Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (RGLS) Upgraded to “Buy” by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Tuesday morning. They currently have $1.50 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

According to Zacks, “Regulus Therapeutics Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing drugs that target microRNAs, called microRNA therapeutics. The Company’s products aim to treat or prevent hepatitis C infections, cardiovascular disease, fibrosis, oncology, immuno-inflammatory diseases, and metabolic diseases. Regulus Therapeutics Inc. is based in La Jolla, California. “

RGLS has been the subject of several other reports. Chardan Capital lowered Regulus Therapeutics from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. BMO Capital Markets set a $1.00 target price on Regulus Therapeutics and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Monday, June 12th. Wedbush reaffirmed an ourperform rating and set a $6.00 target price on shares of Regulus Therapeutics in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reiterated a hold rating on shares of Regulus Therapeutics in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Regulus Therapeutics currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $3.67.

Regulus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:RGLS) traded up 0.0075% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $1.3401. 32,222 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm’s market cap is $139.08 million. Regulus Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $0.79 and a 12 month high of $3.38. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $1.19 and its 200-day moving average price is $1.24.

Regulus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:RGLS) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.41) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.31) by ($0.10). Regulus Therapeutics had a negative net margin of 31,460.47% and a negative return on equity of 173.20%. The business had revenue of $0.02 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $0.02 million. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Regulus Therapeutics will post ($0.96) EPS for the current year.

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In other news, insider Joseph P. Hagan purchased 219,780 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 25th. The stock was bought at an average price of $0.91 per share, for a total transaction of $199,999.80. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 241,297 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $219,580.27. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Daniel R. Chevallard purchased 54,945 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 25th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $0.91 per share, with a total value of $49,999.95. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 59,415 shares in the company, valued at approximately $54,067.65. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought a total of 549,450 shares of company stock valued at $500,000 in the last quarter. 4.80% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of RGLS. Quantitative Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Regulus Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter worth $103,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in Regulus Therapeutics in the 2nd quarter worth about $139,000. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Regulus Therapeutics by 15.7% in the 4th quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 72,273 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $163,000 after purchasing an additional 9,804 shares during the period. LMR Partners LLP bought a new position in Regulus Therapeutics in the 2nd quarter worth about $164,000. Finally, Tudor Investment Corp ET AL boosted its stake in Regulus Therapeutics by 131.5% in the 1st quarter. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL now owns 108,061 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $178,000 after purchasing an additional 61,373 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 21.94% of the company’s stock.

About Regulus Therapeutics

Regulus Therapeutics Inc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing drugs that target microRNAs to treat a range of diseases. The Company uses its microRNA product platform to develop chemically modified, single-stranded oligonucleotides that the Company calls anti-miRs to modulate microRNAs and return diseased cells to their healthy state.

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