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Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

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Long Term Trend: Not Good
Medium Term Trend: Not Good
Short Term Trend: Deteriorating
Ligand Overall Trend Score:
10 Out Of 100
Bottomline: Bearish Trend

October 23, 2018 - The year-to-date (YTD) return or performance of Ligand (LGND) is up 33.35% and is outperforming the overall stock market by 31.37%.

Recently, the weekly return of Ligand (LGND) is down -2.46% and is underperforming the overall market by -1.3%.

All the three primary trends (long term, mid-term and short term) for Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated are faltering.

The overall Smart Investing & Trading Score is 10 (measures stock trend from 0-bearish to 100-bullish) which puts LGND in short term bearish trend.

The Smart Investing & Trading Score from previous trading session is 18 and a deterioration of trend continues. Scroll down for key technical charts, support & resistance levels and analysis for Ligand.
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Stock Analysis for LGND
Name: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Sector: Health Care
SubSector: Biotechnology
In A Glance
Ligand (LGND) Stock Performance and Technical Trend Chart View
LGND Recent Price: 182.59    
MarketCap: 3783.26 Millions
Day Percent Change: -1.19%
Day Change: -2.20
Week Change: -2.46%
Year-to-date Change: 33.35%
Weekly LGND Technical Chart

Daily LGND Technical Chart
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Short Term Trend Analysis for LGND
10 / 100
The current technical trend score is 10 in a scale where 0 is bearish and 100 is bullish.
The technical trend score from previous session is 10.
Trend score updated daily. Not to be used for investing.

Technical Levels: For the trading inclined, the following are the key levels of resistance (ceiling) and support (floor) for LGND. Ceiling and floor levels are stock prices at which the stock trend gets resistance or support respectively. Stocks & their trends tend to pause at these levels and hence traders have an eye on them.

Long term levels are more important. Stocks that have broken thru their resistance or support levels convincingly tend to have stronger trends (confirm with charts above visually).
Key Technical Levels for LGND
 Short TermWeeklyLong Term
Resistance (Ceiling)188.89214.44276.11
Support (Floor)181.58186.28245.96

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TickerStock NameWatchlistCategoryRecent PriceSmart Investing & Trading Score
[0 to 100]
Change %Weekly Change%YTD Change%
AMGNAmgen  Biotechnology197.5013-0.23-2.113.57%
CELGCelgene  Biotechnology79.7210-1.10-3.3-23.61%
GILDGilead  Biotechnology71.620-1.06-2.3-0.03%
BIIBBiogen  Biotechnology315.8300.11-1.4-0.86%
REGNRegeneron  Biotechnology380.4843-1.89-2.41.20%
INCYIncyte  Biotechnology65.0050-0.26-1.6-31.37%
ALXNAlexion  Biotechnology123.1910-0.52-2.23.01%
ILMNIllumina  Biotechnology313.8210-
VRTXVertex  Biotechnology174.2613-1.88-0.816.28%
BMRNBioMarin  Biotechnology100.1830-3.23-3.012.35%
GRFSGrifols S.A Biotechnology19.070-2.60-1.2-16.78%
SGENSeattle Genetics Biotechnology69.580-2.32-3.230.07%
JAZZJazz  Biotechnology158.56420.761.717.76%
TSROTesaro  Biotechnology35.8936-2.67-14.0-56.69%
EXELExelixis  Biotechnology14.810-4.11-9.0-51.28%
BIVVBioverativ  Biotechnology104.98200.000.094.70%
ALNYAlnylam  Biotechnology76.34171.88-0.5-39.91%
ACADACADIA  Biotechnology21.98631.01-1.1-27.00%
OPKOpko Health Biotechnology3.4410-4.18-4.6-29.90%
TECHBio-Techne  Biotechnology183.21511.303.241.42%
BLUEbluebird bio Biotechnology118.28100.67-2.1-33.59%
GLPGGalapagos NV Biotechnology104.7222-2.90-2.811.68%
RAREgenyx  Biotechnology61.5410-0.71-2.932.69%
CLVSClovis Oncology Biotechnology20.080-4.97-23.9-70.47%
ICPTIntercept  Biotechnology92.57360.55-3.358.46%
JNJJohnson & Johnson Drugs138.92610.17-0.1-0.57%
PFEPfizer  Drugs44.0944-0.65-1.021.73%
NVSNovartis AG Drugs88.011001.031.04.82%
MRKMerck  Drugs72.1166-0.64-0.328.16%
UNHUnitedHealth  Insurance264.94441.04-0.120.18%
MDTMedtronic  Instrument93.0726-0.58-0.915.26%
SNYSanofi  Drugs44.4871-0.20-0.33.43%

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Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Relative performance of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Compared to Overall Market
How is LGND faring versus the market [S&P 500] ? Is it lagging or leading ? How is its relative performance ?
Symbol Day Change Week Change Year-to-Date Change
SPY -0.67% -1.16% 1.98%
LGND -1.19% -2.46% 33.35%

LGND Chart

S&P 500 (Market) Chart
Year to date returns, LGND is outperforming the market by 31.37%
This week, LGND is underperforming the market by -1.3%

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Performance of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated vs Health Care ETF RELATIVE PERFORMANCE OF
Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Health Care Sector
Let us compare apples to apples and compare performance of LGND with its sector ETF (contains basket of stocks of same sector) XLV [Health Care SPDR] ?
Symbol Day Change Week Change Year-to-Date Change
XLV -0.57 % -1.34 % 9.21 %
LGND -1.19% -2.46% 33.35%

LGND Chart

Health Care Chart
Year to date, LGND is outperforming Health Care sector by 24.14%
This week, LGND is underperforming Health Care sector by -1.12%

List Of ETF Funds Related To Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

The table below shows ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) similar to Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, i.e, from same sector along with year-to-date (YTD), weekly & daily performaces for comparison. Usually, ETFs and associated stocks from similar sector tend to move together but companies that have innovative products, services or good management tend to outperform. Move mouse or cursor over ETF symbol to view short-term technical chart and over ETF name to view long term chart. Click on to add ETF symbol to your watchlist and to view watchlist.
TickerStock NameWatchlistCategoryRecent PriceChange %Weekly Change%YTD Change%
BBHBiotech HOLDRs Health Care123.84-0.65-1.74-0.61%
IBBiShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Health Care109.06-0.48-1.942.14%
RXLProShares Ultra HealthCare  Health Care103.56-0.73-2.617.36%
PPHPharmaceutical HOLDRs Health Care61.61-0.13-1.34.6%
RXDProShares UltraShort HealthCare  Health Care23.914.944.94-20.53%
XLVHealth Care SPDR Health Care90.30-0.57-1.349.21%
IXJiShares Global Healthcare  Health Care60.03-0.58-1.41-46.65%
IHFiShares U. S. Healthcare Providers Health Care191.77-0.24-0.9522.27%
XBISPDR Biotech Health Care83.43-0.05-2.32-1.7%
PBEPowerShares Biotech  Health Care52.50-0.55-211.32%
FBTFT Biotech Index Fund Health Care140.47-0.53-2.4912.76%
IYHiShares US Healthcare Health Care191.87-0.46-1.4110.12%
VHTVanguard Health Care VIPERS Health Care169.68-0.67-1.3710.08%
PJPPowerShares Pharmaceuticals Health Care68.480.00-0.886.72%
IHIiShares U.S. Medical Devices Health Care206.70-0.74-0.6219.13%
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