Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $24.20.

LXRX has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised Lexicon Pharmaceuticals from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Citigroup Inc. initiated coverage on Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $21.00 price objective for the company. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price objective on Lexicon Pharmaceuticals from $25.00 to $26.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a report on Tuesday, September 20th.

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Shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) traded up 1.06% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $16.20. 171,415 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s market capitalization is $1.69 billion. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals has a 1-year low of $7.65 and a 1-year high of $19.62. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $16.17 and a 200-day moving average of $15.61.

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 1st. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.35) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.49) by $0.14. The firm earned $27.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.68 million. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 9.46% and a negative net margin of 11.87%. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals’s quarterly revenue was up 4763.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned ($0.34) earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Lexicon Pharmaceuticals will post ($1.57) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of LXRX. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC bought a new position in Lexicon Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at about $115,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. raised its position in Lexicon Pharmaceuticals by 9.2% in the second quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 10,700 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $154,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the last quarter. Alambic Investment Management L.P. bought a new position in Lexicon Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at about $165,000. WMS Partners LLC bought a new position in Lexicon Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter valued at about $181,000. Finally, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp bought a new position in Lexicon Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at about $195,000.

About Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc (Lexicon) is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the development of treatments for human disease. The Company is engaged in the development of two drug candidates: telotristat etiprate (LX1032) and sotagliflozin (LX4211). The Company’s telotristat etiprate, is an orally delivered small molecule drug candidate, as a treatment for carcinoid syndrome.

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