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Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (LGND) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts

Among 6 analysts covering Control4 (NASDAQ:CTRL), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. The rating was maintained by TH Capital with "Buy" on Thursday, November 19. As per Wednesday, September 30, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital. As per Thursday, November 19, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital. TH Capital maintained Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. Fmr Llc holds 0.01% in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:LGND) on Wednesday, September 30 with "Buy" rating. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $130.47. Airain has invested 0.05% in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Kalmar Investments Inc decreased Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND) stake by 10.9% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 1,728,178 shares of the biotechnology company's stock worth $182,910,000 after buying an additional 513,531 shares in the last quarter. Dillard's, Inc. (DDS) has $1.55B valuation. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $117.58. About 4,025 shares traded. (NASDAQ:LGND). Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.01% in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. It has outperformed by 122.81% the S&P500.

After the recent increase in the stock price, investors might also be looking to see if the stock has entered overbought territory and possibly be primed for a pullback. Its down 0.56, from 1.83 in 2016Q3. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. boosted its position in Ligand Pharmaceuticals by 1.0% in the first quarter. 39 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale reported 10,550 shares. 3,170 are held by Meridian Inv Counsel Inc. Over the past week, shares are -0.38%.

Savings Bank Of America De has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. During that time period, shares are up 2.46% which has provided some nice profits for investors who may be looking to take advantage of the recent gains. Cim Invest Mangement Inc holds 0.2% or 5,366 shares in its portfolio. Citigroup Inc invested in 0.01% or 84,711 shares. 1,332 were reported by Jpmorgan Chase & Company. Knott David M accumulated 998,100 shares. Moreover, Peak6 Invs Lp has 0.01% invested in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:LGND). Gemmer Asset Management Lc reported 51 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals by 1.3% in the first quarter. (NASDAQ:LGND) for 39,346 shares. Ligand Pharmaceuticals has a 12-month low of $87.50 and a 12-month high of $139.79. Clearbridge Llc who had been investing in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.43 billion market cap company. The Firm is involved in the development and licensing of biopharmaceutical assets. It now has negative earnings. The Company employs research technologies, such as nuclear receptor assays, high throughput computer screening, formulation science, liver targeted pro-drug technologies and antibody discovery technologies to assist companies in their work toward obtaining prescription drug approvals. In looking at volatility levels, the shares saw weekly volatility of 2.00% and 2.17% over the past month. (NASDAQ:LGND). Old Mutual Investors (Uk) Limited stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. It has underperformed by 37.24% the S&P500.

Since February 27, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 insider sales for $11.11 million activity. 6,879 Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:LGND) shares with value of $711,214 were sold by FOEHR MATTHEW W. On Monday, February 27 the insider Aryeh Jason sold $3.40 million. Shares for $1.38M were sold by HIGGINS JOHN L on Friday, June 9. Typically, these analysts look at a company's fundamentals, building financial models from this information in order to project future trends, specifically future earnings. Analysts rating the company a 4 or 5 indicate a Sell recommendation. Therefore 40% are positive. Stephens initiated the stock with "Overweight" rating in Wednesday, April 13 report. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 5 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, July 6. FBR Capital maintained it with "Mkt Perform" rating and $97 target in Monday, October 24 report. Imperial Capital maintained Control4 Corp (NASDAQ:CTRL) on Friday, August 12 with "In-Line" rating. The firm has " rating given on Friday, August 7 by Moffett Nathanson. As per Monday, June 12, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, March 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities to "Underweight".

LGND has been the topic of several research reports.

Since March 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $1.79 million activity. Its up 0.12, from 1.08 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 23 investors sold LGND shares while 85 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. The biotechnology company reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.16. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 151,637 shares or 0.12% of their U.S. portfolio. Blackrock Institutional Trust Na reported 21.10 million shares. Calamos Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Company owns 54,752 shares. 79,185 are held by Act Ii Mgmt Limited Partnership. Metropolitan Life Ins New York owns 13,548 shares. (NYSE:DDS) or 12,530 shares. Lifelock Inc. (NYSE:LOCK) was reduced too. X Llc holds 0.02% or 5,406 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 142,762 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. $269,761 worth of Control4 Corp (NASDAQ:CTRL) was sold by Cashen Susan on Tuesday, May 9. On Tuesday, November 17 the stock rating was maintained by Imperial Capital with "In-Line".

Kalmar Investments Inc increased 8X8 Inc (NASDAQ:EGHT) stake by 258,876 shares to 1.59 million valued at $22.80M in 2016Q4.



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