Are Analysts Bearish Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) After Last Week?

The institutional investor held 21,100 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.87 million, up from 12,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Healthinvest Partners Ab who had been investing in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.22B market cap company. The stock increased 1.38% or $2.1 during the last trading session, reaching $154.52. The firm owned 29,400 shares of the biotechnology company's stock after purchasing an additional 2,869 shares during the quarter. (NASDAQ:LGND) opened at $157.25 on Thursday. It has underperformed by 19.57% the S&P500.

Seymour Sy Kaufman decreased its stake in Interxion (INXN) by 65.32% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The shares were sold at an average price of $153.70, for a total transaction of $4,318,816.30. The hedge fund run by Andy Redleaf held 5.33M shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $110.94M, down from 6.77 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has market cap of $3.24 billion. Over the past five trading sessions it is -6.14%; 3.99% for the month; 2.25% for the last quarter; 18.14% for the past six-months; and 39.79% for the last 12 months. About 79,661 shares traded. Celgene Corporation (CELG) has risen 17.00% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.26% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.69 in Q3 2017.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 sales for $9.43 million activity. (NASDAQ:CCRN). Clearbridge Llc owns 0% invested in Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. 44 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. Bankshares Of Ny Mellon has 0% invested in TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ:TRS). Thompson Davis & accumulated 0.04% or 155 shares. Kcm Invest Advsr Limited has 3,395 shares. First Republic Inc holds 0.01% or 5,793 shares in its portfolio. Piedmont Investment Advsrs Lc holds 0.01% or 4,556 shares. Moreover, Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has 0% invested in TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ:TRS). Pictet Asset Mngmt Ltd holds 32,308 shares. Franklin reported 530,918 shares stake. Minnesota-based Thrivent Fin For Lutherans has invested 0.04% in TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ:TRS). Loomis Sayles And Comm LP holds 208 shares. The number of shares now owned by investors are 37.69 mln. Oaktop Capital Management Ii L.P. owns 2.09 million shares or 51.01% of their United States portfolio.

Among 26 analysts covering Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. On Monday, November 6 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Outperform". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Oppenheimer. The stock has "Hold" rating by Seaport Global on Friday, September 15. The stock has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, April 24. The stock has "Buy" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, November 9. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, June 9 by Jefferies. TH Capital has "Buy" rating and $144 target. (NYSE:SBH) by 256,115 shares to 3.69 million shares, valued at $72.30M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Quantitative Management Ltd Com has 0.04% invested in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) for 25,800 shares.

Analysts await Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.32 EPS, up 6.67% or $0.02 from last year's $0.3 per share. LGND's profit will be $19.42M for 41.77 P/E if the $0.92 EPS becomes a reality.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $21,531 activity. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) has declined 2.87% since February 14, 2017 and is downtrending.

In other Ligand Pharmaceuticals news, CEO John L. Higgins sold 28,099 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, January 19th. Aryeh Jason had sold 2,000 shares worth $255,980 on Wednesday, August 23. It also increased its holding in Zendesk Inc (NYSE:ZEN) by 720,004 shares in the quarter, for a total of 796,238 shares, and has risen its stake in Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV). It also upped Astrazeneca Plc Adr (NYSE:AZN) stake by 519,717 shares and now owns 11.60 million shares.

Investors sentiment Infinity in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.45, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 19 investors sold LGND shares while 68 reduced holdings.

Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $151.67 on the shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (LGND). Alabama-based Mesirow Investment has invested 1.27% in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND). Gamco Invsts Inc Et Al reported 5,000 shares. Strs Ohio accumulated 20,900 shares. SCHALL MICHAEL J had sold 333 shares worth $85,887 on Tuesday, October 10. Ajo LP stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND). Barclays Public Ltd holds 788 shares. The legal version of this piece can be read at https://www.thelincolnianonline.com/2018/02/15/comerica-bank-grows-holdings-in-ligand-pharmaceuticals-inc-lgnd.html. Savings Bank Of Montreal Can reported 0% stake. 127,792 were accumulated by Schwab Charles Mngmt. Sei Investments Co stated it has 10,316 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Gateway Invest Advisers Ltd Company holds 0.01% or 5,704 shares. 52,368 shares or 2.22% more from 51,230 shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Therefore 50% are positive. Roth Capital maintained the shares of LGND in report on Monday, November 13 with "Buy" rating. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ligand Pharmaceuticals from a "hold" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $165.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 30 by Roth Capital. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, August 8 by Deutsche Bank. Roth Capital maintained Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) on Friday, March 11 with "Buy" rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of INXN in report on Thursday, November 5 with "Buy" rating. Roth Capital maintained Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) rating on Monday, November 13.

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