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ISIS Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ISIS) CEO Stanley T. Crooke sold 16,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.53, for a total value of $488,480.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 6,941 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $211,909. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of ISIS Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Thursday, June 5th. They now have a $29.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Summer Street reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of ISIS Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Friday, May 23rd. Finally, analysts at TheStreet downgraded shares of ISIS Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $41.10.

Shares of ISIS Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ISIS) traded down 1.90% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $30.40. 1,445,586 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. ISIS Pharmaceuticals has a 52 week low of $22.25 and a 52 week high of $62.66. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $32.45 and its 200-day moving average is $38.23. The company’s market cap is $3.574 billion.

ISIS Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ISIS) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 6th. The company reported ($0.27) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.23) by $0.04. The company had revenue of $28.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $35.12 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.02) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 35.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that ISIS Pharmaceuticals will post $-0.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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