Shares of Alcobra Ltd. (NASDAQ:ADHD) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $1.55.

ADHD has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Alcobra from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.25 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $1.25 price objective on shares of Alcobra in a report on Monday, June 12th. Finally, Roth Capital cut shares of Alcobra from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $4.00 to $1.00 in a report on Friday, September 29th.

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Alcobra (NASDAQ:ADHD) opened at 1.05 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $1.05 and a 200 day moving average of $1.11. Alcobra has a 12 month low of $0.83 and a 12 month high of $2.68. The company’s market cap is $28.94 million.

Alcobra (NASDAQ:ADHD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 11th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.15) by $0.02. On average, equities analysts forecast that Alcobra will post ($0.50) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Royce & Associates LP lifted its stake in shares of Alcobra by 15.5% in the first quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 745,055 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $849,000 after buying an additional 100,000 shares in the last quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Alcobra by 7,251.0% in the first quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 100,114 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 101,514 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Worth Venture Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of Alcobra by 35.6% in the second quarter. Worth Venture Partners LLC now owns 271,982 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $305,000 after buying an additional 71,465 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 29.68% of the company’s stock.

About Alcobra

Alcobra Ltd is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on development and commercialization of its lead product candidates, including MDX and ADAIR. MDX is a oral drug, for the treatment of ADHD and other cognitive disorders, including Fragile X. MDX is a combined rapid onset ER formulation of the chemical pyridoxine pyroglutamate, which is more commonly known as metadoxine.

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