Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NBIX) Director Gary A. Lyons Sells 10,000 Shares of Stock

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:NBIX) Director Gary A. Lyons sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.92, for a total transaction of $729,200.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 272,066 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $19,839,052.72. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:NBIX) traded down $1.00 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $70.98. 603,900 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,106,568. Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. has a 12 month low of $37.35 and a 12 month high of $75.98. The company has a quick ratio of 14.37, a current ratio of 14.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05.

Neurocrine Biosciences (NASDAQ:NBIX) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported ($0.13) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.49) by $0.36. The business had revenue of $60.77 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $29.38 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.43) earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. will post -1.74 earnings per share for the current year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in NBIX. Janus Henderson Group PLC bought a new stake in shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $246,888,000. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Neurocrine Biosciences by 299.4% in the 2nd quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 2,315,373 shares of the company’s stock worth $106,507,000 after purchasing an additional 1,735,700 shares in the last quarter. HealthCor Management L.P. raised its holdings in shares of Neurocrine Biosciences by 108.2% in the 2nd quarter. HealthCor Management L.P. now owns 2,550,178 shares of the company’s stock worth $117,308,000 after purchasing an additional 1,325,178 shares in the last quarter. Perceptive Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Neurocrine Biosciences by 33.9% in the 3rd quarter. Perceptive Advisors LLC now owns 4,791,589 shares of the company’s stock worth $293,629,000 after purchasing an additional 1,214,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC raised its holdings in shares of Neurocrine Biosciences by 9.8% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 13,211,023 shares of the company’s stock worth $607,707,000 after purchasing an additional 1,180,874 shares in the last quarter.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on NBIX shares. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $84.00 target price on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 target price (up from $66.00) on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating and set a $79.00 target price on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $84.00 target price on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $78.88.

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About Neurocrine Biosciences

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc is engaged in discovering and developing pharmaceuticals, in diseases with unmet medical needs, through its research and development (R&D) platform, focused on neurological and endocrine based diseases and disorders. Its three lead late-stage clinical programs are elagolix, which is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist for endometriosis and uterine fibroids; INGREZZA (valbenazine), which is a vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) inhibitor, for the treatment of movement disorders, and opicapone, which is a selective catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitor that is an adjunct therapy to preparations of levodopa/Dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) decarboxylase inhibitors for adult patients with Parkinson’s disease.

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