Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:NBIX) CEO Kevin Charles Gorman sold 3,750 shares of Neurocrine Biosciences stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.89, for a total transaction of $295,837.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ NBIX) opened at $80.68 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05, a quick ratio of 14.37 and a current ratio of 14.38. Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. has a one year low of $38.43 and a one year high of $83.84.

Neurocrine Biosciences (NASDAQ:NBIX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate 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 period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.43) EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. will post -1.59 EPS for the current year.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. FMR LLC grew its stake in shares of Neurocrine Biosciences by 9.8% in the second 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 during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Neurocrine Biosciences by 2.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,922,294 shares of the company’s stock worth $318,426,000 after purchasing an additional 186,329 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its stake in shares of Neurocrine Biosciences by 2.6% in the third quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 5,507,763 shares of the company’s stock worth $337,516,000 after purchasing an additional 140,639 shares during the last quarter. Perceptive Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Neurocrine Biosciences by 33.9% in the third 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 during the last quarter. Finally, BB Biotech AG grew its stake in shares of Neurocrine Biosciences by 7.7% in the second quarter. BB Biotech AG now owns 3,446,552 shares of the company’s stock worth $158,541,000 after purchasing an additional 245,000 shares during the last quarter.

A number of analysts have weighed in on NBIX shares. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 target price (up previously from $66.00) on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $84.00 target price on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Leerink Swann reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $72.00 target price (up previously from $67.00) on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $79.00 target price on shares of Neurocrine Biosciences in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $82.31.

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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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