ALXN - Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
105.67
+2.69 (+2.61%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close102.98
Open103.65
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask0.00 x 1100
Day's Range103.26 - 106.26
52 Week Range92.56 - 141.86
Volume1,847,824
Avg. Volume2,395,325
Market Cap23.694B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.78
PE Ratio (TTM)17.91
EPS (TTM)5.90
Earnings DateOct 22, 2019 - Oct 28, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est156.26
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  • Alexion (ALXN) Down on News of CFO Clancy's Departure in 2019
    Zacks

    Alexion (ALXN) Down on News of CFO Clancy's Departure in 2019

    Alexion's (ALXN) shares decline, following the news of the departure of its current chief financial officer, Paul Clancy.

  • Alexion's CFO Is Leaving — Here's What That Could Mean For The Biotech
    Investor's Business Daily

    Alexion's CFO Is Leaving — Here's What That Could Mean For The Biotech

    Shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals dipped Wednesday after the biotech company announced the departure of Chief Financial Officer Paul Clancy after the filing of third-quarter earnings.

  • Biotech Stock Roundup: BIIB Halts AD Study, AMGN Posts Positive MM Drug Data & More
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    Biotech Stock Roundup: BIIB Halts AD Study, AMGN Posts Positive MM Drug Data & More

    Key highlights of the past week include regulatory and pipeline updates, acquisition deals, and more.

  • TheStreet.com

    Alexion Shares Slide After Departure of Chief Financial Officer

    Paul Clancy will step down later this year and be succeeded by chief strategy and business officer, Aradhana Sarin.

  • Business Wire

    Alexion Announces CFO Succession

    Mr. Clancy and Dr. Sarin will work together in a formal transition that will occur after the filing of the company’s third quarter results, and Mr. Clancy will remain at Alexion and continue to serve as a senior advisor through the middle of 2020. “On behalf of the entire Board and executive team, I would like to thank Paul for his enormous contributions and leadership during such a critical time for the company. Over the last two years, he has played an invaluable role in our efforts to rebuild Alexion, refocus our corporate strategy and position the company for its next chapter,” said Ludwig Hantson, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer at Alexion.

  • Akari's Nomacopan Gets Orphan Drug Tag for Rare Skin Disease
    Zacks

    Akari's Nomacopan Gets Orphan Drug Tag for Rare Skin Disease

    The FDA grants orphan drug status to Akari's (AKTX) nomacopan for the treatment of bullous pemphigoid, a severe blistering skin condition.

  • Zacks.com featured highlights include: Columbia Sportswear, Fossil Group, Alexion and Shoe Carnival
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    Zacks.com featured highlights include: Columbia Sportswear, Fossil Group, Alexion and Shoe Carnival

    Zacks.com featured highlights include: Columbia Sportswear, Fossil Group, Alexion and Shoe Carnival

  • ALXN or CBM: Which Is the Better Value Stock Right Now?
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    ALXN or CBM: Which Is the Better Value Stock Right Now?

    ALXN vs. CBM: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?

  • Rising P/E: An Often-Ignored Trick to Pick 5 Winning Stocks
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    Rising P/E: An Often-Ignored Trick to Pick 5 Winning Stocks

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  • Biotech Stock Roundup: AMGN's Lung Cancer Candidate, ALXN's Deal With Eidos in Focus
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    Biotech Stock Roundup: AMGN's Lung Cancer Candidate, ALXN's Deal With Eidos in Focus

    Key highlights of the past week include regulatory and pipeline updates, and licensing deals and more.

