Renaissance Technologies LLC Buys 201,500 Shares of Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (XENE)

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Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its holdings in shares of Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:XENE) by 70.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 489,500 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 201,500 shares during the quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned approximately 3.45% of Xenon Pharmaceuticals worth $4,503,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Kovack Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Xenon Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at about $113,000. Spark Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in Xenon Pharmaceuticals by 105.5% during the second quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC now owns 26,100 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $240,000 after acquiring an additional 13,400 shares during the period. NJ State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan raised its holdings in Xenon Pharmaceuticals by 150.0% during the second quarter. NJ State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan now owns 50,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $460,000 after acquiring an additional 30,000 shares during the period. JBF Capital Inc. bought a new stake in Xenon Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at about $368,000. Finally, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D raised its holdings in Xenon Pharmaceuticals by 138.6% during the second quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 155,100 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,427,000 after acquiring an additional 90,100 shares during the period. 47.26% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on XENE shares. BidaskClub raised Xenon Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 5th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on Xenon Pharmaceuticals from $9.00 to $15.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. Jefferies Financial Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price target on shares of Xenon Pharmaceuticals in a report on Friday, August 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Xenon Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Xenon Pharmaceuticals has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $14.33.

Shares of Xenon Pharmaceuticals stock opened at $11.13 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $254.24 million, a PE ratio of -6.57 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a quick ratio of 20.83, a current ratio of 20.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc has a twelve month low of $2.10 and a twelve month high of $15.92.

Xenon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:XENE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 7th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.45) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.49) by $0.04. Analysts anticipate that Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc will post -1.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Xenon Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing therapeutics to treat patients with neurological disorders in Canada. The company uses Extreme Genetics, a core enabling discovery platform for the discovery of validated drug targets by studying rare human diseases with extreme traits, including diseases caused by mutations in ion channels, known as channelopathies.

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