Shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:RARE) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $73.33.
A number of research firms recently issued reports on RARE. Leerink Swann reaffirmed a “positive” rating and issued a $85.00 target price (up previously from $80.00) on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a research note on Wednesday, September 4th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $75.00 price target on Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 4th. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price target on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a research report on Tuesday, November 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $75.00 price target on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a report on Wednesday, November 6th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 21st.
In other news, CEO Emil D. Kakkis bought 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 11th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $43.63 per share, for a total transaction of $218,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 472,479 shares in the company, valued at $20,614,258.77. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Corporate insiders own 7.80% of the company’s stock.
RARE traded up $0.21 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $43.00. 397,900 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 549,120. Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical has a 1-year low of $35.41 and a 1-year high of $74.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.46 billion, a PE ratio of -5.82 and a beta of 2.16. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a current ratio of 6.79 and a quick ratio of 6.64. The business’s 50-day moving average price is $39.78 and its 200 day moving average price is $51.02.
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:RARE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 5th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.96) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($1.71) by ($0.25). Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical had a negative net margin of 470.18% and a negative return on equity of 52.16%. The business had revenue of $25.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $28.88 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($1.74) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 119.4% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts expect that Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical will post -7.28 EPS for the current fiscal year.
About Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company, which engages in the identification, acquisition, development and commercialization of novel products for the treatment of serious rare and ultra-rare genetic diseases. Its product includes Mepsevii and Crysvita. The company was founded by Emil D.
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