Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HRTX) – Research analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald upped their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Heron Therapeutics in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst L. Chen now forecasts that the biotechnology company will post earnings per share of ($3.45) for the year, up from their prior forecast of ($3.57). Cantor Fitzgerald has a “Buy” rating and a $31.00 price objective on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald also issued estimates for Heron Therapeutics’ FY2018 earnings at ($2.16) EPS.

Several other brokerages also recently weighed in on HRTX. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Heron Therapeutics in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. Northland Securities initiated coverage on Heron Therapeutics in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Noble Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of Heron Therapeutics in a research note on Friday, October 6th. BidaskClub downgraded Heron Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Heron Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. Heron Therapeutics has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $28.36.

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Heron Therapeutics (HRTX) opened at $16.35 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 2.12 and a quick ratio of 2.72. Heron Therapeutics has a 12-month low of $12.21 and a 12-month high of $20.85.

Heron Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HRTX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.77) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.87) by $0.10. Heron Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 385.11% and a negative net margin of 831.89%. The business had revenue of $8.57 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.12 million.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in shares of Heron Therapeutics by 202.1% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 130,374 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $2,106,000 after buying an additional 87,212 shares in the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new stake in shares of Heron Therapeutics in the 3rd quarter worth $206,000. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Heron Therapeutics in the 3rd quarter worth $2,340,000. C WorldWide Group Holding A S bought a new stake in shares of Heron Therapeutics in the 3rd quarter worth $1,615,000. Finally, Asymmetry Capital Management L.P. bought a new stake in shares of Heron Therapeutics in the 3rd quarter worth $1,017,000.

Heron Therapeutics Company Profile

Heron Therapeutics, Inc is a biotechnology company engaged in developing pharmaceutical products for patients suffering from cancer or pain. The Company’s product candidates include SUSTOL, HTX-019 and HTX-011. All of its product candidates utilize science and technology platforms, including its Biochronomer drug delivery technology.

Earnings History and Estimates for Heron Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HRTX)

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