Incyte Co. (NASDAQ:INCY) EVP Vijay K. Iyengar sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $97.26, for a total transaction of $486,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Incyte Co. (NASDAQ:INCY) traded up $0.09 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $100.98. 1,458,486 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,643,950. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a current ratio of 4.82 and a quick ratio of 4.81. Incyte Co. has a 12-month low of $92.91 and a 12-month high of $153.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $21,310.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -126.23 and a beta of 0.74.

Incyte (NASDAQ:INCY) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.11. Incyte had a negative net margin of 10.90% and a negative return on equity of 12.91%. The firm had revenue of $381.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $360.34 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.19 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 41.6% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Incyte Co. will post -1.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in INCY. Delta Lloyd Asset Management N.V. purchased a new stake in shares of Incyte during the second quarter worth approximately $2,212,000. State of Tennessee Treasury Department increased its stake in shares of Incyte by 58.9% during the second quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 105,519 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $13,286,000 after buying an additional 39,097 shares during the period. Intact Investment Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Incyte during the second quarter worth approximately $365,000. Synovus Financial Corp increased its stake in shares of Incyte by 27.5% during the second quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 9,333 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,175,000 after buying an additional 2,011 shares during the period. Finally, Calamos Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Incyte by 37.7% during the second quarter. Calamos Advisors LLC now owns 113,132 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $14,244,000 after buying an additional 30,990 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.74% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have commented on INCY shares. Raymond James Financial raised shares of Incyte from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $159.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, September 11th. Deutsche Bank started coverage on shares of Incyte in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $106.00 target price on the stock. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $135.00 target price on shares of Incyte in a research report on Sunday, September 10th. Argus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $150.00 target price on shares of Incyte in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets decreased their target price on shares of Incyte from $163.00 to $162.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, eighteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Incyte has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $143.11.

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Incyte Company Profile

Incyte Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutics. Its portfolio includes compounds in various stages, ranging from preclinical to late-stage development, and commercialized products, such as JAKAFI (ruxolitinib) and ICLUSIG (ponatinib).

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