Scout Investments Has Raised Its Universal Health Services (UHS) Holding; Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (LXRX) Covered By 6 Bulls

November 14, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Among 9 analysts covering Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals had 15 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according

to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, August 5 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Outperform”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $27.0 target in Friday, September 8 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, August 10. Wedbush maintained the shares of LXRX in report on Monday, August 7 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Gabelli on Friday, September 18 to “Sell”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, August 2. Wedbush maintained Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) rating on Thursday, October 5. Wedbush has “Buy” rating and $38.0 target. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of LXRX in report on Tuesday, August 1 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 12 by Needham. The rating was upgraded by Gabelli on Monday, September 28 to “Hold”. See Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) latest ratings:

05/10/2017 Broker: Wedbush Rating: Buy New Target: $38.0 Maintain
13/09/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Hold
08/09/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $27.0 Maintain
07/08/2017 Broker: Wedbush Rating: Buy Maintain
01/08/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy Maintain
01/08/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold Maintain
12/06/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $21.0000 Maintain

Scout Investments Inc increased Universal Health Services Inc (UHS) stake by 232.41% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Scout Investments Inc acquired 79,782 shares as Universal Health Services Inc (UHS)’s stock declined 3.47%. The Scout Investments Inc holds 114,110 shares with $13.93 million value, up from 34,328 last quarter. Universal Health Services Inc now has $9.16 billion valuation. The stock declined 1.28% or $1.25 reaching $96.52 on the news. About 120,462 shares traded. Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) has declined 11.23% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.93% the S&P500.

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The company has market cap of $1.02 billion. The Firm focuses on the development and commercialization of breakthrough treatments for human disease. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s drug programs include XERMELO , sotagliflozin, LX2761 and LX9211.

About 132,573 shares traded. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) has risen 17.98% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.28% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.06, from 1.07 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 40 investors sold UHS shares while 132 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 141 raised stakes. 80.88 million shares or 0.24% less from 81.07 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Td Asset Mngmt has invested 0.05% in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Ledyard Savings Bank has invested 0% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). First Republic Inv Mgmt reported 0% stake. Stifel Fin stated it has 36,257 shares. 9,808 were accumulated by Public Sector Pension Board. Lord Abbett Ltd Liability Corporation holds 40,400 shares. Cwm Limited Liability Co accumulated 39 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Private Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corp has 2.11% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for 107,620 shares. Hollencrest Securities Ltd Liability Corp invested in 2,336 shares. M&T Bankshares Corp has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). California State Teachers Retirement System reported 164,581 shares stake. Hemenway Tru Lc has 0.05% invested in Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Profund Advsrs Limited Com holds 3,672 shares. Chevy Chase Trust accumulated 0.05% or 78,019 shares. Aqr Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Company holds 0.1% or 609,349 shares.

Scout Investments Inc decreased Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) stake by 869,377 shares to 386,381 valued at $14.76M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Basf Se (BASFY) stake by 5,086 shares and now owns 31,050 shares. Henkel Ag & Co Kgaa (Pfd) Adr (HENOY) was reduced too.

Among 21 analysts covering Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Universal Health Services Inc. had 50 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, August 27 report. As per Tuesday, March 29, the company rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo. Leerink Swann maintained Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) rating on Friday, September 22. Leerink Swann has “Outperform” rating and $132 target. The stock of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, April 5. Mizuho maintained Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) rating on Thursday, April 28. Mizuho has “Buy” rating and $150 target. As per Wednesday, November 9, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 17 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, October 1 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Morgan Stanley initiated the shares of UHS in report on Wednesday, June 7 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy” on Friday, January 22.

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