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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 204.85
TRGT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 67.35 vs. TRGT: 204.85 )
TRGT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 11.33   Max: No Debt
Current: 204.85

Equity to Asset 0.97
TRGT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
99% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. TRGT: 0.97 )
TRGT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -5.8   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.97

-5.8
0.97
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 13.88
M-Score: 22.01
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 (%) -15888.38
TRGT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -78.88 vs. TRGT: -15888.38 )
TRGT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2537.37   Max: 15.3
Current: -15888.38

-2537.37
15.3
Net-margin (%) -17162.24
TRGT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -78.05 vs. TRGT: -17162.24 )
TRGT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2456.95   Max: 12.72
Current: -17162.24

-2456.95
12.72
ROE (%) -32.55
TRGT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -35.75 vs. TRGT: -32.55 )
TRGT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -62.37   Max: 13.55
Current: -32.55

-62.37
13.55
ROA (%) -30.48
TRGT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -28.24 vs. TRGT: -30.48 )
TRGT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -67.26   Max: 3.83
Current: -30.48

-67.26
3.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -6246.49
TRGT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1223 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -438.40 vs. TRGT: -6246.49 )
TRGT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4068.59   Max: 22.91
Current: -6246.49

-4068.59
22.91
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -66.20
TRGT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. TRGT: -66.20 )
TRGT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -67.4   Max: 68.8
Current: -66.2

-67.4
68.8
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

TRGT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 40,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 143,059 sh (-54.5%)
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Q1 2014

TRGT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Q2 2014

TRGT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 13,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 29,626 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TRGT

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2014-09-30 Sold Out $2.49 - $4.66 $ 2.76-11%0
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy$3.61 - $4.79 $ 2.76-33%13800
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$3.99 - $4.78 $ 2.76-38%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-09-30 Reduce -58.86%0.01%$4.22 - $5.12 $ 2.76-39%600000
Seth Klarman 2012-03-31 Sold Out 1%$5.03 - $7.5 $ 2.76-53%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-03-31 Add 584.3%0.02%$5.03 - $7.5 $ 2.76-53%1368600
Seth Klarman 2011-12-31 New Buy1%$4.99 - $19.25 $ 2.76-76%6000000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-12-31 New Buy$4.99 - $19.25 $ 2.76-76%200000
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Ratios

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P/B 0.83
TRGT's P/B is ranked higher than
99% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 6.13 vs. TRGT: 0.83 )
TRGT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 12.59
Current: 0.83

0.58
12.59
EV-to-EBIT 0.07
TRGT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
100% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TRGT: 0.07 )
TRGT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -452.3   Max: 48.2
Current: 0.07

-452.3
48.2
Current Ratio 30.82
TRGT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 1238 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. TRGT: 30.82 )
TRGT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.15   Max: 30.82
Current: 30.82

2.15
30.82
Quick Ratio 30.82
TRGT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 1238 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. TRGT: 30.82 )
TRGT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.15   Max: 30.82
Current: 30.82

2.15
30.82

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 0.98
TRGT's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
100% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 50.00 vs. TRGT: 0.98 )
TRGT' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 17.79
Current: 0.98

0.92
17.79
Price/Net Current Asset Value 0.98
TRGT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 29.38 vs. TRGT: 0.98 )
TRGT' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 48.6
Current: 0.98

0.92
48.6
Price/Tangible Book 0.82
TRGT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
99% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 9.38 vs. TRGT: 0.82 )
TRGT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 11.55
Current: 0.82

0.73
11.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1428.60
TRGT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -6.30 vs. TRGT: 1428.60 )
TRGT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 2796.5
Current: 1428.6

2.1
2796.5

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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