In the last trading session, 1,043,032 shares of the Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) were traded, and its beta was 1.56. Most recently the company’s share price was $5.65, and it changed around -$0.12 or -0.02% from the last close, which brings the market valuation of the company to $832.92 Million. LXRX currently trades at a discount to its 52-week high of $9.65, offering almost -70.8% off that amount. The share price’s 52-week low was $1.03, which indicates that the current value has risen by an impressive 81.77% since then. We note from Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s average daily trading volume that its 10-day average is 712Million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 5.07 Million.
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. stock received a consensus recommendation rating of Hold, based on a mean score of 2.7. If we narrow it down even further, the data shows that none out of 6 analysts rate the stock as a Sell; another but none rate it as Overweight. Among the rest, 5 recommended LXRX as a Hold, whereas 1 deemed it a Buy, and no one rated it as Underweight. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is expected to report earnings per share of -$0.13 for the current quarter.
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX): Trading Information
Although LXRX has showed a red trend with a performance of -2.08% at the end of last trading. The performance over the last five days has remained in the red territory. The rise to weekly highs of $6.11- on Thursday, Apr 01 increased the stock’s daily price by 7.53%. The company’s shares are currently up 0.65% year-to-date, but still down -0.0275 over the last five days. On the other hand, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) is -0.17% down in the 30-day period. We can see from the shorts that 4.91 Million shares have been sold at a short interest cover period of 0.97 day (s).
The consensus price target as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $8.5, which translates to bears needing to increase their stock price by 50.44% from its current value. Analyst projections state that LXRX is forecast to be at a low of $6 and a high of $13. In order for the stock price to hit the forecast high, the stock would need to surge +130.09% from its current level, while the stock would need to crash 6.19% from its current level to reach the projected low.
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (LXRX) projections and forecasts
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. share prices are not performing particularly well compared to other companies within the same industry. As is evident from the statistics, the company’s shares have risen +289.66 percent over the past six months and at a -65.38% annual growth rate that is well below the industry average of 8.2%. Moreover, analysts have decided to roll up on their fiscal year 2021 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict that it will gain +79.4% in revenue this quarter, and will report an increase of 76.9% in the next quarter. The year-over-year growth rate is expected to be -74.7%, down from the previous year.
Consensus estimates provided by 3 financial analysts predict the company will bring in an average of $2.23 Million in revenue for the current quarter. 3 analysts expect Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to make $650Million in revenue for the quarter ending June 01, 2021. The company’s sales for the same quarters a year ago were $8Million and $8.83 Million respectively. Analysts predict that the company’s current quarter sales will drop, forecast at -72.1%. Forecasts for the next quarter put sales growth at -92.6%.
Looking at the company’s year-over-year earnings, the past five years showed a negative earnings growth rate of -63.5%. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. earnings are expected to decrease by -147.4% in 2021, but the outlook is negative 0% per year for the next five years.
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Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX)’s Biggest Investors
Upon looking at major shareholders, it appears that insiders hold 4.12% of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. shares, and 88.13% of them are in the hands of institutional investors. The stock currently has a share float of 91.92%. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. stock is held by 147 institutions, with Artal Group S.A. being the largest institutional investor. By Dec 30, 2020, it held 49.31% of the shares, which is about 71.18 Million shares worth $243.43 Million.
BVF Inc., with 7.59% or 10.96 Million shares worth $37.49 Million as of Dec 30, 2020, holds the second largest percentage of outstanding shares.
Fidelity Growth Company Fund and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund were the top two Mutual Funds as of Feb 27, 2021. The former held 3483934 shares worth $25.05 Million, making up 2.41% of all outstanding shares. On the other hand, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund held roughly 1.87 Million shares worth around $6.41 Million, which represents about 1.3% of the total shares outstanding.