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Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biotechnology business based in the US. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals shares (LXRX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals employs 184 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$32.5 million.
|52-week range||USD$1.03 - USD$9.43|
|50-day moving average||USD$7.1939|
|200-day moving average||USD$3.1489|
|Wall St. target price||USD$8|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.369|
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Valuing Lexicon Pharmaceuticals stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$82.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Lexicon Pharmaceuticals's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$32.5 million|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$226.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-42.76%|
|Return on equity TTM||-82.6%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 5.4 million Lexicon Pharmaceuticals shares held short by investors – that's known as Lexicon Pharmaceuticals's "short interest". This figure is 52.9% down from 11.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lexicon Pharmaceuticals shares can be evaluated.
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals shares traded daily (recently around 11.2 million). Lexicon Pharmaceuticals's SIR currently stands at 0.48. In other words for every 100,000 Lexicon Pharmaceuticals shares traded daily on the market, roughly 480 shares are currently held short.
However Lexicon Pharmaceuticals's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lexicon Pharmaceuticals shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lexicon Pharmaceuticals's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lexicon Pharmaceuticals shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0847% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lexicon Pharmaceuticals shares, roughly 85 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Lexicon Pharmaceuticals.
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We're not expecting Lexicon Pharmaceuticals to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals's shares were split on a 1:7 basis on 21 May 2015. So if you had owned 7 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lexicon Pharmaceuticals shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 600% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals shares which in turn could have impacted Lexicon Pharmaceuticals's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.03 up to $9.43. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Lexicon Pharmaceuticals's is 1.7252. This would suggest that Lexicon Pharmaceuticals's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products. The company offers XERMELO, an orally-delivered small molecule drug candidate for the treatment of carcinoid syndrome diarrhea in combination with somatostatin analog therapy in adults. Its orally-delivered small molecule drug candidates under development comprise Sotagliflozin that completed Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of type 1 and is in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of type 2 diabetes; LX9211, which is in Phase I clinical development for the treatment of neuropathic pain; and LX2761 that is in Phase I clinical development for the treatment of diabetes. The company has strategic collaboration and license agreements with Ipsen Pharma SAS; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; and Genentech, Inc. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.
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