Published: Sun, April 22, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Q1 2018 EPS Estimates for Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) Increased by Analyst


(NYSE:VZ). Regions Fin Corp has invested 1.15% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. The stock decreased 3.28% or $9.84 during the last trading session, reaching $290.24. About 984,135 shares traded. ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAD) has declined 36.38% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.27% the S&P500.

3/9/2018 - Alexion Pharmaceuticals had its "buy" rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) was sold by O'Neill Julie. The institutional investor held 577,247 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $69.03M, up from 566,549 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Accern also gave news stories about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.1668057629221 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. Over the last three months, insiders sold 28,700 shares of company stock worth $3,345,708. About 292,622 shares traded.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) formed multiple bottom with $106.15 target or 5.00% below today's $111.74 share price. ALXN underperformed the S&P500 by 20.39%.

Evercore Wealth Management Llc, which manages about $4.87 billion and $2.69 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Oracle Corp (NYSE:ORCL) by 10,575 shares to 140,935 shares, valued at $6.66 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q4. It increased, as 34 investors sold AYI shares while 134 reduced holdings. 143 funds opened positions while 654 raised stakes.

2/14/2018 - Alexion Pharmaceuticals was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. North Star Asset Management holds 11,927 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:TSLA) for 1,768 shares. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. had 105 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Pnc Fincl Ser invested 0.01% of its portfolio in CenturyLink, Inc. First Republic Investment Mgmt holds 0% or 35,179 shares. It also reduced its holding in 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) by 3,623 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 198,107 shares, and cut its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). (NASDAQ:TSLA). Mitsubishi Ufj And Bk has 0.38% invested in Tesla, Inc. 6,079 shares were sold by Clancy Paul J, worth $707,048. Family has 3.48% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). The Massachusetts-based Oakmont Prtn Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.18% in Verizon Communications Inc. After $1.28 actual EPS reported by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth. They expect $2.02 EPS, down 0.49% or $0.01 from last year's $2.03 per share.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes various therapeutic products. (NASDAQ:TSLA). Kings Point Mgmt reported 0% in Tesla, Inc. Cadence Ltd Company has 6,002 shares.

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Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 12 sales for $4.62 million activity. Another trade for 401 shares valued at $141,754 was sold by Branderiz Eric. 3,363 shares were sold by Moriarty John B, worth $389,099 on Tuesday, February 6. As per Friday, September 15, the company rating was initiated by Sidoti. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $172.00 price objective on Alexion Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Therefore 86% are positive. Factory Mutual Insurance Co. boosted its position in shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals by 104.5% during the 4th quarter. The company was maintained on Monday, March 19 by Nomura. The firm has "Sell" rating given on Thursday, August 3 by UBS. As per Thursday, August 31, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. (NASDAQ:ALXN) on Tuesday, October 24 with "Buy" rating. Goldman Sachs upgraded Delek US Holdings, Inc. The rating was reinitiated by Piper Jaffray on Monday, October 5 with "Neutral". The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, June 13 by Cowen & Co. The firm has "Buy" rating by J.P. Morgan given on Wednesday, November 8. The stock of Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) was sold by Franchini Indrani Lall on Tuesday, February 6. BMO Capital Markets maintained Boise Cascade Company (NYSE:BCC) on Wednesday, October 11 with "Hold" rating. $76,805 worth of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Alexion Pharmaceuticals has a 52 week low of $96.18 and a 52 week high of $149.34. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of ALXN in report on Thursday, July 27 with "Buy" rating. Argus Research maintained the shares of JNJ in report on Wednesday, April 20 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Wednesday, June 7. (NASDAQ:ALXN) earned "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Monday, July 27.

2/9/2018 - Alexion Pharmaceuticals had its price target raised by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $177.00 to $180.00. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, July 31.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.14, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. The biopharmaceutical company reported $1.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.39. Norinchukin Retail Bank The has invested 0.04% in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of ALXN. Ing Groep Nv invested in 53,327 shares. Ftb Advisors Inc has invested 0% in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. Edge Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability reported 0.21% stake. Winslow Evans Crocker Inc has 404 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. FBR Capital upgraded Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

3/1/2018 - Alexion Pharmaceuticals was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating. Korea Invest invested in 94,873 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Moreover, Lombard Odier Asset (Europe) has 0.02% invested in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN). Tcw Grp Inc Inc holds 0.63% or 650,760 shares. Alexion Pharmaceuticals had a net margin of 12.48% and a return on equity of 12.94%.

Jim Simons decreased its stake in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (ALXN) by 59.57% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. It also increased its holding in Bristol Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) by 406,966 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.36M shares, and has risen its stake in Globant Sa (NYSE:GLOB).

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