HC Wainwright Reaffirms “Buy” Rating for Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (AKBA)
Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKBA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at HC Wainwright in a research report issued on Wednesday. They currently have a $24.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 68.54% from the company’s current price.
Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Mizuho initiated coverage on Akebia Therapeutics in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $24.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Akebia Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $17.00 price objective on shares of Akebia Therapeutics in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded Akebia Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Akebia Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.75.
Shares of Akebia Therapeutics (AKBA) opened at $14.24 on Wednesday. Akebia Therapeutics has a 52 week low of $7.78 and a 52 week high of $20.25.
Akebia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AKBA) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.49) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.56) by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $41.28 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $34.00 million. Akebia Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 198.85% and a negative net margin of 137.80%. equities research analysts predict that Akebia Therapeutics will post -2.74 EPS for the current year.
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In other news, SVP Michel Dahan sold 1,398 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.64, for a total value of $27,456.72. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. In the last three months, insiders sold 7,586 shares of company stock worth $147,289. Corporate insiders own 8.67% of the company’s stock.
Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of Akebia Therapeutics in the second quarter valued at approximately $132,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of Akebia Therapeutics in the third quarter valued at approximately $183,000. Legal & General Group Plc increased its holdings in shares of Akebia Therapeutics by 8.0% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 9,672 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $142,000 after purchasing an additional 714 shares during the period. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC acquired a new position in shares of Akebia Therapeutics in the third quarter valued at approximately $200,000. Finally, Creative Planning increased its holdings in shares of Akebia Therapeutics by 2.9% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 10,650 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $153,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the period. 59.27% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Akebia Therapeutics Company Profile
Akebia Therapeutics, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the development and commercialization of therapeutics based on hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) biology. The Company’s lead product candidate, vadadustat, is indicated for the treatment of anemia in chronic kidney disease (CKD).
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