Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) Director Purchases $1,827,149.97 in Stock

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) Director Public Equities L.P. Invus bought 180,727 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The shares were bought at an average price of $10.11 per share, with a total value of $1,827,149.97. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Public Equities L.P. Invus also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, November 10th, Public Equities L.P. Invus acquired 145,680 shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals stock. The stock was acquired at an average price of $9.74 per share, with a total value of $1,418,923.20.
  • On Tuesday, November 14th, Public Equities L.P. Invus acquired 575,946 shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals stock. The stock was acquired at an average price of $9.64 per share, with a total value of $5,552,119.44.

Shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ LXRX) traded down $0.08 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $10.17. 540,252 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 810,454. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 1.65 and a current ratio of 1.66. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a 12 month low of $8.07 and a 12 month high of $18.00.

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.29) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.36) by $0.07. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 165.69% and a negative return on equity of 111.68%. The firm had revenue of $26.94 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $27.97 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.35) EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will post -1.43 EPS for the current year.

Several analysts have weighed in on the stock. Wedbush reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $38.00 price objective on shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 target price on shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a report on Sunday, September 17th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $28.50.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. FMR LLC lifted its position in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 15,785,280 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $259,668,000 after purchasing an additional 137,421 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals by 16.3% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,168,301 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $59,773,000 after purchasing an additional 585,222 shares during the period. USS Investment Management Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $57,705,000. Eagle Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,861,065 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $47,064,000 after purchasing an additional 8,756 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp lifted its position in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals by 19.9% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,967,255 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $32,363,000 after purchasing an additional 326,088 shares during the period.

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Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the development and commercialization of breakthrough treatments for human disease. Its drug programs include XERMELO (telotristat ethyl), sotagliflozin, LX2761 and LX9211. It also has a number of additional compounds into various stages of clinical and preclinical development.

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