Equities research analysts predict that Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) will announce sales of $29.80 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have issued estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals’ earnings. The highest sales estimate is $37.09 million and the lowest is $21.66 million. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals reported sales of $23.04 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 29.3%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Friday, March 2nd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Lexicon Pharmaceuticals will report full-year sales of $29.80 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $78.94 million to $94.37 million. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post sales of $122.05 million per share, with estimates ranging from $110.64 million to $129.40 million. Zacks’ sales averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that cover Lexicon Pharmaceuticals.

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

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

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ LXRX) traded down $0.09 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $9.80. The company had a trading volume of 531,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 591,800. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals has a 1 year low of $8.07 and a 1 year high of $18.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,030.00, a P/E ratio of -7.72 and a beta of 0.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.66 and a quick ratio of 1.65.

In other news, Director Public Equities L.P. Invus acquired 145,680 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $9.74 per share, for a total transaction of $1,418,923.20. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Lonnel Coats acquired 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $9.91 per share, for a total transaction of $99,100.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, 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 90 days, insiders bought 914,353 shares of company stock worth $8,916,253. Company insiders own 5.77% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter valued at about $182,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals during the 3rd quarter valued at about $149,000. C WorldWide Group Holding A S raised its holdings in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals by 49.6% during the 3rd quarter. C WorldWide Group Holding A S now owns 16,146 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $198,000 after buying an additional 5,353 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc raised its holdings 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 valued at $305,000 after buying an additional 465 shares during the period. Finally, 361 Capital LLC raised its holdings in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals by 91.8% during the 2nd quarter. 361 Capital LLC now owns 24,874 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $409,000 after buying an additional 11,904 shares during the period.

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About Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

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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