Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (CARA) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.03 EPS
Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CARA) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.38) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.35) by ($0.03), Briefing.com reports. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.42) EPS.
Shares of Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ CARA) traded down $0.67 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $11.51. 438,755 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 835,692.
A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $27.00 price objective on shares of Cara Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Canaccord Genuity set a $25.00 price objective on shares of Cara Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Cara Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price objective on shares of Cara Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Cara Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $25.46.
In other Cara Therapeutics news, CEO Derek T. Chalmers sold 16,000 shares of Cara Therapeutics stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.66, for a total value of $202,560.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 7.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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About Cara Therapeutics
Cara Therapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing chemical entities designed to alleviate pain and pruritus by focusing on kappa opioid receptors. It is developing a class of product candidates that target the body’s peripheral nervous system.
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