BT Investment Management Ltd Purchases Shares of 12,508 Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PCRX)

BT Investment Management Ltd purchased a new stake in Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCRX) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 12,508 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $597,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of PCRX. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Pacira Pharmaceuticals by 6.2% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 62,854 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,030,000 after buying an additional 3,658 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors lifted its stake in Pacira Pharmaceuticals by 147.4% in the first quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 56,190 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,562,000 after buying an additional 33,482 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE lifted its stake in Pacira Pharmaceuticals by 50.5% in the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 8,989 shares of the company’s stock valued at $410,000 after buying an additional 3,015 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in Pacira Pharmaceuticals by 4.2% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 206,435 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,415,000 after buying an additional 8,366 shares during the period. Finally, Swiss National Bank lifted its stake in Pacira Pharmaceuticals by 2.5% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 61,300 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,795,000 after buying an additional 1,500 shares during the period.

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Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ PCRX) opened at 35.90 on Thursday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $36.91 and a 200-day moving average price of $44.24. The company’s market cap is $1.45 billion. Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a 52 week low of $29.95 and a 52 week high of $58.95.

Pacira Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PCRX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported ($0.11) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by ($0.06). The company had revenue of $70.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $73.37 million. Pacira Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 23.36% and a negative return on equity of 12.44%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.21 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will post ($0.17) EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages have issued reports on PCRX. BMO Capital Markets dropped their price target on Pacira Pharmaceuticals from $42.00 to $40.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $87.00 price target on shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $56.00 price target on shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, July 31st. HC Wainwright set a $59.00 price target on Pacira Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Pacira Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $52.92.

In other Pacira Pharmaceuticals news, Director Paul J. Hastings sold 1,044 shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.15, for a total transaction of $37,740.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 3,518 shares in the company, valued at $127,175.70. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CAO Kristen Marie Williams sold 3,461 shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.75, for a total value of $127,191.75. Following the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 21,312 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $783,216. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 33,390 shares of company stock valued at $1,215,480 in the last quarter. 6.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Pacira Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a holding company. The Company is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of pharmaceutical products, based on its DepoFoam extended release drug delivery technology, for use primarily in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.

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