Lexicon stock: buy or sell?

LXRX stock price: $2.86 0.35% At close on February 26th, 2020

Updated on:
February 26th, 2020

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Lexicon gained a slightly good 0.35% and closed at $2.86. Wednesday was the 3rd climbing day in a row, soaring 5.96%. On Friday LXRX plunged a bloodcurdling -5.95%.

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of human diseases.

Should I buy Lexicon stock?

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Currently, Lexicon stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean LXRX will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Lexicon stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for LXRX stock for the last 30 days.

Lexicon stock analysis

Daily outlook

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals shares gained 0.35% to $2.86 today.

Shares of Lexicon gained a slightly good 0.35% and closed at $2.86. Since last December when LXRX stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-1.66 per share (-36.73%). LXRX marked a lower low and a lower high in the short term, defining a downward trend. Climbing above $3.28 would break this short term down trend and open possibilities for reversing this situation.

LXRX stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding a scary -7.81% in a week last week, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals closed this week at $2.86 and boosted an astounding 6.32%. This week broke a red streak of 4 weeks.

Lexicon finally declined under the support line and now is sliding further looking for new supports. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down late December 2019, LXRX fell $-1.55 per share (-35.15%). Stocks under the 40w moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

LXRX stock chart (weekly)

Lexicon stock price history

Lexicon stock went public on April 7th, 2000 with a price of $154.001. Since then, LXRX stock lost a -98.10%, with a yearly average of -5.20%.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Lexicon stock historical price chart

LXRX stock reached 52-week highs on March at $8.39, and all-time highs 2000-07-21 with a price of 344.75.

Lexicon stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' LXRX stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price forecast for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On March, Lexicon didn't meet the expectations of the analysts and reported a scary EPS of $-0.16 per share when experts were expecting $-0.28.
LXRX earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a-0.33n/a
2017-Q2-n/a-0.33n/a
2017-Q32017-11-08-0.37-0.29n/a
2017-Q42018-02-22-0.43-0.31n/a
2018-Q12018-05-03-0.42-0.4n/a
2018-Q22018-07-30-0.35-0.33n/a
2018-Q32018-11-01-0.32-0.26n/a
2018-Q42019-03-13-0.28-0.16n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a bloodcurdling decrease of -31.06% to $63.21 M dollars. In the same way, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) plummed to -190.71%, that is $-120.55 million.

LXRX annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$2.22 M-$-104.13 M-4690.5%-
2014$23 M929.46%$-100.29 M-438.8%-3.68%
2015$130 M468.89%$-4.68 M-3.6%-95.33%
2016$83 M-35.90%$-141.43 M-169.7%2,920.70%
2017$92 M10.02%$-122.99 M-134.1%-13.04%
2018$63 M-31.06%$-120.55 M-190.7%-1.99%

Quarterly financial results

Lexicon posted $17.39 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 153.69% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-16.26 million with a profit margin of -93.46%. Profit margin rocketed a 307.83% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -401.28%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals sales marked a hair-raising slide and collapsed a -47.37%.
LXRX quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$18 M-$-34.89 M-190.8%-
2017-Q2$12 M-34.12%$-35.06 M-291.0%0.49%
2017-Q3$27 M123.59%$-30.72 M-114.0%-12.37%
2017-Q4$33 M22.66%$-28.38 M-85.9%-7.63%
2018-Q1$25 M-23.72%$-42.08 M-166.9%48.27%
2018-Q2$14 M-45.44%$-34.71 M-252.4%-17.51%
2018-Q3$7 M-50.15%$-27.51 M-401.3%-20.73%
2018-Q4$17 M153.69%$-16.26 M-93.5%-40.92%

Lexicon ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.98% of all shares.

Bearish positions for LXRX stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Lexicon Pharmaceuticals:

LXRX
Market cap$303.9 M
Total shares106.3 M
Float shares40.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)102.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Lexicon summary

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
Open$2.84
Close$2.86
Day range$2.79 - $3.00
Previous close$2.85
Session gain0.35%
Average true range$0.18
50d mov avg$3.67
100d mov avg$3.71
200d mov avg$3.88
Daily patternlb06a
Weekly pattern lt01c

Lexicon performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We compared Lexicon against in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
LXRXLexicon Pharmaceu...-18.98%116.67%-58.00%

Lexicon competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Lexicon Pharmaceuticals competitor. This doesn't mean Lexicon Pharmaceuticals does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.