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Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (LGND) Position Increased by Stifel Financial Corp

925 shares were sold by Sabba Stephen L, worth $126,956 on Wednesday, December 20. Guggenheim Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND). The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.79 during the last trading session, reaching $135.48. About 119,243 shares traded. Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO) has declined 23.79% since December 24, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.57% the S&P500. Guardian Life Insurance Comm Of America reported 1,339 shares stake. Healthinvest Ptnrs Ab invested in 47,900 shares or 7.62% of the stock. The institutional investor held 452,534 shares of the clothing and shoe and accessory stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.15 million, up from 439,942 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hood River Cap Management holds 165,102 shares. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $20.19. 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has risen 18.59% since December 24, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 40.49% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.69 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.12, from 1.19 in 2017Q2.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Eqis Cap Management Inc has 8,215 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Eagle Asset Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals by 7.7% during the second quarter. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue reported 0.03% in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND). Moreover, Etrade Cap Mgmt Lc has 0.04% invested in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND). Columbia Wanger Asset Mngmt Limited Liability reported 334,919 shares. Parsons Capital Mgmt Ri holds 3,667 shares. Stifel Financial Corp owned 0.52% of Ligand Pharmaceuticals worth $14,839,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado, a Colorado-based fund reported 4,830 shares. Jw Asset Mgmt Llc reported 13,401 shares or 1.34% of all its holdings. 447.86 million shares or 0.41% less from 449.71 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The stock of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) earned "Buy" rating by Roth Capital on Friday, December 18. Td Asset Mngmt has 0.06% invested in The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR). Ligand Pharmaceuticals posted earnings per share of $0.74 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 43.2%.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $4.73 million activity. The shares were sold at an average price of $142.63, for a total transaction of $935,510.17. They expect $0.92 earnings per share, up 713.33% or $1.07 from last year's $-0.15 per share. PGR's profit would be $430.38 million giving it 18.95 P/E if the $0.74 EPS is correct. Dana Investment Advsrs reported 0.12% stake. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,683,880 shares of the biotechnology company's stock valued at $325,822,000 after acquiring an additional 68,887 shares during the period.

Among 16 analysts covering Copa Holdings SA (NYSE:CPA), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive.

Equities research analysts predict that Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by H.C. Wainwright.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on LGND shares.

Another recent and important Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) news was published by Reuters.com which published an article titled: "BRIEF-Ligand Pharmaceuticals says signed license and supply agreement via ..." on November 13, 2017. Roth Capital set a $158.00 price objective on shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Friday, August 5 by Deutsche Bank. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company's stock. The firm has "Peer Perform" rating by Wolfe Research given on Thursday, November 10. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,859.37, a price-to-earnings ratio of 196.30, a P/E/G ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 0.91. Also, CEO John L. Higgins sold 5,269 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $732,156 activity. Little Frank R Jr. also sold $351,708 worth of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a "strong-buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Hanesbrands had 49 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO) on Monday, August 24 to "Hold" rating. The stock of The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Citigroup. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, August 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) has "Sell" rating given on Thursday, June 2 by Citigroup. Oppenheimer initiated Hanesbrands Inc. RBC Capital Markets maintained Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO) rating on Monday, July 31. On Tuesday, September 5 the stock rating was reinitiated by H.C. Wainwright with "Buy". Finally, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. bought a new position in Ligand Pharmaceuticals during the 3rd quarter valued at $230,000. UBS has "Buy" rating and $175 target. FBR Capital maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $33 target in Friday, February 3 report.

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