Alexion Rises On Unusually High Volume (ALXN)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Alexion Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ALXN) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 3.9 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $9.61 (+10.8%) at $98.84 as of 3:46 p.m. ET.

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Alexion has a market cap of $17.87 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are down 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products. The company has a P/E ratio of 71.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alexion as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Alexion Ratings Report.

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