Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.25 EPS

One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Citigroup initiated the shares of EXPE in report on Tuesday, January 10 with "Sell" rating. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated now has $3.32 billion valuation. The company's stock had a trading volume of 144,506 shares, compared to its average volume of 353,949. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) has declined 2.87% since February 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.57% the S&P500.

Ulysses Management Llc increased Ericsson (ERIC) stake by 60% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The company has market cap of 9.10 billion GBP. About 165,158 shares traded. (NYSE:FCB) has risen 30.63% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. The Highvista Strategies Llc holds 23,900 shares with $3.44 million value, up from 20,800 last quarter. It also reduced Atlantic Capital Bancshares stake by 110,000 shares and now owns 829,367 shares. The biotechnology company reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.19 by $0.12. It increased, as 19 investors sold LGND shares while 68 reduced holdings. Virtus Fund Advisers LLC acquired a new stake in Ligand Pharmaceuticals in the 4th quarter worth about $981,000.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND) opened at $155.51 on Friday. The institutional investor held 17,915 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.89 million, up from 12,705 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tocqueville Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership holds 0.04% or 27,766 shares in its portfolio. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.25 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. will post 3.39 EPS for the current year. Swiss Bankshares has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND). Quantitative Inv Mgmt invested in 0.04% or 25,800 shares.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND) traded up $0.07 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $150.07. (NYSE:WSO). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 1,340 shares. Fisher Asset Ltd Co invested in 56,355 shares. 124.65 million shares or 0.14% more from 124.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sheets Smith Wealth Management holds 0.26% in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) or 7,433 shares. Ami Asset Mngmt has invested 1.36% in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND). Therefore 83% are positive. The stock has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $156.33. Aperio Ltd Liability Company accumulated 20,080 shares. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, January 24 by H.C. Wainwright. On Thursday, November 19 the stock rating was maintained by TH Capital with "Buy". Roth Capital maintained it with "Buy" rating and $147 target in Friday, March 11 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by H.C. Wainwright on Tuesday, September 5. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by H.C. Wainwright. Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Buy" rating and GBX 1750 target in Tuesday, April 5 report. Aryeh Jason sold $255,980 worth of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) on Wednesday, August 23. The stock was sold at an average price of $145.00, for a total value of $362,500.00. On Wednesday, December 20 the insider Sabba Stephen L sold $126,956. Commonwealth Equity Ser invested in 1,658 shares. Erdoes Mary E. sold $7.31 million worth of stock or 65,101 shares. (NYSE:JPM) was sold by Petno Douglas B on Saturday, January 13. As Kyprolis approaches blockbuster status, considering certain factors we think should be able to easily push it over the edge, and they include: 1) recent FDA approval of sNDA based on ENDEAVOR overall survival data; 2) recent CHMP positive opinion to include updated overall survival from ENDEAVOR on label this year in the European Union; and 3) recent submission of sNDA to FDA and a variation to the marketing authorization to the EMA, both based on the overall survival benefit from the ASPIRE study (actions expected this year). LGND's profit will be $19.41M for 42.49 P/E if the $0.92 EPS becomes a reality. Alliancebernstein Lp holds 221,085 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. FCB Financial Holdings, Inc.

Among 19 analysts covering Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), 4 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Expedia Inc. had 120 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:WSO) on Monday, June 6 with "Buy" rating. As per Thursday, September 7, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, September 21 by Roth Capital. The firm has "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, July 31. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $78 target. The rating was downgraded by Benchmark on Friday, February 9 to "Hold". Vining Sparks has "Outperform" rating and $95 target. As per Wednesday, January 27, the company rating was upgraded by Guggenheim. As per Tuesday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Goodbody.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.43 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.28, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 29 investors sold WSO shares while 68 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 635 raised stakes. Johnson Counsel owns 2,097 shares. Pathstone Family Office Ltd has 1,430 shares. Sol Cap Management has invested 0.08% in Expedia, Inc. (NYSE:WSO). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement has 39,068 shares. (NYSE:JPM) for 672,157 shares. (NYSE:WSO). Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Lc owns 71 shares. Advisory Services Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND). Gotham Asset Lc, a New York-based fund reported 5,986 shares. Tarbox Family Office Inc owns 1,590 shares. Retail Bank Of Montreal Can stated it has 762 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

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