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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
TRGT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
91% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 67.24 vs. TRGT: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TRGT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 11.33  Med: 62.89 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 26.44
M-Score: -3.28
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -8443.15
TRGT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -69.59 vs. TRGT: -8443.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TRGT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10805.09  Med: -394.16 Max: 15.3
Current: -8443.15
-10805.09
15.3
Net-margin (%) -8296.77
TRGT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -66.45 vs. TRGT: -8296.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TRGT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -11862.91  Med: -335.64 Max: 12.72
Current: -8296.77
-11862.91
12.72
ROE (%) -18.99
TRGT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -29.44 vs. TRGT: -18.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TRGT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -62.37  Med: -28.43 Max: 13.55
Current: -18.99
-62.37
13.55
ROA (%) -18.34
TRGT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 851 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -25.50 vs. TRGT: -18.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TRGT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -67.26  Med: -25.98 Max: 3.83
Current: -18.34
-67.26
3.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -5197.57
TRGT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -343.99 vs. TRGT: -5197.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TRGT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5246.13  Med: -259.78 Max: 25.48
Current: -5197.57
-5246.13
25.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -85.20
TRGT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. TRGT: -85.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TRGT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -85.2  Med: -43.50 Max: 68.8
Current: -85.2
-85.2
68.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 64.80
TRGT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -3.90 vs. TRGT: 64.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TRGT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -79.5  Med: -41.70 Max: 64.8
Current: 64.8
-79.5
64.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 53.20
TRGT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -9.10 vs. TRGT: 53.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TRGT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -92.9  Med: -36.20 Max: 157.7
Current: 53.2
-92.9
157.7
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

TRGT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 29,626 sh (New)
George Soros 13,800 sh (New)
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Q3 2014

TRGT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 34,979 sh (+18.07%)
George Soros Sold Out
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Q4 2014

TRGT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

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Q1 2015

TRGT Guru Trades in Q1 2015

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Ratios

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P/B 0.80
TRGT's P/B is ranked higher than
96% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. TRGT: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TRGT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 2.16 Max: 12.59
Current: 0.8
0.58
12.59
EV-to-EBIT 0.82
TRGT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
93% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 32.48 vs. TRGT: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TRGT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -452.3  Med: -2.00 Max: 48.2
Current: 0.82
-452.3
48.2
Current Ratio 60.98
TRGT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. TRGT: 60.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TRGT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.15  Med: 7.58 Max: 60.98
Current: 60.98
2.15
60.98
Quick Ratio 60.98
TRGT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. TRGT: 60.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TRGT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.15  Med: 7.58 Max: 60.98
Current: 60.98
2.15
60.98
Days Sales Outstanding 14.72
TRGT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
73% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 60.21 vs. TRGT: 14.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TRGT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 37.09 Max: 2939.01
Current: 14.72
0.81
2939.01

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.80
TRGT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
97% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 5.82 vs. TRGT: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
TRGT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 2.31 Max: 11.55
Current: 0.8
0.73
11.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 122.00
TRGT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.40 vs. TRGT: 122.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TRGT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.1  Med: 122.90 Max: 4973.5
Current: 122
2.1
4973.5

Analyst Estimate

Dec15
EPS($) -0.64
EPS without NRI($) -0.64

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
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Targacept Inc is a biopharmaceutical company engaged incorporated in the year 2001. The Company is engaged in the design, discovery and development of NNR Therapeutics, a new class of drugs for the treatment of diseases and disorders of the central nervous system. The Company's NNR Therapeutics selectively target neuronal nicotinic receptors, or NNRs, which are found on nerve cells throughout the nervous system and serves as key regulators of nervous system activity. The Company's product candidates are TC-5214, TC-1734, TC-6499, AZD1446 or TC-6683, TC-5619 and TC-6987. It has multiple clinical-stage product candidates and preclinical programs in areas where there are significant medical needs and commercial potential, as well as proprietary drug discovery technologies. It also has a cognition-focused collaboration with AstraZeneca and a strategic alliance with GlaxoSmithKline. In July 2007, it entered into a product development and commercialization agreement with SmithKline Beecham Corporation, doing business as GlaxoSmithKline, and Glaxo Group Limited. The Company is conducting an ongoing Phase 2b clinical trial of TC-5214. The Company and AstraZeneca are conducting an ongoing exploratory Phase 2 trial of TC-1734 in adults with ADHD. TC-5619 is a novel small molecule that the company plans to develop for cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia or potentially one or more other conditions characterized by cognitive impairment. TC-5619 modulates the activity of the a7 NNR. AZD1446 or TC-6683 is a novel small molecule that it discovered and advanced as part of the preclinical research collaboration that it is conducting with AstraZeneca. AZD1446 modulates the activity of the a4ß2 NNR and is in development for Alzheimer's disease, ADHD or one or more other conditions characterized by cognitive impairment. The Company is subject to government regulations.
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