  • 3 Hot Biotechs with High Upside Potential
    TipRanks

    3 Hot Biotechs with High Upside Potential

    Health-sector biotech stocks are a fascinating area for investment. They are risky – these are companies that inhabit a capital-intensive environment requiring heavy R&D expenditures over a significant length of time before they produce a marketable medical product. And once they have a product, be it a new drug, testing protocol, or medical device, they also must satisfy government and industry regulators. This is not an investment sector for the faint-hearted.It does, however, balance those risks with a high upside potential. New drugs and medical devices can quickly generate serious profits. The large profit potential lies behind the high upside investors can find in the health/biotech sector.We’ve used TipRanks’ Trending Stocks tool to pick put three biotechs that offer investors just such a high upside. Using the tool’s filters, we’ve sorted for the last three days’ most rated stocks in the healthcare sector, and chosen three Strong Buys with upside potentials in excess of 20%. All have been reviewed in the past five days. Let’s get started. Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACAD)Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD – Get Report) is known for its work in the treatment of central nervous system disorders. The company markets Nuplazid, the only FDA approved drug for the treatment of the delusion and hallucinations that can be associated with Parkinson’s disease. In addition, the company announced this week that Nuplazid had just completed another Phase 3 trial, called Harmony, intended to evaluate its efficacy in treating additional dementia-related psychoses. According to the company, Nuplazid showed “robust statistical superiority” over placebos.The investor response to the trial result was quick and decisive. ACAD jumped 63% after the news, and then another 6% yesterday. The stock still has upward momentum; it is up 5.4% in pre-market trading.Opening a new market for a pharmaceutical, expanding its base of potential customers, is a path to higher profits, a basic fact that underlies analyst optimism on ACAD. Sumant Kulkarni, of Canaccord Genuity, upgraded his firm’s outlook on the stock, moving it from neutral to buy and setting a $50 price target. His new target indicates confidence in a 21% upside.From H. C. Wainwright, analyst Andrew Fein set an even more bullish target of $60. In his comments, he said, “Our $60 PT is based on an equally weighted composite of: (a) $72.34/share, as a 35x multiple of taxed and diluted FY22 GAAP EPS of $3.53 discounted back to and (b) an NPV of $47.63/share (discount rate 10%, growth rate 2%).” Wainwright’s target suggests an upside of 45%.Even after its sudden pop, ACAD shares retain a 23% upside potential. The stock is selling for $41.50, and has an average price target of $51.38. The Strong Buy analyst consensus is based on 9 ratings, including 8 buys and 1 hold, set in the past three months. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN)While individual health sector stocks can show a high upside the sector as a whole has only gained 2.99% this year, well behind the S&P gain of 18.85%. Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN – Get report), however, has outperformed its peers, with a year-to-date gain of 12.5%. Alexion has several drugs on the market already, giving it resources to maintain its position in the face of adverse legal decisions.It used those resources last week, when the European Patent Office rendered a decision that may allow generic copycatting of Alexion’s Soliris as early as 2021. The company has hoped for patent protection to be extended to 2027. But losing the patent decision was not a deal-breaker for Alexion; the company is now engaged in shifting customers to its related medication, Ultomiris. Ultomiris is showing fast growth in the US market, and company expects to see a similar pattern in Europe in the near future.Top analysts agree that Alexion has a clear pathway to maintain profitability. Piper Jaffray’s Christopher Raymond says, “The only indication affected by the EPO's decision is paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. As such, we see a limited impact on Alexion's European franchise from the patent decision.” Raymond keeps a $180 price target on the stock, suggesting an upside potential of 64%.Phil Nadeau, of Cowen, also takes a bullish stand on ALXN. He writes, “We continue to think that much of ALXN’s C5-inhibitor franchise will be transferred to Ultomiris by the time the first biosimilar launches in the EU in ‘22/23 and therefore that Alexion’s franchise is defensible…” Nadeau’s $165 price target implies a 50% upside for the stock. Overall, ALXN shares keep a Strong Buy consensus rating, based on 9 buys and 1 hold. The $164 average price target indicates a 50% upside from the $109 share price. Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT)Not every biotech has drugs on the market. Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT – Get Report) is a clinical-stage company focused on developing treatments for sickle cell disease, a severe genetic condition affecting as many as 100,000 Americans. Last week, the company announced that its Voxelotor program New Drug Application has been granted priority review status by the FDA and an important milestone in the approval process.Investors are impressed by GBT’s fast track with Voxelotor. The stock spiked 10.8% in the wake of the news, and remains elevated six days later. The priority review is a clear indication that the FDA sees potential for Voxelotor in addressing a serious public health concern. Regulator and investor confidence lie behind GBT’s 25% year-to-date gains.The Street’s analysts are equally bullish. It’s important to note that even their low-end price target of $60 is higher than the stock’s current share price. William Blair analyst Raju Prasad lays out the buying-side case in a research note: “We continue to believe the mechanism of action of Voxelotor and efficacy/ safety profile in sickle cell disease should lead Voxelotor to become a mainstay of treatment for patients and gives us confidence in its blockbuster potential, if approved. Our model assumes U.S. revenue of about $1.5 billion, EU revenue of roughly $310 million, and licensing revenue of about $15 million by 2027.” With high revenues on the near-term horizon, Prasad gives the stock firm Buy rating.Wainwright analyst Debjit Chattopadhyay set a $150 price target on the stock, saying, “We estimate approximately 70K patients in U.S., 42K patients in the $60K U.S. and EU launch prices, respectively, a 2020 commercial launch, 70% compliance, and 23% gross-to-net.” His target suggests an eye-opening upside potential of 192%.GBT’s Strong Buy consensus is based on 12 buy ratings and 1 hold from the past three months. The stock is currently selling for $51, and the average price target of $97 gives it an impressive 88% upside potential.Visit the Trending Stocks page, to see what stocks are hot now.

