Stifel Nicolaus Downgrades Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) to Hold

By Jason Carr

Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ALXN) received a Hold rating and a $130 price target from Stifel Nicolaus analyst Stephen Willey today. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $123.36.

According to, Willey is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 21.5% and a 50.7% success rate. Willey covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Akcea Therapeutics Inc, and Spark Therapeutics.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for Alexion Pharmaceuticals with a $156.75 average price target, which is a 27.1% upside from current levels. In a report issued on July 26, Jefferies also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $123 price target.


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The company has a one-year high of $149.34 and a one-year low of $102.10. Currently, Alexion Pharmaceuticals has an average volume of 1.37M.

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company, which focuses on serving patients with devastating and ultra-rare disorders through the development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products. Its products include soliris, strensiq and kanuma.