Wall Street analysts predict that Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) will report earnings per share of ($0.43) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals’ earnings, with estimates ranging from ($0.46) to ($0.37). Lexicon Pharmaceuticals posted earnings per share of ($0.31) in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 38.7%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Friday, March 2nd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Lexicon Pharmaceuticals will report full-year earnings of ($1.39) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.42) to ($1.32). For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of ($1.06) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.19) to ($0.94). Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that cover Lexicon Pharmaceuticals.

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.29) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.36) by $0.07. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 165.69% and a negative return on equity of 111.68%. The company had revenue of $26.94 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $27.97 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.35) earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 2.8% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Wedbush restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $38.00 target price on shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 target price on shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a report on Sunday, September 17th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.50.

Shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) traded up $0.40 during trading on Monday, hitting $10.29. 557,168 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 608,649. The stock has a market cap of $1,090.00, a PE ratio of -8.10 and a beta of 0.10. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals has a 1-year low of $8.07 and a 1-year high of $18.00. The company has a quick ratio of 1.65, a current ratio of 1.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09.

In related news, Director Public Equities L.P. Invus acquired 180,727 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $10.11 per share, with a total value of $1,827,149.97. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Lonnel Coats acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $9.91 per share, with a total value of $99,100.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 42,985 shares in the company, valued at $425,981.35. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have purchased 914,353 shares of company stock valued at $8,916,253. 5.77% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in LXRX. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $149,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $182,000. C WorldWide Group Holding A S lifted its position in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals by 49.6% in the 3rd quarter. C WorldWide Group Holding A S now owns 16,146 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $198,000 after purchasing an additional 5,353 shares during the period. Pacad Investment Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $265,000. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc raised its stake in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 18,570 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $305,000 after acquiring an additional 465 shares in the last quarter.

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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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