DAFNA Capital Management LLC lowered its position in CymaBay Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:CBAY) by 78.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 19,067 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 69,000 shares during the quarter. DAFNA Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.07% of CymaBay Therapeutics worth $110,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of CBAY. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in CymaBay Therapeutics by 0.8% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 17,344 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $100,000 after acquiring an additional 140 shares during the last quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in CymaBay Therapeutics in the first quarter worth approximately $105,000. LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI lifted its stake in CymaBay Therapeutics by 100.0% in the second quarter. LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI now owns 20,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $115,000 after acquiring an additional 10,000 shares during the last quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. purchased a new position in CymaBay Therapeutics in the second quarter worth approximately $242,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its stake in CymaBay Therapeutics by 97.6% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 231,949 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $997,000 after acquiring an additional 114,549 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 25.91% of the company’s stock.

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In other CymaBay Therapeutics news, insider Sujal Shah bought 10,000 shares of CymaBay Therapeutics stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 20th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $7.34 per share, for a total transaction of $73,400.00. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 75,891 shares in the company, valued at approximately $557,039.94. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Kurt Von Emster sold 211,124 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.09, for a total value of $1,707,993.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have bought 20,000 shares of company stock valued at $144,750. Company insiders own 15.10% of the company’s stock.

Shares of CymaBay Therapeutics Inc. (CBAY) traded up 1.36% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $8.19. 397,969 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock’s market cap is $358.36 million. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $6.94 and a 200 day moving average of $5.47. CymaBay Therapeutics Inc. has a one year low of $1.15 and a one year high of $8.45.

CymaBay Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CBAY) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.31) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.25) by ($0.06). Equities analysts predict that CymaBay Therapeutics Inc. will post ($0.82) EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on CBAY shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of CymaBay Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Cantor Fitzgerald started coverage on shares of CymaBay Therapeutics in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $16.00 price target for the company. Leerink Swann started coverage on shares of CymaBay Therapeutics in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $12.00 price target for the company. Ifs Securities reiterated a “strong-buy” rating on shares of CymaBay Therapeutics in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $7.00 price target on shares of CymaBay Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. CymaBay Therapeutics currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $14.00.

CymaBay Therapeutics Company Profile

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing therapies to treat metabolic diseases, including serious rare and orphan diseases. The Company’s product candidates include Arhalofenate, MBX-8025 and MBX-2982. Arhalofenate is used to treat gout.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CymaBay Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CBAY)

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