Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND) Earns News Impact Score of 0.14

Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND) Earns News Impact Score of 0.14”

Brookfield Asset Management Inc acquired 8,700 shares as Union Pac Corp (UNP)'s stock declined 2.52%. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE:TKC) has declined 9.06% since January 28, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 3.61% the S&P500.

Private Asset Management Inc decreased Merck & Co Inc (MRK) stake by 3.72% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing.

The stock of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) hit a new 52-week high and has $174.13 target or 5.00% above today's $165.84 share price. The Redwood Investments Llc holds 61,859 shares with $8.42M value, down from 70,809 last quarter.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and acquiring technologies that help pharmaceutical companies to discover and develop medicines worldwide. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $166.25. About 341,351 shares traded or 44.12% up from the average. The Volatility 3m of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NasdaqGM:LGND) is 25.973400. It has underperformed by 19.57% the S&P500. The Company is involved in the development and licensing of biopharmaceutical assets. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 26,985 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,703,691.25. It explores for gold, silver, and copper deposits. The P/E ratio is one of the most common ratios used for figuring out whether a company is overvalued or undervalued. The stock has "Buy" rating by H.C. Wainwright on Tuesday, September 5. Therefore 33% are positive. Union Pacific Corporation had 95 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. 19,075 were accumulated by Icon Advisers Company. The Delaware-based Ashford Capital Management Inc has invested 2.9% in the stock. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, September 3 by Bank of America. On Friday, December 18 the stock rating was maintained by Roth Capital with "Buy". (NYSE:T) has "Equal Weight" rating given on Friday, July 14 by Barclays Capital. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Wednesday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, November 21 by Nomura.

In other news, CEO John L. Higgins sold 5,269 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. Therefore 83% are positive. BidaskClub upgraded Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a "hold" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $165.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. The stock has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, April 18. Ligand Pharmaceuticals now has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $150.83. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Finally, Roth Capital set a $158.00 price target on Ligand Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. On Wednesday, October 18 the stock rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright with "Buy". The rating was maintained by TH Capital on Wednesday, September 30 with "Buy". (NYSE:T), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Roth Capital maintained Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) on Thursday, September 3 with "Buy" rating. Finally, Deutsche Bank cut Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating and set a $105.00 price target on the a research report on Monday, November 20th.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.69 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 19 investors sold LGND shares while 68 reduced holdings. 50 funds opened positions while 97 raised stakes. Moreover, Victory Capital Mngmt has 0.2% invested in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) for 661,270 shares. Willingdon Wealth Management reported 14,680 shares. On Wednesday, December 20 Sabba Stephen L sold $126,956 worth of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) or 925 shares. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Lc has 0% invested in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) for 4,315 shares. Swiss Fincl Bank holds 34,900 shares. The institutional investor held 798,100 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $108.66M, down from 998,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Charter Tru Co reported 150,670 shares. On Wednesday, August 9 the insider Berkman Charles S sold $2.36M. State Street reported 852,417 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 8,147 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,162,006.61. Oberweis Asset Mgmt stated it has 1.95% of its portfolio in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND). Opus Point Management Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.19% in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND). The EBITDA Yield for Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NasdaqGM:LGND) is 0.018921. Voloridge Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation, Florida-based fund reported 16,792 shares. (NYSE:MRK) to report earnings on February, 1. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.62 earnings per share. LGND's profit will be $19.42M for 45.07 P/E if the $0.92 EPS becomes a reality. The biotechnology company reported $0.69 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.32. It also upped Insperity Inc. Resolute Energy Corp was raised too.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 selling transactions for $9.54 million activity. The shares were sold at an average price of $141.71, for a total value of $708,550.00.

Analysts await Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) to report earnings on February, 22. FOEHR MATTHEW W also sold $777,824 worth of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) on Wednesday, August 9.

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