Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) Insider Trading: HANTSON LUDWIG sold 2553 Shares

Evercore Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,735 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $203,000 after buying an additional 83 shares during the last quarter.

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with 22.28 million shares, BLACKROCK INC. with 19.36 million shares, FMR LLC with 18.96 million shares, VANGUARD GROUP INC with 15.04 million shares, and STATE STREET CORP with 11.25 million shares.

The stock increased 2.39% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $4.29. About 3,977 shares traded.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN) was upgraded by investment analysts at Robert W. Baird from a "neutral" rating to an "outperform" rating in a note issued to investors on Monday, December 18th, Marketbeat.com reports. It has underperformed by 34.82% the S&P500.

(IAG) by 87.3% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. During the same quarter a year ago, the company posted $1.23 EPS. Visa Inc now has $272.24 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $151. About 490,918 shares traded. Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HALO) has risen 44.89% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. (NASDAQ:ALXN) on Monday, December 18 to "Outperform" rating.

Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $2.74 million activity. RBC Capital Markets maintained Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 148,040 are held by Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada. Wagner Heidi L had sold 120 shares worth $16,800 on Monday, October 2. The firm's revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Alexion Pharmaceuticals will post 4.82 EPS for the current year. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and nineteen have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 13% are positive. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Vetr raised Alexion Pharmaceuticals from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $142.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, November 7th. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse on Friday, January 13 to "Underperform". Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, September 12 report. Citigroup maintained the shares of ALXN in report on Tuesday, September 20 with "Buy" rating. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with "Equal-Weight" rating in Friday, July 29 report. On Thursday, August 31 O'Neill Julie sold $636,285 worth of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Leerink Swann. As per Tuesday, December 12, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Its down 0.20, from 1.37 in 2017Q2. (NASDAQ:ALXN) shares with value of $310,521 were sold by HANTSON LUDWIG.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Cleararc Cap owns 5,721 shares or 0.12% of their U.S. portfolio. Bessemer Grp invested in 732,572 shares. Conning stated it has 0.03% in Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN). Peak6 Invests Lp stated it has 16,259 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. The Israel-based Psagot Investment House Ltd. has invested 0.01% in the stock. (NASDAQ:ALXN). 385,698 are held by Adage Capital Ptnrs Grp Lc. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Alexion Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter worth about $147,000.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of ALXN have appreciated -18.75 - or -13.28%. The company has market cap of $4.07 billion. 206.89 million shares or 0.54% less from 208.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was reduced too. Pura Vida Invs holds 1.68% or 23,900 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:V) on Thursday, August 17.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.24, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 48 investors sold V shares while 617 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. (NYSE:V) for 113,632 shares. 2,280 are owned by Chicago Equity Prtn Ltd Liability Com. Lagoda Management LP owns 8,905 shares or 0.45% of their USA portfolio. (NYSE:V). 81,000 were reported by Shelter Insurance Retirement Plan. Qs Limited Liability Co reported 0.01% stake. Savings Bank Of The West reported 82,733 shares. Bellecapital stated it has 6,000 shares or 0.29% of all its holdings. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.23 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Alexion Pharmaceuticals will post 4.82 earnings per share for the current year. Brown Advisory holds 6,840 shares. (NYSE:V) for 523,234 shares. National Bank & Trust Of America Corp De has invested 0.01% in United Natural Foods, Inc. Sumitomo Mitsui Holding holds 626,693 shares. (NYSE:V) for 123,001 shares. University Of Notre Dame Du Lac holds 37,926 shares or 1.48% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:ALXN). 8,102 are held by Glenmede Tru Na.

Analysts await Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (TSE:YRI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. The rating was downgraded by Scotia Capital to "Sector Perform" on Tuesday, September 1. Mizuho maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, October 11 report. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $172.80. The stock of Visa Inc. Wedbush maintained it with "Neutral" rating and $135 target in Friday, October 28 report. The company was initiated on Thursday, September 15 by FBR Capital. As per Wednesday, February 15, the company rating was initiated by Loop Capital.

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