Incyte Corporation (INCY) EVP Reid M. Huber Sells 696 Shares of Stock

Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) EVP Reid M. Huber sold 696 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $98.01, for a total value of $68,214.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ INCY) traded up $0.03 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $93.71. The company had a trading volume of 1,430,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,918,704. The company has a current ratio of 4.82, a quick ratio of 4.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. Incyte Corporation has a fifty-two week low of $93.49 and a fifty-two week high of $153.15.

Incyte (NASDAQ:INCY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $381.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $360.34 million. Incyte had a negative return on equity of 12.91% and a negative net margin of 10.90%. Incyte’s revenue was up 41.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.19 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Incyte Corporation will post -1.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in INCY. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Incyte by 11.1% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 17,125,542 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $2,156,276,000 after purchasing an additional 1,709,685 shares in the last quarter. Capital International Investors boosted its stake in shares of Incyte by 1.4% during the third quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 6,494,566 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $758,176,000 after purchasing an additional 87,369 shares in the last quarter. BB Biotech AG boosted its stake in shares of Incyte by 0.7% during the second quarter. BB Biotech AG now owns 3,514,822 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $442,551,000 after purchasing an additional 25,000 shares in the last quarter. Matrix Capital Management Company LP boosted its stake in shares of Incyte by 28.3% during the second quarter. Matrix Capital Management Company LP now owns 1,796,716 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $226,225,000 after purchasing an additional 396,716 shares in the last quarter. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Incyte by 10.7% during the second quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 1,636,035 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $205,993,000 after purchasing an additional 158,574 shares in the last quarter. 90.86% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

INCY has been the topic of several recent research reports. Raymond James Financial upgraded Incyte from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $159.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, September 11th. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “buy” rating and issued a $149.00 price target on shares of Incyte in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Oppenheimer restated a “hold” rating and issued a $135.00 price target on shares of Incyte in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. BMO Capital Markets restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $172.00 price target on shares of Incyte in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Finally, Argus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $150.00 price target on shares of Incyte in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, seventeen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $145.65.

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About Incyte

Incyte Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutics. Its portfolio includes compounds in various stages, ranging from preclinical to late-stage development, and commercialized products, such as JAKAFI (ruxolitinib) and ICLUSIG (ponatinib).

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