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How has Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:(NASDAQ:ALXN) performed recently?

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 30885.14. It is in the Biotechnology industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 347.9, a forward P/E of 22.98 and EPS of 0.4. At a stock price of 137.93 (0.37%) it has a dividend yield of *TBA.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 5.10%, more recently this last year it has grown by -79.50%. The next year growth is going to be about 28.64% and more long-term 18.28% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -38.80%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 36.90% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 18.40%.

For performance, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 2.74%. For the last month performance for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is 7.81%. While the last quarter is -6.31% and half year, -3.20%. Finally for the year, performance is -17.64%.

The 52-week high for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is at -28.70%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 24.76%. The 20-day simple moving average is 8.28% and -7.06% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.44%, and for the month it is 2.38%. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has a target price of 171.75.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.39, and for total debt/equity Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has 0.4. The gross margin is 91.80%, while operating margin is 21.70%, the profit margin is 3.20%. The current ratio is 3.6 and the quick ratio is 3.1.

Insider ownership is at 0.60%, with instituitional ownership at 98.40%. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a payout ratio of 0.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 224.75. The shares float is 223.42, with the float short at 2.56%, with short ratio coming to 2.9.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., get 0.70%, with its returns on investment at 1.60%. Return on equity is 1.10%. So will the investors see the target price of 171.75, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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