Basic Trading Data for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN)

In the past 52-week period, shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) have moved within the range of $96.18 to $149.34. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $109.42, which is 26.73% lower than its 52-week high.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of -1.19%, and a 50-day SMA of -12.68%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $24.40 billion.

Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income

When thinking about buying shares in a public company, it is useful to gauge the average enthusiasm level of Wall Street analysts for that specific stock. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) is Outperform.

When it comes to quarterly financial results, publicly-traded companies usually post earnings and revenue figures that fall somewhat above or below the average Wall Street estimate. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Sep. 2017, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) delivered a 0.63% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $0.86 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $0.86 billion.

Meanwhile, during the same quarter Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) delivered a 8.93% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $1.44 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $1.32 per share.

Ownership at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN), According to Most Recent SEC Filings

Investors can gain useful insight on institutional ownership within a public company by taking a look at the organization’s most recent 13F filings. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) has 0 billion shares outstanding currently, 95.69% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $23.28 billion.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN), there were 86 new positions totaling 1,805,909 shares of the company’s stock. There were 47 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 2,112,850 shares.

Short, Medium and Long Term Indicators

By looking at a stock’s average trade volume – in the short, medium, and long terms – we can gain a better understanding of investor sentiment and trading activity. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) has had a 20-day average volume of 2,134,400 shares, with an average of 20% of short term indicators pointed at Sell.

The stock’s 50-day average volume has been 2,079,396 shares, with an average of 25% of medium term indicators pointing toward Sell. Finally, its 100-day average volume is 1,861,092 shares with 67% of long-term indicators pointing to Sell.