Biohaven Pharmaceutical (BHVN) Sets New 52-Week High on Analyst Upgrade
Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:BHVN)’s share price hit a new 52-week high on Tuesday after Svb Leerink raised their price target on the stock from $50.00 to $67.00. Svb Leerink currently has an outperform rating on the stock. Biohaven Pharmaceutical traded as high as $62.57 and last traded at $63.22, with a volume of 11556 shares. The stock had previously closed at $60.88.
Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Canaccord Genuity raised their target price on shares of Biohaven Pharmaceutical from $46.00 to $89.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 15th. Morgan Stanley cut shares of Biohaven Pharmaceutical from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $49.13 target price on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, April 9th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Oppenheimer raised their target price on shares of Biohaven Pharmaceutical from $54.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 15th. Barclays restated a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of Biohaven Pharmaceutical in a research note on Tuesday, March 19th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Biohaven Pharmaceutical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $63.01.
In other news, Director Declan Doogan sold 2,078 shares of Biohaven Pharmaceutical stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.48, for a total transaction of $94,507.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Vlad Coric sold 100,000 shares of Biohaven Pharmaceutical stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.09, for a total transaction of $5,009,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 437,856 shares of company stock worth $22,279,475. Company insiders own 34.20% of the company’s stock.
The stock has a market cap of $2.66 billion, a PE ratio of -10.41 and a beta of 0.50.
Biohaven Pharmaceutical (NYSE:BHVN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 28th. The company reported ($1.34) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($1.28) by ($0.06). On average, sell-side analysts expect that Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd will post -6.21 earnings per share for the current year.
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Biohaven Pharmaceutical Company Profile (NYSE:BHVN)
Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops late-stage products candidates targeting neurological diseases in the United States. Its clinical stage products include Rimegepant, a product that has completed phase III trials and is in long-term safety ongoing process for acute treatment and prevention of migraine; BHV-3500 that has completed phase I clinical trial for acute treatment and prevention of migraine; and Troriluzole that has completed II/III randomization phase and is ongoing extension trial for ataxias.
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