Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. (NASDAQ:COLL) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The firm currently has a $16.00 target price on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target points to a potential upside of 13.56% from the company’s current price.

According to Zacks, “Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company. It develops and commercializes prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals for the treatment of central nervous system, respiratory and skin related disorders. The Company’s product candidate consists of COL-195, COL-196, COL-171, COL-003 and COL-172 which are in different clinical trial. It developed a formulation platform technology, DETERx, for the treatment of chronic pain. Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc. is based in CUMBERLAND, United States. “

COLL has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $14.00 target price on shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical in a research note on Friday, October 6th. HC Wainwright reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price on shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 target price on shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $19.33.

Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:COLL) traded up $1.38 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $14.09. 2,270,100 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 453,441. Collegium Pharmaceutical has a 12-month low of $7.37 and a 12-month high of $18.02.

Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:COLL) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($0.45) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.73) by $0.28. The firm had revenue of $11.95 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.31 million. Collegium Pharmaceutical had a negative net margin of 447.83% and a negative return on equity of 77.11%. The company’s revenue was up 2814.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($1.13) earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Collegium Pharmaceutical will post -2.63 EPS for the current year.

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Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. American International Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical by 27.8% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 9,948 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $100,000 after purchasing an additional 2,163 shares during the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in Collegium Pharmaceutical in the second quarter valued at $125,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors lifted its holdings in Collegium Pharmaceutical by 16.4% in the first quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 10,087 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 1,422 shares during the period. Credit Suisse AG lifted its holdings in Collegium Pharmaceutical by 9.4% in the first quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 13,630 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $137,000 after buying an additional 1,173 shares during the period. Finally, UBS Group AG lifted its holdings in Collegium Pharmaceutical by 283.2% in the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 13,767 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $139,000 after buying an additional 10,174 shares during the period. 83.96% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Collegium Pharmaceutical Company Profile

Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc is a specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing and commercializing abuse-deterrent products that incorporate its DETERx platform technology for the treatment of chronic pain and other diseases. Its products include Xtampza ER and ONSOLIS. Its DETERx platform provides extended-release drug delivery, while safeguarding against common methods of abuse and tampering, including crushing, chewing, and heating and injecting.

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