Stock in Focus: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN)

Company Profile:

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops and commercializes various therapeutic products. The company offers ULTOMIRIS (ALXN1210/ravulizumab-cwvz), a C5 inhibitor for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS); and SOLIRIS (eculizumab), a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of PNH, aHUS, generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG), and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Recent News:

On December 12, 2020, AstraZeneca and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Alexion) have entered into a definitive agreement for AstraZeneca to acquire Alexion. Based on AstraZeneca’s reference average ADR price of $54.14, this implies total consideration to Alexion shareholders of $39bn or $175 per share.

For the third quarter of 2020, the company reported total revenues were $1,588.7 million, a 26 percent increase compared to the same period in 2019. On a GAAP basis, diluted EPS in the quarter was $2.62, compared to $2.08 in the prior year. Non-GAAP diluted EPS for the third quarter of 2020 was $3.24, a 16 percent increase versus the third quarter of 2019.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

ALXN’s strengths can be seen in its strong growth and strong profitability compared with its peers. Its revenue has increased over recent years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in Stochastic oscillator, MACD is trying to cross back up and the RSI stands at 49.05 with positive bias. We rate Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) a STRONG BUY.

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