative return on equity of 609.97% and a negative net margin of 1,109.21%. The Medicines's revenue for the quarter was down 55.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($1.05) EPS. View The Medicines' Earnings History.

When is The Medicines' next earnings date?

The Medicines is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August, 8th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for The Medicines.

What price target have analysts set for MDCO?

8 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for The Medicines' stock. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $85.00. On average, they expect The Medicines' stock price to reach $52.6250 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 32.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for The Medicines.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for The Medicines?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Medicines in the last year. There are currently 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

What are Wall Street analysts saying about The Medicines stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about The Medicines stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "The Medicines Co. reported wider-than-expected loss in the first quarter of 2018 with revenues missing estimates. The company’s pipeline boasts a potential blockbuster candidate, inclisiran, being developed for hypercholesterolemia. Moreover, the company implemented a workforce lay-off last year for better alignment of its cost and structure. We are also encouraged by The Medicines Co.’s regular divestiture of non-core products. This would help optimize its capital structure and enhance its liquidity position. However, with Angiomax sales eroding due to presence of generics, the company’s ability to successfully develop and bring in new products to the market is highly important for growth. Any regulatory setback would weigh heavily on the stock. Shares of the company have underperformed the industry in a year’s time." (5/2/2018)
  • 2. Chardan Capital analysts commented, "We found particularly notable: (1) MDCO completing recruitment in just 11 weeks for its 1500-patient ORION-11 pivotal phase III trial of siRNA- based PSCK9 synthesis inhibitor inclisiran (partnered with Alnylam, Buy) and may thus have its first top-line pivotal results in 3Q19, (2) the confirmation commercial scale manufacturing for inclisiran has been achieved, and (3) new inclisiran efficacy data in HoFH to us suggesting efficacy beyond mAb PCSK9 inhibitors. With inclisiran to us having clear momentum towards 2H19E pivotal data and what we expect will be $4.7 billion in 2030E peak sales, we make MDCO a Chardan Top Pick for 2018." (1/24/2018)

Are investors shorting The Medicines?

The Medicines saw a decline in short interest in the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 19,433,286 shares, a decline of 6.0% from the May 31st total of 20,683,804 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 882,040 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 22.0 days. Approximately 27.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View The Medicines' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of The Medicines' key competitors?

Who are The Medicines' key executives?

The Medicines' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Fredric N. Eshelman, Exec. Chairman (Age 69)
  • Dr. Clive A. Meanwell, CEO & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Stephen M. Rodin J.D., Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 42)
  • Mr. Christopher T. Cox, Chief Corp. Devel. Officer and Exec. VP (Age 53)
  • Mr. William B. O'Connor, Special Advisor to the Chief Exec. Officer (Age 59)

Has The Medicines been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about MDCO stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The Medicines earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 48.13 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

How do I buy shares of The Medicines?

Shares of MDCO 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 The Medicines' stock price today?

One share of MDCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $39.76.

How big of a company is The Medicines?

The Medicines has a market capitalization of $2.95 billion and generates $44.79 million in revenue each year. The company earns $-708,370,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($8.40) on an earnings per share basis. The Medicines employs 170 workers across the globe.

How can I contact The Medicines?

The Medicines' mailing address is 8 SYLVAN WAY, PARSIPPANY NJ, 07054. The company can be reached via phone at 973-290-6000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for The Medicines (NASDAQ MDCO)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  387 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  257 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  644
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about The Medicines and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MDCO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MDCO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 7/16/2018 by Staff

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