Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (LXRX) Director Purchases $12,500.00 in Stock

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) Director Sam L. Barker acquired 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 15th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $12.50 per share, with a total value of $12,500.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 25,623 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $320,287.50. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ LXRX) traded down 0.16% on Thursday, hitting $12.61. The stock had a trading volume of 40,163 shares. The firm’s market cap is $1.33 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $14.41 and its 200 day moving average price is $15.27. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a 12-month low of $11.80 and a 12-month high of $19.62.

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.33) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.45) by $0.12. The business had revenue of $12.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $18.34 million. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 94.87% and a negative net margin of 170.63%. The company’s revenue was down 40.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.37) earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will post ($1.45) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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LXRX has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Lexicon Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Wedbush reissued an “ourperform” rating and issued a $39.00 target price on shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a report on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub downgraded Lexicon Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Cowen and Company reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, ValuEngine raised Lexicon Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.00.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. State of Wisconsin Investment Board acquired a new stake in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter valued at $510,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in the first quarter valued at $7,813,000. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals by 10.4% in the second quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 67,950 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $941,000 after buying an additional 6,400 shares during the period. Sector Gamma AS acquired a new stake in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in the first quarter valued at $4,765,000. Finally, First Mercantile Trust Co. lifted its holdings in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals by 11.2% in the second quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 12,212 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $201,000 after buying an additional 1,227 shares during the period.

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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