Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) Position Trimmed by Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc

Marco Green
April 23, 2018

Pura Vida Investments Limited Company stated it has 19,900 shares or 1.76% of all its holdings. 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. Bailard invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.0763 during the last trading session, reaching $48.5437. About 5.46M shares traded or 150.17% up from the average. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) has declined 8.84% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. ALXN underperformed by 20.39% the S&P 500. (NASDAQ:ALXN). Moriarty John B sold $147,865 worth of stock or 1,261 shs. The institutional investor held 427,169 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $59.68 million, down from 490,137 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock decreased 3.28% or $9.84 during the last trading session, reaching $290.24. About 3.71M shares traded. ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAD) has declined 36.38% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and twenty-one have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 33% are positive. H. Lundbeck AS had 3 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, December 11 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Monday, September 26, the company rating was maintained by Leerink Swann. The company was maintained on Monday, March 19 by Nomura. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Thursday, May 25 by Morgan Stanley. (NASDAQ:ALXN) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, June 7 by Jefferies. The company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, February 9. The stock has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, January 5.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.05, from 0.86 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 34 investors sold AYI shares while 134 reduced holdings.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. The biopharmaceutical company reported $1.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.09 by $0.39. Great West Life Assurance Co Can invested in 0.02% or 62,307 shares. MCKEON BRIAN P also sold $1.20M worth of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Kansas-based First National Bank Of Hutchinson has invested 0.29% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). First Republic Inv Mngmt invested in 2,242 shs. Amer Economic Planning Gru Adv reported 1.26% stake. Cadinha Limited Co stated it has 181,844 shares. Cadence Ltd Company has 6,002 shares. Moreover, Clenar Muke Llc has 0.28% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). (NYSE:VZ) for 94,257 shares.

Talara Capital Management Llc, which manages about $249.36 million and $188.65 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Waste Connections Inc by 55,272 shares to 146,381 shares, valued at $10.38M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. The company has a market capitalization of $23,965.75, a PE ratio of 20.89, a PEG ratio of 0.96 and a beta of 1.13.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.14, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 65 investors sold ALXN shares while 171 reduced holdings. 178 rose positions while 64 funds amassed positions. ARCH's SI was 2.20 million shares in April as released by FINRA. (NASDAQ:TSLA). Reynders Mcveigh Management Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Tesla, Inc. Alexion Pharmaceuticals earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern's scale. (NASDAQ:ALXN). Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership accumulated 605,467 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Hldgs holds 636,311 shares.

Altrinsic Global Advisors Llc decreased Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) stake by 121,505 shares to 491,645 valued at $26.02M in 2017Q4. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans invested in 985,826 shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board holds 369,966 shs. Meeder Asset Mgmt stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) for 95 shares.

In total 5 analysts cover Assembly Biosciences (NASDAQ:ASMB). (NASDAQ:ALXN). Odey Asset Grp Inc Inc Limited holds 0.21% or 18,898 shares. Therefore 83% are positive. IDEXX Laboratories had 27 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with "Buy". (NASDAQ:ALXN), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Barclays Capital has "Equal-Weight" rating and $175 target. On Thursday, March 15 the rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Buy". Alexion Pharmaceuticals had a net margin of 12.46% and a return on equity of 10.58%. The stock has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 22. (NASDAQ:ALXN) or 3,150 shares. BMO Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $173 target. (NASDAQ:ASMB) earned "Hold" rating by FBR Capital. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs on Friday, June 30 with "Sell". Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. has $257 highest and $82 lowest target. (NASDAQ:ALXN) rating on Tuesday, August 15. (NYSE:VZ) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Oppenheimer. Zacks downgraded H. Lundbeck A/S (OTCMKTS:HLUYY) on Monday, August 31 to "Buy" rating. (NASDAQ:ALXN). Cornerstone Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp invested in 54,244 shares. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals by 12.1% during the 4th quarter.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 selling transactions for $4.62 million activity. $169,696 worth of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) on Tuesday, February 6. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.26 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Alexion Pharmaceuticals will post 6.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. One Cap Mngmt Ltd accumulated 10,273 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Leerink Swann also issued estimates for Alexion Pharmaceuticals' FY2018 earnings at $6.68 EPS. (NASDAQ:ALXN) was sold by Wagner Heidi L on Tuesday, February 27. The Illinois-based Interocean Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.13% in CenturyLink, Inc. O'Neill Julie sold $248,474 worth of stock or 2,119 shares.

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