How Many Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN)'s Analysts Are Bearish?

Sivik Global Healthcare Llc bought 60,000 shares as the company's stock declined 11.63% while stock markets rallied. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado's holdings in Alexion Pharmaceuticals were worth $5,775,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN) traded down $1.20 on Friday, hitting $115.17. BlackRock Inc. now owns 19,926,265 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $2,424,428,000 after buying an additional 1,298,185 shares in the last quarter.

Artal Group Sa increased Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:BMRN) stake by 100,000 shares to 150,000 valued at $13.62M in 2017Q2. HPM Partners LLC now owns 6,680 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $656,000 after acquiring an additional 4,861 shares during the last quarter. Mariner Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals by 17.6% in the first quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 6,175,296 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $751,363,000 after buying an additional 25,724 shares in the last quarter. Finally, IFC Holdings Incorporated FL bought a new stake in Alexion Pharmaceuticals in the 3rd quarter valued at $861,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 3,349,821 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $407,573,000 after buying an additional 64,800 shares in the last quarter. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of ALXN in report on Friday, June 23 with "Hold" rating. TheStreet cut Alexion Pharmaceuticals from a "b-" rating to a "c+" rating in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals from a "hold" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a report on Wednesday. Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price target on shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals to $166.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a "buy" rating and set a $158.00 target price (up previously from $153.00) on shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Leerink Swann reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $200.00 price target on shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals in a report on Sunday, July 17th. Finally, Leerink Swann reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $182.00 price objective on shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $145.81, for a total value of $121,751.35. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Alvin S. Parven sold 15,000 shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 22nd.

In addition to Stifel Nicolaus reporting its stock price target, a total of 18 brokerages have issued a ratings update on the company. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 26,704 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,738,560. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 16,490 shares of company stock worth $2,337,251. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,819,948 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $252,858,000 after buying an additional 33,987 shares in the last quarter. The Japan-based Nippon Life Insurance Co has invested 0.02% in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) traded down $1.72 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $113.45. 79,110 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,292,544.

Brief Synopsis On Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 2.96 and a quick ratio of 2.51.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The biopharmaceutical company reported $1.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.32 by $0.12. Alexion Pharmaceuticals had a net margin of 12.46% and a return on equity of 10.58%. The business had revenue of $859.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $864.34 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.16 earnings per share. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis.

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