Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NBIX) Insider Haig P. Bozigian Sells 34,547 Shares

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Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:NBIX) insider Haig P. Bozigian sold 34,547 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.51, for a total transaction of $2,608,643.97. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of NBIX stock traded up $1.06 on Thursday, hitting $79.95. 11,764 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 972,405. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 8.61 and a current ratio of 8.79. Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. has a one year low of $64.72 and a one year high of $126.98. The firm has a market cap of $7.18 billion, a P/E ratio of 363.68 and a beta of 1.73.

Neurocrine Biosciences (NASDAQ:NBIX) last released its earnings results on Monday, April 29th. The company reported ($1.12) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.05) by ($0.07). Neurocrine Biosciences had a negative net margin of 7.56% and a negative return on equity of 9.14%. The business had revenue of $138.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $136.77 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.47) EPS. Neurocrine Biosciences’s revenue for the quarter was up 94.7% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, analysts forecast that Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. will post -0.24 EPS for the current year.

NBIX has been the topic of several research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Neurocrine Biosciences from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 8th. Barclays restated a “buy” rating and set a $110.00 price objective on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in a research report on Friday, March 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of Neurocrine Biosciences from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $97.00 to $100.00 in a research report on Wednesday, January 23rd. Oppenheimer raised their price objective on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences from $105.00 to $110.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 13th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC cut shares of Neurocrine Biosciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 24th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $103.42.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Eaton Vance Management grew its holdings in Neurocrine Biosciences by 20.8% in the 4th quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 129,434 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,243,000 after acquiring an additional 22,280 shares during the last quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc grew its holdings in Neurocrine Biosciences by 75.2% in the 4th quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc now owns 3,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $226,000 after acquiring an additional 1,416 shares during the last quarter. Brinker Capital Inc. bought a new stake in Neurocrine Biosciences in the 4th quarter worth $705,000. Voloridge Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in Neurocrine Biosciences in the 4th quarter worth $4,331,000. Finally, LPL Financial LLC bought a new stake in Neurocrine Biosciences in the 4th quarter worth $278,000. 99.57% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Neurocrine Biosciences

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc discovers and develops pharmaceuticals for the treatment of neurological and endocrine-related diseases and disorders in the United States. The company offers INGREZZA (valbenazine), a vesicular monoamine transporter 2 inhibitor (VMAT2), which is used for the treatment of movement disorders; ORILISSA, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist for use in women's health.

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