Wells Fargo & Co Reaffirms “Buy” Rating for Kala Pharmaceuticals (KALA)

Wells Fargo & Co restated their buy rating on shares of Kala Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KALA) in a report issued on Friday.

Several other research analysts have also issued reports on KALA. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $35.00 price target on Kala Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Sunday, November 19th. Wedbush restated an outperform rating and issued a $46.00 price target on shares of Kala Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. BidaskClub upgraded Kala Pharmaceuticals from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, December 29th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Kala Pharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $36.80.

Kala Pharmaceuticals (KALA) traded up $1.35 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $13.61. The stock had a trading volume of 1,113,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 973,460. Kala Pharmaceuticals has a 1-year low of $11.81 and a 1-year high of $26.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 11.00 and a quick ratio of 11.00. The company has a market cap of $329.73 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.48.

Kala Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KALA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported ($0.56) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.42) by ($0.14). sell-side analysts predict that Kala Pharmaceuticals will post -2.22 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of KALA. Victory Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in Kala Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter worth about $12,414,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp bought a new position in Kala Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter worth about $540,000. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc bought a new position in Kala Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter worth about $360,000. EAM Investors LLC bought a new position in Kala Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter worth about $1,353,000. Finally, American International Group Inc. bought a new position in Kala Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter worth about $122,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 62.96% of the company’s stock.

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Kala Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics through its nanoparticle-based Mucus Penetrating Particles, or MPP, technology. The Company’s initial focus is on the treatment of eye diseases. The Company’s product candidate includes KPI-121 1%, KPI-121 0.25% and MPP rTKI Program.

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