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Last $172.50 USD
Change Today +3.27 / 1.93%
Volume 955.2K
As of 8:10 PM 05/1/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

alexion pharmaceuticals inc (ALXN) Snapshot

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$170.66
Previous Close
$169.23
Day High
$175.00
Day Low
$170.42
52 Week High
12/3/14 - $203.30
52 Week Low
05/9/14 - $147.81
Market Cap
34.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
1.5M
EPS TTM
$3.12
Shares Outstanding
199.6M
EX-Date
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P/E TM
55.2x
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alexion pharmaceuticals inc (ALXN) Details

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes life-transforming therapeutic products. It offers Soliris (eculizumab), a therapeutic product to treat paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a genetic blood disorder; and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), a genetic disease. The company also conducts Phase IV clinical trials on Soliris for the treatment of PNH and aHUS registry; Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of delayed kidney transplant graft function and myasthenia gravis; and Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of antibody mediated rejection in presensitized kidney transplant patients and neuromyelitis optica. In addition, it develops Asfotase alfa, a targeted enzyme replacement therapy that is under Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of metabolic disorders, including hypophosphatasia; ALXN 1007, a novel humanized antibody in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of anti-phospholipid syndrome and graft versus host disease; and cPMP (ALXN 1101) that is in Phase II trial for treating metabolic disorders. The company primarily serves distributors, pharmacies, hospitals, hospital buying groups, and other health care providers, as well as governments and government agencies. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has agreements with X-Chem Pharmaceuticals (X-Chem) to identify novel drug candidates from X-Chem's proprietary drug discovery engine; Moderna Therapeutics, Inc. (Moderna) that provides the option to purchase drug products for clinical development and commercialization of Moderna's messenger RNA therapeutics to treat rare diseases; and Ensemble Therapeutics Corporation for the identification, development, and commercialization of therapeutic candidates based on specific drug targets. The company sells its products primarily in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Cheshire, Connecticut.

2,273 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/6/15
Founded in 1992

alexion pharmaceuticals inc (ALXN) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Total Annual Compensation: $696.1K
Co-Founder, Chairman of The Board and Consult...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.3M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $715.0K
Global Head of Research & Development and Exe...
Total Annual Compensation: $650.0K
Chief Strategy & Portfolio Officer and Execut...
Total Annual Compensation: $325.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

alexion pharmaceuticals inc (ALXN) Key Developments

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Second Quarter and Full Year of 2015

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, net product sales was $600,333,000 against $566,616,000 a year ago. Operating income was $103,707,000 against $209,503,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes was $106,945,000 against $211,911,000 a year ago. Net income was $91,323,000 against $159,354,000 a year ago. Earnings per common share diluted were $0.45 against $0.79 a year ago. Non-GAAP net income was $261,979,000 against $312,599,000 a year ago. Non-GAAP earnings per share - diluted were $1.28 against $1.53 a year ago. The company reiterated earnings guidance for the full year of 2015. For the year worldwide net product sales are expected to be within a range of $2.55 to $2.6 billion, which includes an approximately negative 6%, or $160 million, foreign exchange impact compared to 2014 exchange rates. Non-GAAP earnings per share for the year are expected to be $5.60 to $5.80, which includes an approximately $0.35 negative foreign exchange impact compared to 2014 exchange rates. On a non-GAAP basis, the company is reiterating 2015 financial guidance as effective tax rate of 7% to 9%. For the second quarter of 2015, the company anticipated continued strong volume growth and expect revenues to be in the range of $625 million to $630 million, despite continued FX headwinds of approximately $40 million compared to second quarter of 2014.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Seeks Acquisitions

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ALXN) is looking for acquisitions. Martin Mackay, Executive Vice President and Global Head of R&D of Alexion Pharmaceuticals states, "We are continuing to evaluate a number of research collaborations, licenses and acquisitions across modalities and therapeutic areas."

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Report Q1, 2015 Results on Apr 23, 2015

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that they will report Q1, 2015 results at 9:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time on Apr 23, 2015

 

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