Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NBIX) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Analysts

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:NBIX) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the seventeen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation, fifteen have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $89.53.

Several research analysts have weighed in on NBIX shares. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $76.00 price objective on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Citigroup reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $79.00 price objective on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Leerink Swann reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $83.00 price objective (up previously from $72.00) on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. BMO Capital Markets upped their price objective on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences from $83.00 to $109.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $79.00 price objective on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd.

In other news, Director Gary A. Lyons sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.92, for a total transaction of $729,200.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 272,066 shares in the company, valued at approximately $19,839,052.72. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Darin Lippoldt sold 6,279 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.04, for a total transaction of $471,176.16. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 19,436 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,458,477.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 337,950 shares of company stock worth $26,613,876. 4.80% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC grew its stake in Neurocrine Biosciences by 14.5% in the 4th quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 352,116 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,321,000 after buying an additional 44,642 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its stake in Neurocrine Biosciences by 94.9% in the 4th quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 193,395 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,006,000 after buying an additional 94,154 shares during the last quarter. Hanseatic Management Services Inc. acquired a new position in Neurocrine Biosciences in the 4th quarter valued at $965,000. Paloma Partners Management Co grew its stake in Neurocrine Biosciences by 33.4% in the 4th quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co now owns 34,145 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,649,000 after buying an additional 8,557 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Perceptive Advisors LLC grew its stake in Neurocrine Biosciences by 7.5% in the 4th quarter. Perceptive Advisors LLC now owns 5,151,589 shares of the company’s stock valued at $399,712,000 after buying an additional 360,000 shares during the last quarter.

Neurocrine Biosciences (NASDAQ:NBIX) traded up $1.69 during trading on Friday, reaching $85.38. 1,678,433 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,030,000. The firm has a market cap of $7,560.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -38.46, a PEG ratio of 6.41 and a beta of 0.26. The company has a current ratio of 14.38, a quick ratio of 14.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05. Neurocrine Biosciences has a 1 year low of $39.21 and a 1 year high of $91.82.

Neurocrine Biosciences (NASDAQ:NBIX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 13th. The company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by ($0.11). The business had revenue of $94.52 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $94.00 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.51) EPS. research analysts expect that Neurocrine Biosciences will post -1.48 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Neurocrine Biosciences

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc is engaged in discovering and developing pharmaceuticals, in diseases with unmet medical needs, through its research and development (R&D) platform, focused on neurological and endocrine based diseases and disorders. Its three lead late-stage clinical programs are elagolix, which is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist for endometriosis and uterine fibroids; INGREZZA (valbenazine), which is a vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) inhibitor, for the treatment of movement disorders, and opicapone, which is a selective catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitor that is an adjunct therapy to preparations of levodopa/Dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) decarboxylase inhibitors for adult patients with Parkinson’s disease.

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