Insider Selling: Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NBIX) Director Sells 5,000 Shares of Stock

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:NBIX) Director Gary A. Lyons sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.67, for a total value of $423,350.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ NBIX) traded down $0.67 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $84.58. The stock had a trading volume of 506,175 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,024,921. The firm has a market cap of $7,480.00, a P/E ratio of -51.89 and a beta of 0.26. The company has a current ratio of 10.20, a quick ratio of 10.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99. Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. 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 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by ($0.11). The firm had revenue of $94.52 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $94.00 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.51) EPS. equities analysts forecast that Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. will post -0.11 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts have weighed in on NBIX shares. Jefferies Group boosted their price target on Neurocrine Biosciences to $105.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price target on Neurocrine Biosciences from $83.00 to $109.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Oppenheimer set a $85.00 price target on Neurocrine Biosciences and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $86.00 price target on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Leerink Swann reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $83.00 price target (up from $72.00) on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Neurocrine Biosciences currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $88.79.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its holdings in shares of Neurocrine Biosciences by 7.8% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 2,665 shares of the company’s stock worth $123,000 after buying an additional 193 shares during the last quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System increased its holdings in shares of Neurocrine Biosciences by 0.7% during the 3rd quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 120,426 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,380,000 after buying an additional 810 shares during the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank increased its holdings in shares of Neurocrine Biosciences by 5.7% during the 4th quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 17,484 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,357,000 after buying an additional 947 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its holdings in shares of Neurocrine Biosciences by 25.5% during the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 5,904 shares of the company’s stock worth $458,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Grandfield & Dodd LLC increased its holdings in shares of Neurocrine Biosciences by 24.1% during the 3rd quarter. Grandfield & Dodd LLC now owns 7,610 shares of the company’s stock worth $466,000 after buying an additional 1,480 shares during the last quarter.

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Neurocrine Biosciences Company Profile

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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