Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [NASDAQ: ALXN] slipped around -0.46 points on Friday, while shares priced at $100.51 at the close of the session, down -0.46%. The company report on August 6, 2020 that Alexion Announces Appointment of First Chief Diversity Officer.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) today announced the appointment of Uzair Qadeer as the company’s first Chief Diversity Officer. In this new role, Mr. Qadeer will be responsible for shaping the company’s diversity, inclusion and belonging (DI&B) strategy, building relationships with key leaders, communities, and organizations to create awareness and advocacy for diversity and inclusion efforts, and advancing a unique culture of belonging for Alexion’s patients and employees. The appointment of Mr. Qadeer will also accelerate Alexion’s efforts to embed DI&B across the company, spanning employee programs, corporate social responsibility initiatives, culture efforts, and patient programs. Mr. Qadeer will serve on Alexion’s Executive Committee, reporting to Ludwig Hantson, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer at Alexion.
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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. stock is now -7.06% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. ALXN Stock saw the intraday high of $101.14 and lowest of $99.91 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 125.52, which means current price is +38.31% above from all time high which was touched on 06/01/20.
Compared to the average trading volume of 1.86M shares, ALXN reached a trading volume of 1210562 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
What do top market gurus say about Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [ALXN]?
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ALXN shares is $141.47 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ALXN stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
William Blair have made an estimate for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Mkt Perform, with their previous recommendation back on July 31, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Cantor Fitzgerald raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on April 28, 2020, representing the official price target for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. stock. On March 05, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for ALXN shares from 130 to 110.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is set at 2.46, with the Price to Sales ratio for ALXN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.00. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.11, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 12.95. Price to Free Cash Flow for ALXN in the course of the last twelve months was 9.35 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 4.30.
How has ALXN stock performed recently?
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [ALXN] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.39. With this latest performance, ALXN shares dropped by -4.08% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 1.50% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -18.61% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for ALXN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 37.78, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 35.74, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 41.31 for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [ALXN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 107.87, while it was recorded at 101.85 for the last single week of trading, and 104.41 for the last 200 days.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [ALXN]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [ALXN] shares currently have an operating margin of +42.45 and a Gross Margin at +85.79. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +48.53.
Return on Total Capital for ALXN is now 15.93, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 18.56. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 23.53, with Return on Assets sitting at 15.28. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [ALXN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 24.46. Additionally, ALXN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 19.66, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 15.72. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 23.17, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 18.62.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [ALXN] managed to generate an average of $780,110 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.58 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.31.Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 4.30 and a Current Ratio set at 4.80.
Earnings analysis for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [ALXN]
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. posted 2.79/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 2.47/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 13.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for ALXN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. go to 11.88%.
Insider trade positions for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [ALXN]
There are presently around $20,203 million, or 94.40% of ALXN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ALXN stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 18,527,930, which is approximately 12.216% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 17,012,022 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.71 billion in ALXN stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $1.31 billion in ALXN stock with ownership of nearly 9.401% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 374 institutional holders increased their position in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [NASDAQ:ALXN] by around 21,775,209 shares. Additionally, 322 investors decreased positions by around 21,103,401 shares, while 86 investors held positions by with 158,122,119 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 201,000,729 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ALXN stock had 120 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,347,575 shares, while 67 institutional investors sold positions of 4,618,056 shares during the same period.