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Ligand

$136.29

-5.72 (-4.03%)

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Ligand Pharmaceuticals puts active as shares drop 5%

Ligand Pharmaceuticals puts active as shares drop 5%. The stock off $7.13 to $134.88 following a cautious mention by Grants Interest Rate Observer and 1.75K Feb 115 - 120 put spreads trade $1.60 (possibly put 'stupid'). The vertical opens both legs and appears to be a roll out of 1.4K long Jan 130 puts at $3.90 and 750 Feb 130 puts at $9. As a result, total volume is 8X daily average at 7.7K puts and just 280 calls. 30-day implied volatility moved up 11% to 71.5.

LGND Ligand
$136.29

-5.72 (-4.03%)

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UPGRADE
Target $195

Buy
Ligand upgraded to Buy on 'strong' fundamentals at Roth Capital
As previously reported, Roth Capital analyst Scott Henry upgraded Ligand to Buy from Neutral following a 40% decline in the share price. The analyst argues that fundamentals remain strong and lowered 2019 outlook should be more conservative. Further, Henry targets upside to shares even with more conservative numbers. The analyst lowered his price target on the shares to $195 from $250.
11/08/18
HCWC
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NO CHANGE
Target $281
HCWC
Buy
Ligand selloff a 'compelling accumulation opportunity,' says H.C. Wainwright
H.C. Wainwright analyst Joseph Pantginis says the recent weakness in shares of presents a "compelling accumulation opportunity." The investment case on Ligand is "unchanged" following its Q3 results, Pantginis tells investors in a research note. He views the selloff as "healthy," noting the stock is "letting off of some steam after significant out-performance." The analyst reiterates a Buy rating on Ligand with a $281 price target.
11/13/18
SPHN
11/13/18
NO CHANGE
Target $200
SPHN
Overweight
Ligand recent pullback creates buying opportunity, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Drew Jones lowered his price target on Ligand shares to $200 from $248 following the recent pullback in the shares, but sees a buying opportunity given his expectations for solid royalty trends to remain intact. He thinks macro uncertainty continues to trump fundamentals, but believes company specific worries, such as Promacta competition, Kyprolis "lumpiness" and tough milestone comps for FY19, are "more distraction than material," he tells investors. Jones keeps an Overweight rating on Ligand shares.
11/19/18
HCWC
11/19/18
NO CHANGE
Target $281
HCWC
Buy
Ligand recent selloff 'disconnected from reality,' says H.C. Wainwright
H.C. Wainwright analyst Joseph Pantginis says the recent selloff in shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals is "disconnected from reality." In a research note titled "Stop the Insanity; Physician Survey Refutes Potential Bear Scenario; Reiterate Buy," the analyst tells investors that the recent weakness represents a "unique opportunity, even in these volatile markets." In the end, the focus is on Ligand's growing royalty revenue line and the current pipeline of over 178 partnered assets, Pantginis tells investors in a research note. He reiterates a Buy rating on the shares with a $281 price target.

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