Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR) had its target price boosted by Chardan Capital from $20.00 to $75.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Jefferies Group upgraded Esperion Therapeutics from a hold rating to a buy rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $85.00 to $55.00 in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a buy rating and set a $70.00 target price (up from $60.00) on shares of Esperion Therapeutics in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Esperion Therapeutics from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Bank of America reiterated a neutral rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of Esperion Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC increased their target price on Esperion Therapeutics from $58.00 to $72.00 and gave the stock a positive rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. Esperion Therapeutics currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $60.15.

Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ ESPR) traded up $2.30 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $56.97. The company had a trading volume of 483,024 shares, compared to its average volume of 537,050. Esperion Therapeutics has a 1 year low of $10.71 and a 1 year high of $65.20.

Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.86) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.79) by ($0.07). During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.77) earnings per share. analysts predict that Esperion Therapeutics will post -7.3 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Esperion Therapeutics news, Director Nicole Vitullo sold 9,326 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.85, for a total transaction of $502,205.10. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 2,472 shares in the company, valued at $133,117.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 32.50% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in ESPR. Iguana Healthcare Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Esperion Therapeutics by 50.0% in the third quarter. Iguana Healthcare Management LLC now owns 150,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $7,518,000 after buying an additional 50,000 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its stake in shares of Esperion Therapeutics by 14.9% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 48,158 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $2,414,000 after buying an additional 6,258 shares in the last quarter. Perceptive Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Esperion Therapeutics in the third quarter valued at about $540,000. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec acquired a new stake in shares of Esperion Therapeutics in the third quarter valued at about $12,583,000. Finally, OxFORD Asset Management LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Esperion Therapeutics in the third quarter valued at about $715,000. Institutional investors own 92.27% of the company’s stock.

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Esperion Therapeutics Company Profile

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc is a lipid management company. The Company is a late-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing once-daily, oral therapies for the treatment of patients with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). With a targeted mechanism of action, bempedoic acid, the Company’s lead product candidate, is an orally available, once-daily adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-citrate lyase (ACL) inhibitor that reduces cholesterol biosynthesis and lowers elevated levels of LDL-C by up-regulating the LDL receptor, but with reduced potential for muscle-related side effects.

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