Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [NASDAQ: ALXN] closed the trading session at $117.02 on 11/03/20. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $115.39, while the highest price level was $118.09. The company report on October 29, 2020 that Alexion Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results.
3Q20 total revenues of $1,588.7 million, a 26% increase over 3Q19.
3Q20 GAAP diluted EPS of $2.62; non-GAAP diluted EPS of $3.24.
The stocks have a year to date performance of 8.20 percent and weekly performance of -2.48 percent. The stock has been moved at 20.84 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 1.54 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 13.89 percent over the most recent 3-months.
If compared to the average trading volume of 2.08M shares, ALXN reached to a volume of 1351305 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to 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 $144.32 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.
UBS have made an estimate for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on October 28, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Stifel dropped their target price from $120 to $117. The new note on the price target was released on September 01, 2020, representing the official price target for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is set at 4.12, with the Price to Sales ratio for ALXN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.49. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.31, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 10.21. Price to Free Cash Flow for ALXN in the course of the last twelve months was 10.05 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 3.30.
ALXN stock trade performance evaluation
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [ALXN] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.48. With this latest performance, ALXN shares gained by 1.54% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 20.84% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 7.82% 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 48.02, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 46.34, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.41 for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [ALXN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 115.24, while it was recorded at 116.01 for the last single week of trading, and 105.59 for the last 200 days.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [ALXN]: An insightful look at the core 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 3.30 and a Current Ratio set at 3.80.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [ALXN] stock
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. posted 2.71/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 2.6/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 4.20%. 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 11.42%.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [ALXN]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $23,366 million, or 93.80% 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 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 17,012,022 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.99 billion in ALXN stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $1.52 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 October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 345 institutional holders increased their position in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. [NASDAQ:ALXN] by around 18,579,229 shares. Additionally, 332 investors decreased positions by around 21,624,793 shares, while 92 investors held positions by with 159,474,515 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 199,678,537 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ALXN stock had 89 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,665,747 shares, while 68 institutional investors sold positions of 4,176,565 shares during the same period.