Insider Trading at Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc.?

Shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) saw strong trading volume on Tuesday after the company announced better than expected quarterly earnings. The institutional investor held 36,086 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $3.67M, down from 43,174 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Next Century Growth Lc has invested 1.05% of its portfolio in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. The stock decreased 2.20% or $2.79 during the last trading session, reaching $124.05. About shares traded. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 7th. It has underperformed by 19.57% the S&P500.

Millennium Management Llc increased Avnet Inc (AVT) stake by 6928.33% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. The Engineers Gate Manager Lp holds 33,953 shares with $1.12 million value, down from 62,412 last quarter. The stock has a market cap of $2.66 billion, a P/E ratio of 307.95 and a beta of 0.96. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.21 on August 25, reaching $132.75. About 253,592 shares traded. AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXGN) has risen 181.49% since August 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Therefore 100% are positive. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, September 30 by Roth Capital. The rating was maintained by TH Capital with "Buy" on Wednesday, September 30. Roth Capital maintained Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $133.71. Ligand Pharmaceuticals had a return on equity of 5.05% and a net margin of 7.39%. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Monday, November 7 by Wedbush. Bank of America initiated the shares of AVT in report on Wednesday, April 27 with "Neutral" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by Roth Capital given on Monday, September 21. H.C. Wainwright maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, October 5 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 6 by Roth Capital. Ashford Capital Management Inc, a Delaware-based fund reported 120,409 shares. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 1,258 shares of the biotechnology company's stock worth $133,000 after buying an additional 238 shares during the last quarter. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has a 12 month low of $87.50 and a 12 month high of $129.94.

Jw Asset Management Llc, which manages about $372.23 million and $150.28M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 5,000 shares to 20,000 shares, valued at $3.20 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing. Its down 0.16, from 1.52 in 2016Q3. 37 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. Federated Investors Pa holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Avnet, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGND) is a huge mover today! 176,478 are owned by Hood River Capital Management Llc. Qs Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 6,471 shares. Blackrock Institutional Tru Na stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:LGND). Price T Rowe Associate Md invested in 0.01% or 463,626 shares. New York-based Quinn Opportunity Partners Limited Liability Company has invested 0.44% in Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGND). Moreover, Fmr Ltd has 0.01% invested in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. Vanguard Gp Inc has 0% invested in Zumiez Inc. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its position in shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals by 6.1% in the second quarter. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 24,423 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,100,744.08. Sheets Smith Wealth Mngmt accumulated 8,002 shares. The New Jersey-based Prudential has invested 0.01% in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. Longbow downgraded the shares of AVT in report on Friday, April 28 to "Neutral" rating. Cornerstone Capital Hldgs Ltd Liability Company reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. FOEHR MATTHEW W also sold $711,214 worth of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Axogen Incorporated (NASDAQ:AXGN) had a decrease of 3.77% in short interest. Strs Ohio now owns 1,300 shares of the biotechnology company's stock valued at $157,000 after buying an additional 900 shares in the last quarter.

Since February 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $22.24 million activity. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan stated it has 6,666 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering Zumiez Inc. Therefore 74% are positive. Avnet Inc. had 21 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. ValuEngine raised shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. As per Thursday, November 19, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, July 27 report. The firm has "Hold" rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, July 27. The stock of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE) earned "Underweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, March 18. (NYSE:AVT) earned "Sell" rating by Cross Research on Tuesday, September 20.

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