Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PCRX) CEO David M. Stack Sells 28,885 Shares

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCRX) CEO David M. Stack sold 28,885 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.19, for a total transaction of $1,160,888.15. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCRX) traded down $0.72 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $41.50. 1,031,870 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 995,797. Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a 52 week low of $29.81 and a 52 week high of $58.95. The company has a quick ratio of 6.24, a current ratio of 6.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. The firm has a market cap of $1,680.00, a P/E ratio of -31.68 and a beta of 2.20.

Pacira Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PCRX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.15. Pacira Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 18.25% and a negative return on equity of 13.77%. The company had revenue of $67.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $68.99 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.20 EPS. Pacira Pharmaceuticals’s revenue was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will post -0.85 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of PCRX. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Pacira Pharmaceuticals by 8.5% in the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 178,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,524,000 after acquiring an additional 13,973 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers lifted its holdings in Pacira Pharmaceuticals by 3.5% in the 2nd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 49,203 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,347,000 after acquiring an additional 1,672 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC lifted its holdings in Pacira Pharmaceuticals by 135.6% in the 2nd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 6,395 shares of the company’s stock valued at $305,000 after acquiring an additional 3,681 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its holdings in Pacira Pharmaceuticals by 5.6% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 218,087 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,403,000 after acquiring an additional 11,652 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc lifted its holdings in Pacira Pharmaceuticals by 5.3% in the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 12,985 shares of the company’s stock valued at $620,000 after acquiring an additional 653 shares during the last quarter.

PCRX has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Bank of America decreased their target price on shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals from $46.00 to $45.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Janney Montgomery Scott lowered shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $27.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $54.00 target price on shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 target price on shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $49.00.

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About Pacira Pharmaceuticals

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a holding company. The Company is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of pharmaceutical products, based on its DepoFoam extended release drug delivery technology, for use primarily in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.

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