Alexion Pharm Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN) has grabbed attention from the analysts, when it saw a value increase of 3.51% or 4.21 points in the last trading session to close at $124.26. A total of 1.7 Million shares exchanged hands during the intra-day trade compared with its average trading volume of 1.78 Million shares, while its relative volume stands at 0.96. Alexion Pharm Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN) has a market cap of $27.75 Billion and the number of outstanding shares have been calculated 223.3 Million.
Shares of Alexion Pharm Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN) currently have an Average Brokerage Recommendation of 1.46, number of Recs in ABR is 12 while industry rank of the company by ABR is out of 255. Out of the analyst recommendations 5 rate Alexion Pharm Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN) stock a Buy, 9 rate the stock Outperform, 2 rate Hold, 0 rate Underperform and 0 recommend a Sell.
Taking a glance at where the stock might be directed in the future, on a consensus basis, the sell-side has a 52 week price target of $164 on the stock, this valuation is based on 17 number of opinions. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $190 while the most conventional has $125 target price.
Alexion Pharm Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN) as of recent trade, has shown weekly upbeat performance of 1.13% which was maintained at 11.81% in 1-month period. During the past three months the stock slid -2.3%, bringing six months performance to 4.53%. Yearly performance of the stock shows a bullish trend of 14.42% while year-to-date (YTD) performance reflected 27.63% positive outlook.
While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Alexion Pharm Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN) has trailing twelve month Return on Assets of 0.6%, which is key indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 0.9% and a Return on Investment of 0.4%. ROI is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.
While having a peek at profitability ratios Alexion Pharm Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN) has trailing twelve month gross margin at 90.9%, its trailing twelve month operating margin stands at 6.5% whereas its trailing twelve month net profit margin spots at 1.9%.
However looking at valuation ratios the stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 258.15 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 4602.22. The company’s forward price to earnings ratio for next fiscal year is 11.85. Alexion Pharm Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN)’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 130.27. Its beta value stands at 1.55.
The company’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 2.5 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 2.9. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.35 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.31.