  • Alexion (ALXN) In-licenses Amyloidosis Candidate In Japan
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    Alexion (ALXN) In-licenses Amyloidosis Candidate In Japan

    Alexion (ALXN) strengthens its amyloidosis portfolio with an exclusive license secured from Eidos to develop and commercialize an investigational small molecule AG10 in Japan.

  • Amgen's KRAS Inhibitor Shows Response in Larger NSCLC Group
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    Amgen's KRAS Inhibitor Shows Response in Larger NSCLC Group

    Amgen's (AMGN) novel investigational KRAS inhibitor, AMG 510, for solid tumor shows anti-tumor activity in a larger group of NSCLC patients.

  • Has Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) Outpaced Other Medical Stocks This Year?
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    Has Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) Outpaced Other Medical Stocks This Year?

    Is (ALXN) Outperforming Other Medical Stocks This Year?

  • Alexion and BridgeBio Announce Japanese License Agreement for Eidos’ Transthyretin Amyloidosis (ATTR) Investigational Medicine
    Business Wire

    Alexion and BridgeBio Announce Japanese License Agreement for Eidos’ Transthyretin Amyloidosis (ATTR) Investigational Medicine

    - Eidos grants Alexion exclusive license to develop and commercialize AG10 in Japan -

  • Bad News Keeps Piling Up For Alexion's Soliris — But Shares Just Rallied
    Investor's Business Daily

    Bad News Keeps Piling Up For Alexion's Soliris — But Shares Just Rallied

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals stock rebounded from earlier premarket losses Friday despite a patent decision from European officials that could lead to a Soliris knockoff as early as 2021.

  • 3 Reasons Growth Investors Will Love Alexion (ALXN)
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    3 Reasons Growth Investors Will Love Alexion (ALXN)

    Alexion (ALXN) possesses solid growth attributes, which could help it handily outperform the market.

  • Here's Why Alexion Pharmaceuticals Dropped 11% in August
    Motley Fool

    Here's Why Alexion Pharmaceuticals Dropped 11% in August

    It was a roller coaster of a month for the biotech.

  • 5 Price-to-Book Value Picks for September
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    5 Price-to-Book Value Picks for September

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  • Business Wire

    Alexion to Present at the 17th Annual Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals today announced that management will present at the 17th Annual Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference in New York, NY on Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 8:45 a.m.

  • An Intrinsic Calculation For Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) Suggests It's 41% Undervalued
    Simply Wall St.

    An Intrinsic Calculation For Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) Suggests It's 41% Undervalued

    Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) by...

  • Why American Outdoor Brands, Innovative Industrial Properties, and Alexion Pharmaceuticals Slumped Today
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    Why American Outdoor Brands, Innovative Industrial Properties, and Alexion Pharmaceuticals Slumped Today

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  • How Amgen Could Take A Hammer To Sales Of Alexion's Biggest Drug
    Investor's Business Daily

    How Amgen Could Take A Hammer To Sales Of Alexion's Biggest Drug

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals stock crashed Friday after officials agreed to review Amgen's challenge to patents covering Alexion's blockbuster drug, Soliris, which treats several rare diseases.

  • Options Pop on Alexion Stock Amid Patent Questions
    Schaeffer's Investment Research

    Options Pop on Alexion Stock Amid Patent Questions

    ALXN is clinging to its year-to-date breakeven level

  • Amgen drug patent challenge slices $2B off Alexion's market cap
    American City Business Journals

    Amgen drug patent challenge slices $2B off Alexion's market cap

    Alexion's finances rely heavily on its rare disease drug Soliris. The drug is the source of 80 percent of Alexion's annual revenue.